AIYEP partners with CAUSINDY 2014

This week, we welcome the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) as a partner of CAUSINDY and are excited to share the word of a long standing partner with a shared mission.

AIYEP is an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra. 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. AIYEP builds 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.

The program, in its 33rd year of operation, gives 18 Australians aged between 21 and 25 the opportunity to truly experience life in Indonesia. Participants undertake work placements and internships, cultural performances and visits to local schools and communities, all while living with local host families. Participants will also undertake a development project in a rural and remote village in Indonesia, working with and helping local communities on business and entrepreneurship, youth and education, and women’s empowerment activities.

Applications are currently being sought for this year’s program from exceptional young people and are open until 3pm AEST Thursday 28 August 2014.

Heath Jamieson, Partnerships Officer

Heath is a final year Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Economics) student at The University of Melbourne. He has also studied part of his degree at The University of British Columbia and Gadjah Mada University. Last year, he was an Australian delegate at the G20 Youth Summit held in Washington DC. Heath has a passion for cycling and was in the Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Team who attended the World Championships in Hungary, 2012.