Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program

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.

Participants have the opportunity to travel in Indonesia and Australia, stay with a host family, get involved in the local community and build relationships between our two, neighbouring countries. It is a chance for participants and their hosts to grow their intercultural skills, professional experiences and international networks.

AIYEP runs from October through to February every year, with Australian participants committing to two months in Indonesia from December to February, while Indonesians are in Australia from October through to December.

In 2019-2020 the Australian regional host location will be the Australian Capital Territory, with Brisbane as the urban phase host city. Announcements for AIYEP38’s host locations in Indonesia will be made later in the year.

AIYEP is delivered by AFS Intercultural Programs Australia. For more information, visit the AFS website.

2019-2020 applications are now closed

Applications for the 2019–20 round of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program have closed.

Last Updated: 10 October 2019
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Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program participants
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Phil De Zylva during the village stay sights the rare Rafflesia flower - the biggest flower in the world.
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Alison Youssef teaching an SMA class about Australia in Rokan Hulu, Riau province.
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Julian with village youths in the Aur Betung dusun where he stayed.