Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program Schedule 2021

This new and exciting program offers the opportunity for 18 Indonesians and 18 Australians to share seven weeks interacting and engaging with each other, with alumni and others who hold influence and experience in the Australia-Indonesia diplomatic, academic and business world. Learn more about the details of the program before you make your application. 

Dates

 

The program will have a duration of seven weeks starting on 16 November 2020 with a closing ceremony on 4 January 2021.

Time Commitment

 

Participants should expect to spend approximately 20 hours a week engaging in the program, which includes self-paced online learning, project work and live sessions throughout the seven weeks of the program.

Three Indonesian AIYEP students  working together on a program task
An Indonesian cultural offering of flowers and greenery in a decorative woven bamboo container

Week 1 

 

Formal opening with government representatives

Welcome and introductions, establish group dynamics and counterparts

Engage in online learning and initiating language passport Start the Global Competence Certificate*

Alumni led social activity

Introduction of internship  

Week 2

 

Continue online and language learning, progress counterpart activities

Start of internship

Alumni led social activity

Professional development mentoring

Explore language and culture

Guest speaker event

Four Indonesian boys in white ceremonial shirts and head dress looking up
An elderly Indonesian farmer sowing rice plants in a padi field

Week 3

 

Online and language learning continues, strategies to suspend judgement and explore different communication and work styles in Australia and Indonesia

Continuation of internship

Professional development mentoring

Alumni led social activity

Explore language and culture

Guest speaker event

Week 4

 

Online and language learning continues, sessions on conflict styles, exploring diversity and inequalities in Australia and Indonesia

Continuation of internship

Professional development mentoring

Alumni led social activity

Explore language and culture

Guest speaker event

AIYEP participants in ceremonial dress lead a parade through a village street lined with people
Young Muslim Indonesian students working on a task at a table with their teacher looking on

Week 5

 

Online and language learning continues, exploring power and privilege, leadership styles in Australia and Indonesia

AIYEP Group Project

Professional development mentoring

Alumni led social activity

Guest speaker event

Week 6

Finish Global Competence Certificate

AIYEP Group Project

Alumni led social activity

Explore language and culture: Christmas Week

Online and language learning resumes, continue engagement for bilateral relationships and taking action to affect change

An Australian AIYEP participant serving bowls of food in a warung with three Indonesian people
A formal photo of Indonesian and Australian participants and delegates standing on steps

Week 7

 

Explore culture: New Year’s Week

Closing Graduation Ceremony with an opportunity to showcase AIYEP experience and project outcomes to program sponsors and other guests

Evaluation and feedback

Next steps, staying connected, future Australia-Indonesian engagement, Alumni opportunities

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 AFS Global Competence Certificate 

 

* The AFS Global Competence Certificate (GCC), is a combination of online learning and live training delivered through 18 modules. Each module has a series of videos, forums, quizzes, and activities to help participants enhance their learning.

 

The program brings the content of intercultural learning through a modular, blended, and experiential learning approach. It can be self-paced. This curriculum serves as the basis for further individual and group reflection and experimentation during live online facilitated components delivered throughout the duration of the program.

 

The content of the online modules helps each participant reflect on his or her own cultural identity and supports participants as they learn about others, manage their emotions, and build meaningful relationships across differences.

Apply for AIYEP 2021
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