This summer, Princeton in Africa welcomed our 2014-15 fellowship class. This group of 49 inspiring, enthusiastic and dedicated new Fellows has begun to head out across the African continent to support our partner organizations. They will be working in 15 countries with 30 partner organizations (including eight new partner organizations – see our list of Current Partners for more info on all of our incredible partners!). We received over 460 applications this year, and as you can imagine, the 2014-15 fellowship class is as impressive as ever.
Our pre-departure orientation was held here in Princeton from June 4-June 8. As was the case last year, we had a wonderful panel of alumni who shared their experiences, stories and invaluable advice with the outgoing Fellows, as well as a career panel of professional guests who offered our Fellows insight and guidance on how to make the most of their fellowship year. In addition, we were thrilled to see the Fellows quickly bond with each other over shared interests, goals, jokes, and experiences. We have no doubt that this strong sense of community will unite our Fellows throughout their fellowship year and beyond.
Our new Fellows are bright, adventurous, and passionate about Africa, and we can’t wait to experience the year ahead with them. Welcome 2014-15 PiAf Fellows!