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Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program (AAMEP)

The Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program provides the opportunity for emerging Muslim leaders in Australia and from ASEAN countries to participate in a community-based program of dialogue, intellectual and cultural exchange.

Delegates will experience a program reflecting the diversity of multicultural Australia and Muslim communities in Southeast Asia. Emerging community leaders such as individuals involved in non-government organisations, charities, mosques, Islamic schools, universities, as well as authors, artists, and academics are encouraged to apply.

The AAMEP draws on an 18-year history of the Australia-Malaysia, Australia-Thailand and the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Programs. These programs are unique in their focus on building friendship and understanding between the Muslim communities of Australia and ASEAN.

AAMEP is delivered by Australia Indonesia Connections.

AAMEP 2019

The 2019 Australia-ASEAN Muslim Exchange Program will be conducted in two separate rounds where delegates will participate in an intensive 10 day program.

Five Australian delegates will travel to Malaysia and Thailand from 17 to 26 July 2019, and six delegates representing three ASEAN countries (Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines) will travel to Australia from 11 to 20 September 2019.

If you would like to be informed about future AAMEP opportunities, email

The five Australian delegates for the 2019 AAMEP in Malaysia. Photo: AIC
The 2019 AAMEP delegates from Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines in Australia. Photo: AIC
Last Updated: 23 September 2019
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