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Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program 2022

Are you aged between 21 and 25 years ? Do you have a passion for learning about Indonesian culture while you develop skills and share your Australian culture?  The Australian Indonesian Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is designed especially for you!


Be one of the 18 Indonesians and 18 Australians who share seven weeks interacting and engaging with each other, program alumni and others who hold influence and experience in the Australia-Indonesia diplomatic, academic and business world.

Brought to you by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( DFAT) and Value Learning, AIYEP combines online learning; a business internship, language skills, access to Australian-Indonesian experts and opportunities to build on your intercultural skills in this comprehensive seven week program. 


Read on to learn more about the AIYEP interactive online program, then make your application! 

Program Dates 2022

  • 9 November - 29 December 2022

Applications Open

  • Usually in July each year

currently closed 

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  •  Sessions to learn about the program are held each year. 

Your Time Commitment

  • 7 Weeks 

  • Approximately 15 hours each week 

  • Self-paced online learning

  • Internship

  • Project work and live sessions 

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About the Program 

Find out what you will be doing on AIYEP

week to week 


Find the answers to your questions about AIYEP

Information Session

Express your interest in learning about AIYEP 2023

Application T's and C's

Read the small print about your application and  personal information

Online Delivery


The 2022 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 work together online 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 who are 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 project related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Pre-program Orientation

29 - 30 October 2022, Sydney

  • Meet your fellow participants in person

  • Bond and get to know each other 

  • Prepare for the commencement of the program 

  • Meet Alumni 

  • Participate in a guest speaker event

  • Domestic travel and accommodation in Sydney is included in the program. 

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About the Program
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Week 1 


  • Start your journey with AIYEP!

  • Formal opening with government representatives

  • Welcome and introductions, establish group dynamics and meet your counterpart

  • Start the Global Competence Certificate*

  • Introduction of internship  

Week 2

  • Progress your counterpart activities

  • Build your global competence through online learning 

  • Start your internship

  • Join an Alumni led social activity

  • Commence professional development mentoring

  • Explore culture

  • Participate in a guest speaker event

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Week 3


  • Delve deeper into elements of culture as you immerse in the online modules

  • Learn strategies to suspend judgement and explore different communication and work styles in Australia and Indonesia

  • Continue on your  internship

  • Professional development mentoring

  • Have fun in an Alumni led social activity

  • Explore culture

  • Guest speaker event

Week 4


  • Gain more intercultural skills through the online learning 

  • Sessions on conflict styles, exploring diversity and inequalities in Australia and Indonesia

  • Continue learning through your business internship

  • Professional development mentoring

  • Alumni led social activity

  • Explore language and culture

  • Participate in a guest speaker event

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Week 5


  • Gain intercultural competence through online forums

  • Explore power and privilege, leadership styles in Australia and Indonesia

  • Work on an AIYEP Group Project

  • Professional development mentoring

  • Take part in an Alumni led social activity

  • Be motivated by a guest speaker event

Week 6

  • Finish the Global Competence Certificate

  • Continue on with your AIYEP Group Project

  • Interact in an Alumni led social activity

  • Explore culture: Christmas Week

  • Consolidate your learning in online forums 

  • Continue engagement for bilateral relationships taking action to affect change

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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.

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