Would you like to travel, make new friends, see new places and build life-long professional and personal networks with Australia’s nearest neighbour? AIYEP provides all these opportunities and more, by offering young Australians (21 to 25 years old) fully-paid scholarships to join an Australia-Indonesia exchange program. Successful candidates will join a pre-departure orientation week alongside AIYEP Indonesian counterparts, and then travel to Indonesia to live and work with host families and organisations for two months. As well as all the exciting possibilities that the AIYEP program opens up for participants, they will also earn an AFS Global Competence Certificate, delivered by AFS Australia alongside an international standard Intercultural Learning Project.
Past AIYEP participants have gone on to forge exciting careers in international relations, diplomacy, academia and business in Australia, Indonesia and beyond. Click on the link below to read testimonies from past participants.
AIYEP 2017-18 to Indonesia will run from 15 December 2017 to 9 February 2018. Successful applicants will travel to Bengkulu Province in Sumatra, spending 3 weeks in Bengkulu city and 3 weeks in Rejang Lebong regency, a regional area north of the city. The initial competitive application process is open from now until 24 September. AIYEP is looking for 18 accomplished young women and men (aged between 21 and 25) from every state and territory in Australia. Apply now to begin your journey as a future leader of Australia-Indonesia relations.