Social Impact Fellowships in Asia

Global Community Fellowships with VIA Programs

Fully Funded One-Year Fellowships in Asia

Application Deadline: November 12th, 2017

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for young and established professionals.

Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Fellow Roles

Education-focused posts
  • As a teaching fellow, you'll advance student development using critical thinking, peace and conflict resolution, and cross-cultural communication curriculum. You'll also help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

NGO-focused posts
  • As an NGO fellow, you'll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities.

In addition to Education-focused posts and NGO-focused posts, all fellows work in program management and leadership development capacities.

  • Fellows also lead VIA’s short-term experiential education programs for high school and university students. As a short-term program coordinator, you will learn how to design, manage and evaluate experiential programs. Fellows gain valuable professional skills, including facilitation, curriculum design, evaluation, and budgeting.

Program Areas

  • Anti-trafficking
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Health and Disability
  • Social Enterprise Development

Program Locations

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Connect with Us!

For more information please contact Peter Nguyen, Global Community Fellowship Coordinator at

VIA offers high-impact experiential learning programs in Asia and the United States that transcend boundaries, transform lives, and strengthen our global community.

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