Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program 2021

 

The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP), established in 1982, 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. This year, in response to the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, AIYEP 2021 will be offered as a virtual program.

This new and exciting program offers the opportunity for 18 Indonesians and 18 Australians to share seven weeks (November to December) interacting and engaging with each other, with alumni and others who hold influence and experience in the Australia-Indonesia diplomatic, academic and business world.

Online Delivery

 

The 2021 edition of the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program will be delivered fully online in keeping with the following goals:

 

  • Provide opportunities for young people from Indonesia and Australia to gain a better understanding of the culture, development, and way of life of each other's country,

  • Form a vibrant group of young people committed to the improvement and strengthening of bilateral relationships, and

  • Provide young Indonesians and Australians with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and mentoring in their field of interest with a focus on a COVID-19 related project.

The Indonesian and Australian AIYEP students in formal photo at the Indonesian embassy

Program Outline

 

   During the program participants will:

  • Establish counterpart pairs of Australian and Indonesian participants - together they will build relationships, complete online learning, and engage in projects and reflective conversations. Project topics will relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, how it has impacted both countries’ economic, social, education and health environment.

  • Engage in an online Global Competence learning program together including online modules, forum discussions and live facilitated sessions. Participants will build their intercultural understanding and global capability.

 

  • Engage in virtual work experience. This will be achieved through a variety of opportunities to engage with volunteer/community development organisations, 1 government institutions, university led projects and businesses with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

 

  • Participate in webinars with high level guest speakers such as leaders from the public and private sectors and prominent alumni. Enjoy courtesy calls, panel discussions and opportunities to undertake a range of cultural and educational activities with schools in Australia and Indonesia.

 

  • Improve Indonesian language skills through weekly interactions between counterparts. Participants will use a language passport to log specific themes and learning from conversation.

An Australian AIYEP participant leads and Indonesian ceremony in a village street lined with people

Program Components

 

During the program participants will:

  • Take part in formal opening and closing ceremonies, showcase of projects and learning, social and cultural events.

  • Establish counterpart pairs of Australian and Indonesian participants- together they will build relationships, complete online learning, and engage in projects and reflective conversations. Project topics will relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, how it has impacted both countries’ economic, social, education and health environment.

  • Complete an online Global Competence learning program together including online modules, forum discussions and live facilitated sessions. Participants will build their intercultural understanding and global capability.

  • Engage in virtual work experience. This will be achieved through a variety of opportunities to work on projects with volunteer/community organisations, government bodies, education institutions, and businesses with an interest in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.

  • Participate in webinars with influential guest speakers such as leaders from the public and private sectors and prominent alumni. Enjoy courtesy calls, panel discussions and opportunities to undertake a range of cultural and educational activities with schools in Australia and Indonesia.

  • Improve Indonesian language skills through weekly interactions between counterparts. Participants will use a language passport to log specific themes and learning from conversation. Participants will be offered the opportunity to complete a before and after prog the program participants will undertake work experience, enjoy educational and cultural performances, hear from high level guest speakers, work collaboratively on a project related to the impact of COVID-19 in Australia and Indonesia, and complete the Global Competence Certificate*.

Participants will be offered the opportunity to complete a before and after program Intercultural Effectiveness Scale to guide their intercultural competence development through their engagement in AIYEP.

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