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The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) was established in 1981.
It operates under an agreement between the Australian and Indonesian Governments and aims to provide wider opportunities for young people of
It rotates between the States/Territories of
The Australian participants, nine men and nine women aged 21-25 years, are chosen from applicants across
The Indonesians visit
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 participants have the potential to be future leaders, and AIYEP is lauded for making a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of relations between Australia and Indonesia. The program's 30th anniversary was celebrated in February 2012.
The Australian Coordinator is TCN The Communications Network, a consultancy that has a special focus on bilateral projects with Indonesia.