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BRIDGE School Partnerships Program

The Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) School Partnerships Program is a flagship program of the Australia-Indonesia Institute and is delivered by the Asia Education Foundation. It has operated since 2008.

The BRIDGE School Partnerships Program is an innovative education program that establishes school partnerships between Australian and Indonesian school communities. BRIDGE builds educators’ professional knowledge, capabilities and skills and students collaborate on projects, practice language skills and develop lifelong friendships with their partner school.

The program funds intensive virtual and in-person professional development programs and opportunities, including reciprocal homestays and school visits. The program has established 200 Australia-Indonesia school partnerships and has involved 800 Australian and Indonesian teachers.

BRIDGE recognises that intercultural understanding is essential to equip young people to live and work successfully as responsible local and global citizens. The program supports educators and students to increase their intercultural understanding, real-life digital capability and literacy, and strengthen their regional knowledge and language skills.

For more information, follow the Australia-Indonesia Institute Facebook page or visit the Asia Education Foundation website.

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Group photo of the 2019 Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE participants.
2019 Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE participants during the Professional Learning Program in Jakarta. Credit: Asia Education Foundation.


Group photo of (top row) Ibu Yayuk Nuryati from SMPN 3 Cileungsi with (bottom row) year 9 students from Monte Sant Angelo College.
Ibu Yayuk Nuryati from SMPN 3 Cileungsi during an Indonesian dance workshop with year 9 students from Monte Sant Angelo College, NSW. Credit: Asia Education Foundation.


Camden Haven High School students with SMPN 16 Singkawang, West Kalimantan. Credit: Camden Haven High School
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