The Annual celebrates the activities and achievements of AIYA’s wonderful members and Chapters. Don’t forget to read the 2018 AIYA Annual here!
In the news
- Experts have pointed to Australians’ indifference to Indonesia and its rich cultural diversity. ACICIS program participant and Jakarta Post intern writes about the importance of live-in experiences to improve RI-Aussie ties.
- The Indonesian government will work together with its Australian counterpart to address employment and labor force issues, as demographics could pose challenges for its economy in the long run if not well managed.
- As Australian universities become more aware of the risks involved with heavily relying on Chinese students to boost revenues, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will pitch Canberra as the destination of choice for Indonesian students.
- In Indonesia nearly 16 million adults are estimated to be living with type 2 diabetes. Experts estimate more than half of diabetes cases in Indonesia remain undiagnosed, especially among young people.
- Campaigners in Indonesia have blended rhino conservation with artisanal batik production to raise awareness about saving the critically endangered species.
On the blog
- Member Spotlight – It’s time learn more about the lives of those behind AIYA. This week, meet AIYA NT President, Bintang!
- Denpasar, 26 February – Join IALF’s Study in Australia Expo from 14.00 – 18.00 WITA. You will meet and have an insightful discussions with representatives from top universities in Australia, receive valuable information about living and studying in Australia from our alumni and learn about scholarship opportunities. This event is FREE and open to the public – register now!
- Jakarta, 16 February – Come along to AIYA Jakarta’s first sport event for 2019 – Futsal! It’s open to ALL from 7 – 9pm at Planet Futsal, Jakarta Selatan only 15k for AIYA members (25k for non-members). For registration and more information, contact Bowo +6289661225086. See you there!
- Jakarta, 23 February – Join IALF’s Study in Australia Expo from 14.00 – 18.00 WITA. You will meet and have insightful discussions with representatives from top universities in Australia, receive valuable information about living and studying in Australia from our alumni and learn about scholarship opportunities. This event is FREE and open to the public – register now!
- Jakarta, 21 February – The Foreign Policy Community in Indonesia (@FPCIndo) with the Australian Mission to ASEAN will host the FPCI Public Discussion, “Core Strength: The Strategic Value of the Indo-Pacific for Indonesia, ASEAN and Australia” from 2pm. Contact [email protected] for more information.
- Makassar, 22 February – Want to know how to receive Australia Awards Scholarships? AIYA East Indo (Makassar) and BaKTI are hosting “Sharing Session: Australia Awards Scholarships” where you can hear from two Australia Awards’ Alumni speak about their scholarship journey. Click here for more information!
- Melbourne, 20 February – AIYA Victoria’s Language Exchange – head to RMIT Building 80 every Wednesday at 6pm to practise your Indonesian and/or English language skills!
- Sydney, 7 March – Commemorating International Women’s Day 2019, AIYA NSW’s first event for 2019 is an all-female panel discussion themed “Women Who Lead: Stories of Success”. Hear the guest speakers share their personal journeys and describe what it means to be a female leader. The night will close with networking and canapes with the panellists. To learn more about the speakers and to register your attendance, click here.
- AIYA Queensland is accepting Expressions of Interest to join the 2019 committee for a variety of roles. With their AGM fast approaching, AIYA QLD are looking for passionate, motivated young people seeking team and leadership experience. Send your CV and a short introduction of yourself detailing why you want to join the committee (max. 200 words) to [email protected] by March 1 2019.
- AIYA Victoria is currently recruiting for 2019. If you are passionate about the Australia-Indonesia relationship, please consider applying. Positions available include Treasurer, Secretary, Media Officer, Education Officer, Sociocultural Officer, Professional Programs Officer and Education Facilitator/s (see Position Descriptions). Click here to apply! Applications due 5pm on 22 February.
- English First (EF) Indonesia is looking for Australian teachers for teaching posts in Indonesia. EF Indonesia is also offering sponsorship for a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate valued at over $500 to successful candidates as well as full reimbursement for flights to/from Australia. If you would like to apply please email [email protected] describing why you are applying for this role (100 words max) and attach your CV.
- Yunus & Youth (Y&Y) are excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2019 Yunus & Youth Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs! The Y&Y Fellowship Program is a six-month online program that empowers young social entrepreneurs to develop their full potential. Watch their video here and apply now before February 18!
- Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture is inviting all foreign students to apply for 2019 Darmasiswa Scholarship, with a chance to study in the University of your choice among 71 Universities across Indonesia. For more info, head to their application page. Applications close 1 March 2019.
- Balai Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia (BBBI) of NSW is seeking people from NSW interested in joining their 2019 executive committee or becoming advisors/supporters. Balai Bahasa help promote the value of learning about Indonesian language and culture across NSW. If you’re interested, contact the acting Chair of BBBI, Jane Ahlstrand via email: [email protected] or WhatsApp at: +61439248958. Please note that all positions are voluntary.
- Applications for the Hamer Scholarships are now open! They offer Victorians the opportunity for 5-6 months of intensive in-market language study and cultural immersion in Indonesia, China, Japan or Korea with scholarships up to the value of $15,000. See how you can take your career/business to the next level with a Hamer Scholarship in Indonesia! Further information and program guidelines can be found here. Applications close 17 March 2019.
- Are you looking to improve your business development skills set by working on real problems over the summer? Participate in the Building a Social Business online course, hosted by our director of partnerships and memberships, Sam Shlansky, at econome. Take advantage of the discount to get $100 off the normal price of $199 by emailing your interest to [email protected].
- The 2018 – 2019 Short Film Competition for the 14th Indonesian Film Festival has begun. The competition is open to everyone and closes on the 3rd of March 2019. This year’s theme will explore “The Unknown”. Show off your creative skills for the chance to win a grand prize of AUD $750! For more information regarding competition rules and regulations, head to their website.
- Learning a language? Get Indonesian & English language help with UniBRIDGE Project.