Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program
Value Learning has been appointed to deliver the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia-Indonesia Institute. Established in 1982, AIYEP links youth (21-25 years old) in Australia and Indonesia through social, professional, and cultural exchange. It is a chance for participants to grow their intercultural skills, professional experiences, and international networks. The Australia-Indonesia Institute, an initiative of the Australian Government, is proud to support this project as part of its mission to deepen community and institutional links between Australia and Indonesia.
The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program is honoured to have The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) as its patron.
This exciting online program offers the opportunity for 18 Indonesians and 18 Australians to share seven weeks (November to December) learning with each other, alumni and others who hold influence and experience in the Australia-Indonesia academic, business, community and diplomatic world.
During the program participants undertake work experience, share in online educational and cultural performances, hear from high-level guest speakers and work collaboratively on a project of relevance to themselves and to the bilateral relationship.
Applications for AIYEP 2021 closed on 20 September 2021.
Offered by the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), AIYEP is delivered through supportive partnerships in Australia and Indonesia that include the Ministry of Youth and Sport (Kemenpora) in the Republic of Indonesia. AIYEP is grateful to have the The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), as its Patron. Embassies and diplomats in Australia and Indonesia also contribute their time to program activities.
Internship is a key learning experience for AIYEP participants. Australian and Indonesian businesses and organisations offer 3-week online placements to individual participants who work on a project that relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
AIYEP participants come from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. Value Learning supports each business to develop suitable workplan while guiding participants on workplace norms and expectations .
Mentorship is a vital component of the program. Mentors provide support and insights in working in cross cultural teams and assist in expanding the participants’ networks in Australia and Indonesia. Each participant is assigned a counterpart and together they are assigned a mentor, who has a background in international relations, industry, education or business. The mentor works with the counterparts to share cultural insights and guide them through the development of the business acumen and global competence skills that underpin the program.