Photo: 2018 Cleanup Crew

On the blog this week, AIYA Jawa Barat reflects on the rewarding experience of cleaning up the streets of Bandung, in support and celebration of World Clean-up Day 2018.

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In the news

On the blog

  • Career Champion with Agung Nugroho Read our exclusive interview with one of the most successful young Indonesian Entrepreneurs about the revolution of tech business and its role in heightening Aus-Indo business ties and collaboration.
  • Read the wrap up of the 2018 CAUSINDY Conference!  


  • Sydney, TONIGHT – AIYA NSW and PPIA UNSW are proud to bring back Malam Karier: Starting a Career in Australia! Are you an international student about to graduate AND interested in pursuing a career in Australia? Come along and listen to a distinguished panel share their own experiences, challenges, and successes in the Australian job market. See their Facebook event!
  • Yogyakarta, TONIGHT – Attend the AIYA Yogya AGM 2018! The 2017-2018 Committee will sum up the year’s progress before elections for the 2018-2019 Executive Committee take place.
  • Hobart, TONIGHT – AIYA Tas will be holding a language exchange at Shambles Brewery, 6:30pm. Come along, meet new people & practise your language skills.
  • Adelaide, 20 October – The Welcome Dinner Project connects newly arrived people with established Australian residents over a shared meal. The next Community Welcome Dinner is for international students living in the Adelaide CBD. Entry is FREE, just bring a plate of food to share. Register to attend here.
  • Canberra, 30 September – AIYA ACT and the Indonesian Students Association ANU are running a cooking night. Come along and indulge in some Indonesian chicken satay and Australian Pavlova dessert while honing your language skills. Follow the FB page!
  • Canberra, 3 October – Join AIYA ACT for their weekly Language Exchange from 5:30pm onwards in Llewellyn Hall!
  • Gold Coast, 11-13 November – Save the date for the AIBC Conference 2018: Partnering for Prosperity in a World of Change! Registrations are now open for your chance to mingle with the who’s who of the bilateral business community.
  • Melbourne, 29 September – It’s almost time for AFL Grand Final Day and AIYA Victoria are gathering to watch the game at Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne. Come along for some footy, teh kotak and a chance to kick the footy at half time. It’s free! Follow the FB event. Ayo, mari nobar!
  • Melbourne, 2 OctoberBerbahasa is back this semester so please join AIYA Victoria and PPIA Monash at Monash Uni Clayton (S107 Menzies) to practise your Indonesian & English skills!
  • Melbourne, 3 October – This week, AIYA Victoria LX is teaming up the Marco Polo project at The Foundation for Young Australians. AIYA National’s Partnerships Director Sam Shlansky will be delivering a workshop which aims to build international students’ resilience and equip them to embrace uncertainty. See the event link  for more details.
  • Melbourne, October 10 – AIYA Victoria is hosting a welcome evening and trivia night for the 2018-2018 Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) participants. Join them for a casual evening to get to know the participants and welcome them all to Victoria. Food provided.
  • Sydney, 1 October – Join ‘Table for Generations’ Pop-Up Charity Lunch 2018 for a 5 course charity lunch and art installations from aspiring local and Indonesian artists. The money raised will go to Lanjut Sekolah, a local NPO aiming to provide access to education for children across remote Indonesia. Head to the FB event page! 
  • Sydney, 5 October – Don’t miss out on ASEAN Forum 2018. Hosted by SSEAC alongside the Sydney Environment Institute, this year’s ASEAN Forum explores the challenges of balancing environmental sustainability and economic growth in the ASEAN context. Download the program booklet here & sign up to attend! 
  • Sydney, 6 October – AIYA NSW are hosting ‘Let’s Share a Meal for Lombok’, a fundraising lunch with delicious Indonesian cuisine to raise funds for our Indonesian neighbours impacted by the recent earthquakes in Lombok. All money will be donated to Agung Siaga Community, who assist with post-disaster recovery. Get your ticket here! 
  • Sydney, October 11 – Join Indonesian Literature Club in Customs House Library at 11:30am for a fun and stimulating atmosphere to share and discuss a variety of literary works, both in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Space is limited, register your interest to [email protected]
  • Ubud, 24-28 October – Tickets for the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival are on sale now with speakers including Gillian Triggs, Kamila Andini, Fatima Bhutto, and Richard Oh. Get yours here now! 
  • Yogyakarta, 29 September – AIYA Yogya is doing some good in the community. Come to Pro 2 Futsal to play futsal and other exciting games with children from the Rumah Impian, as part of their community development day. Follow their FB and IG for more details.


  • Join AIYA Yogyakarta! If you’re interested in joining the team, come along to their AGM TONIGHT. Nominate for positions via [email protected], and check out the FB event for more details!
  • Our partner at UniAir Cargo is now offering AIYA members in Australia a discount for over 50kg shipments to Indonesia. Contact your local chapter on how you can take advantage of this opportunity!
  • Applications for the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP) 2019 are now open! Young Muslim leaders from across Indonesia and Australia are invited to apply by 15 October 2018. Indonesian applicants can visit Paramadina’s web page & Australian applicants can click here to download an application form. Listen to past AIMEP participants as they share their experiences with AIMEP!
  • ACICIS Yogyakarta is hiring! We are looking for a Marketing & Student Recruitment Officer (MSRO). This position is open to Indonesian nationals only. Applications close Sunday, 30 September 2018. For more information about the position, see here.
  • Call for Student Volunteers from Yogyakarta! University of Sydney invite local students from Yogya to participate in research projects on disability and social inclusion, alongside Australian students from the 5 – 14 December 2018. See the attached flyer for more details. Send an expression of interest & resume to Pradytia Pertiwi, [email protected] by 24 October to apply for this opportunity!
  • The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Melbourne are looking for people to apply for a range of internship opportunities. Head to their website for information on how to apply!
  • Facebook is seeking a Policy Solutions Associate to join our Politics & Government Policy team. This is a full-time role with a focus on Asia Pacific and South Asia. To find out more & apply, click here.
  • The Australia Indonesia Business Council is hosting the AIBC National Conference (11th -13th November) in Queensland this year and they’re looking for volunteers. Sign up here to get involved!
  • Want to host a pop-up ReelOzInd! Festival screening at your school/university/office or park? Choose any date within the Festival period (26 September-31 December 2018) to hold your event. Any gathering large or small is fabulous! To register, contact: [email protected]
  • The Asia Education Foundation in partnership with Footscray City College are hosting an Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum on 24 October and are inviting schools to register one or more team(s) of 6 students (across years 9-11). Registration is free for government school students thanks to gov’t funding. Learn more here!
  • Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.

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