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Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program: Applications now open


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Applications for the 2016-17 Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) are now open.

AIYEP was established in 1981 as a joint project between the Australian and Indonesian
Governments to promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange among young Australians and
Indonesians. It provides a wonderful opportunity for the participants to experience first-hand the
culture and society of each country.

Participants will be assigned an Indonesian counterpart who will first undertake a similar program in
Australia before departing for Indonesia together to take part in work placements and partnerships,
cultural performances and visits to local schools and communities, all while living with local host

They will also undertake a development project in a rural and remote village, working with and
helping local communities on business and entrepreneurship, youth and education, and women's
empowerment activities.

AIYEP is a program designed for exceptional and energetic young people with a desire to deepen
their understanding of Indonesia and a commitment to strengthening the linkages between the two
countries. Indonesian language skills are desirable but not mandatory. Application forms and
further information are available online at

AIYEP is a core program of the Australia-Indonesia Institute (an Australian Government body
administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). It is conducted in partnership with
the Indonesian Ministry for Youth and Sport which coordinates the program in Indonesia. The
program is facilitated by The Communication Network (TCN).

Last Updated: 6 October 2016
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