Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program - promoting cross-cultural understanding since 1981

Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

AIYEP is a Commonwealth Government initiative funded by the Australia-Indonesia Institute in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and by DFAT's Australian Aid Program. The Australian Coordinator is TCN The Communications Network.

The program has two main phases in each country: a capital city location, followed by a rural/regional stay. A counterpart system is established between the two groups for the Indonesian stage, in which each Australian is matched with a member of the Indonesian group. The Australian participants, nine men and nine women, participate with an Indonesian counterpart group of 18 young people drawn from throughout Indonesia. More...

This year...

The Indonesian participants will arrive in October for the Australian phase of the program starting with a week of orientation before taking up work placements and homestays in Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, and then to the regional town of Kiama. More...