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.
During the online component participants get to know each other and undertake the Global Competence certificate to further develop their intercultural skills and learn from each other's culture in preparation for the 4 week in-country experience
Applications for AIYEP 2023 open on 15 May 2023.
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 placements to individual participants.
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 .
Host an Indonesian AIYEPer
Becoming a host family for AIYEP is a unique opportunity for Australian families to create exciting new intercultural connections and contribute to international engagement between Australia and Indonesia.
Host families share Australian daily life and culture with AIYEP participants and in return gain a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture and greater intercultural awareness.
While the Indonesian delegates participate in full-time internships at host organisations during the week, they will interact with their host family's daily life and schedule in the morning and evenings. On weekends, host families are encouraged to involve AIYEP participants in their regular weekend activities. Throughout the in-country stay, AIYEP delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in local school cultural exchange visits and alumni-led social activities.
In 2023, we are searching for host families in Canberra to host 21 Indonesian participants from 11th November to 3rd December.
If you would like to become a host family for AIYEP 2023, you can apply now!
For more information on becoming an AIYEP host family, contact Program Assistant Shari Towns at AIYEP@valuelearning.com.au.