Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program 2018/19

Applications for the 37th Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) are now open!

AIYEP is a one of a kind, highly successful DFAT program marking its 37th year in 2018/19. Eighteen young Indonesians aged 21-25 spend two months in Australia from October to December, experiencing work placements, home-stays, community service, cultural performances and visits to local schools and communities. Eighteen young Australians undertake a similar program in Indonesia with their Indonesian counterparts from December to January.

There are various ways students and community members can participate in the program. AIYEP is currently seeking youth participants, as well as host families for Indonesian participants, and host organisations interested in connecting with the program.

How can you get involved?

Australian Applicants: Australian citizens aged between 21 and 25 years of age (born after September 1993 and before October 1997) who would like to contribute to enhancing Australia’s bilateral relations with our closest geographical neighbour, are encouraged to apply. If you have an active interest in Indonesia and are passionate about forging people-to-people links, apply now!

Australian Host Families: This year the Australian phase of AIYEP will be hosted in Victoria! Do you live in Melbourne or Bendigo? Are you interested in actively contributing to Australia’s international relations by welcoming an Indonesian AIYEPer into your home for 3 weeks? If so, inquire about becoming a host family.

Australian Host Organisations: If you are a Melbourne or Bendigo-based organisation interested in engaging with our program by offering work experience to an AIYEP delegate, we’d love to hear from you! This program gives you the chance to contribute to an Australian Government priority initiative. Express your interest today.

For more information, please visit the AIYEP website.