The beginning of summer is always an exciting time at Princeton in Africa! Our 2013-14 fellowship class of 46 inspiring, enthusiastic and dedicated new Fellows has begun to head out across the continent to support our partner organizations. They will be working in 15 African countries with 25 partner organizations. We received a record number of applications this year (466 applications from 125+ American colleges and universities). As you can imagine, the 2013-14 fellowship class is as impressive as ever.
Our pre-departure orientation was held here in Princeton from June 6-June 9, and it was an energizing—and full!—several days. Not only did we have a wonderful panel of alumni who shared their experiences, stories and invaluable advice with the outgoing Fellows, but this year we also hosted an international careers panel. Our professional guests offered our Fellows insight and guidance as they prepare to set out on their fellowship journey. In addition to preparing for their upcoming year, the Fellows quickly created strong bonds with each other during the pre-departure orientation, and we have no doubt that this will be a strongly united fellowship class.
Our new Fellows are bright, adventurous, and passionate about Africa, and we can’t wait to experience the year ahead with them. Welcome 2013-14 PiAf Fellows!