In early June 2016, Princeton in Africa welcomed our newest 2016-17 fellowship class. Our 49 inspiring, talented and dedicated Fellows have begun to head out across the African continent to support our fellowship organizations. They will be working in 15 countries with 31 organizations (including two new host organizations, Young 1ove and HelpAge International – see the full list of our incredible host organizations here!). We received 428 applications this year, and as you can imagine, the 2016-17 fellowship class is as impressive as ever.
Our pre-departure orientation was held here in Princeton from June 1-5, 2016. This year’s orientation featured a panel of alumni who shared their experiences, stories and invaluable advice with our 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, there was plenty of time for our Fellows to bond over shared interests and experiences and have fun along the way! We are excited to see our Fellows continue to grow as individuals and as a community over the course of their fellowship year.
Our new Fellows are bright, adventurous, and passionate about the African continent, and we can’t wait to experience the year ahead with them. Welcome 2016-17 PiAf Fellows!