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Host an AIYEP participant

Families in Australia and Indonesia support the Australia-Indonesia Youth Program ( AIYEP) by offering participants a short term home stay experience. 

In 2023, we are seeking families in Canberra to share their home life with an AIYEP participant from Indonesia on a short term placement from 11 November to 3 December.

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.

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The Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) is a fully funded program sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, offering the opportunity for young people aged 21-25 from Indonesia and Australia to spend time in both countries learning about each other's cultures, and expanding their personal and professional network across the Australia- Indonesia diplomatic, academic and business world.

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Why host?

For Australian families this program offers the opportunity to increase international engagement and understanding by hosting an Indonesian participant.

Value Learning provides support to host families throughout the homestay experience, and we also support and educate AIYEPers in Australian cultural norms and expectations.

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What will the 
participant do ? 

The Indonesian delegates participate in full-time internships at host organisations during the week and will interact with their host family's daily life and schedule in the morning and evenings.

AIYEP delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in local school cultural exchange visits and alumni-led social activities.


On weekends, host families are encouraged to involve AIYEP participants in their regular weekend activities. 


About the participants

The Indonesian delegates come from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds and cultural regions of Indonesia.


They are university educated graduates or students in education, international relations, engineering, health sciences, law, business, IT, communications and other fields.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about becoming a host family

Download our host family information flyer to share with your family and friends.

Are you  interested in offering a homestay experience to an AIYEP participant? 

This year's program will only be open to families
based in Canberra.

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