The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for young and established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) to support community development and 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.
Each fellowship program requires different qualifications, which are listed on our website.
Some desired qualifications include but are not limited to:
- Interest or experience in teaching or NGO work
- Self-starter, able to proactively find ways to contribute to an organization
- Ability to work independently and in a team
Note about citizenship requirements:
Due to certain visa/work permit restrictions and the needs of our partner organizations, Global Community Fellowship posts are often limited to US citizens/residents, or individuals who have received their bachelor's degree from a US university.
The program is funded by our alumni, partners, and grants. This includes:
- Approximately four weeks of training, covering program management, cross-cultural communication, leadership development, local language lessons, and teacher training
- Comprehensive emergency medical and evacuation insurance
- Living and housing stipend (based on local cost of living) while working at your post or on a short-term VIA program
- Intra-Asia travel (from training to your post and wrap-up conference)
- Language study grants and tutors are available at some posts
Level of Language Proficiency
Very high to native English proficiency, especially for teaching positions, is required. Other language requirements vary depending on post, but generally, local language ability is not required. VIA will arrange local language classes for fellows when they arrive in-country.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please visit our website for more information and to start your application.