Australia-Indonesia Institute inviting applicants for Youth Exchange Program

Australia-Indonesia Institute inviting applicants for Youth Exchange Program

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) invites applications from young Australians aged between 21 and 25 years willing to represent Australia for two months in Indonesia during December 2011 to February 2012 as members of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP).

The program aims to provide wider opportunities for young people from Indonesia and Australia to appreciate the culture, development and way of life of each other`s country, the Australian embassy said in a pres statement here on Tuesday.

It is also expected to build groups of young and potentially influential people in both Australia and Indonesia who have knowledge and personal experience of the two countries and who develop close and enduring links with each other.

Participants will be chosen from applicants undertaking tertiary studies or employed in any one or more of the areas such as agriculture, arts, music, Asian Studies, economics, business, International Relations, education, engineering, science, environmental management, journalism, sports, tourism and hospitality.

A good level of Indonesian language is desirable though not essential as the program makes allowances for some participants to learn the language during the period of the exchange.

The Indonesian AIYEP participants are due to arrive in Australia in October 2011, and the closing date for applications is on 30 August 2011.