Join fellow AIYA members by participating in Flexible Language Exchange or FLEX! It’s a great way to develop new skills, keep a positive mindset and reconnect with the AIYA community. Details below!
In the news
- Australian businesses are unpersuaded by President Joko Widodo’s plans to reopen the economy for business, with trade slumping and few signs that travel restrictions will be eased any time soon. Dane Herden, owner of the Celebrity Ink Tattoo Bali studio, left the island in March to return to Australia and doesn’t know when he will be able to return and reopen his business. (Sydney Morning Herald)
- Indonesia is warning women not to get pregnant during coronavirus lockdowns, with a senior Government official predicting hundreds of thousands of babies will be born during the pandemic. (ABC)
- A video showing three Indonesian nuns singing a popular Idul Fitri song went viral on Sunday, with social media users expressing their appreciation for the trio’s demonstration of religious acceptance. (The Jakarta Post)
- In the valley between two volcanoes, soldiers fanned out around the cemetery as men with shovels move in to dig up the dead. Trump’s business partner in Indonesia exhumed graves in West Java to build resort. (Washington Post)
- According to legend, when the plague came to the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, the sultan ordered his citizens to cook sayur lodeh and stay home for 49 days. The plague ended. And so began a practice that continues to this day. (BBC)
AIYA x UniBRIDGE Online Language Exchange (‘FLEX’)
AIYA is proud to present a new online version of our classic Language Exchange program for its members – Flexible Language Exchange or FLEX. This program will be run in partnership with our friends from the UniBRIDGE Project, and it will start this Sunday (timetable below). Please use your AIYA membership code to access FLEX. The code should have been emailed to you
AIYA dengan bangga mempersembahkan versi online dari program Language Exchange untuk member kami, ‘Flexible Language Exchange’ atau ‘FLEX.’ Program ini akan dijalankan dengan mitra dan kawan kami, UniBRIDGE Project, dan akan dimulai hari Minggu ini (jadwal dibawah). Silahkan pakai kode membership AIYA untuk mengakses FLEX. Kode ini telah di email kepada anda.
- AIYA East Indo Chit Chat, 30 May – AIYA East Indo are back with ‘Chit chat online’, 11am onwards. This week’s theme is ‘superstition’ – join them for the chance to brush up on your English and make some new friends. See their IG for details.
- NAILA X AIYA Live Kahoot, 31 May – Join NAILA and AIYA on a live game of Kahoot. Practice your Indonesian with others across the nations. The session will take place at 5:30 AEST following FLEX. Join via zoom here. Password is 028439.
- ‘This crisis is different’, 3 June – Join Professor Iwan Jaya Azis of Cornell University’s webinar where he will discuss the unfolding economic crisis from a global perspective and then focus on the impacts in emerging market economies. It will be chaired by Professor Hal Hill of The Australian National University. Webinar link.
- AIYA WA Ngobrol Santai, 4 June – Join in AIYA WA’s Ngobrol Santai / Relaxed Chat Night, which will kick off from 6:30pm. It’s a great way to catch up with AIYA members! Register on zoom now – FB details to come.
- AIYA JaBar Zoom Webinar, 6 June – Don’t miss AIYA Jawa Barat’s Zoom webinar, from 3 – 5pm entitled ‘A Discussion on Shaping Australia-Indonesia Relationship in Grassroot Level and What Could Millenials do to Foster it? A Cultural and Initiatives Prospect.’ Follow their IG for updates.
- AIBC NSW Webinar – 9 June – Don’t miss AIBC NSW’s webinar entitled ‘Opportunities and challenges arising from COVID-19 for Australian and Indonesian businesses’. Register here.
- NAILA Social Media challenge – The National Australia Indonesia Language Award (NAILA) has started their first social media challenge. In 15 seconds or less, tell us what your favourite hobbies are. Post it on instagram and tag @aiya_naila and #NAILAChallenge.
- Suara Indonesia Dance are hosting online dance classes via zoom. They’re held Friday nights, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. All ages and levels welcome. Read more – book via paypal here.
- Indonesia Project Global Seminar – ANU’s Indonesia Project is bringing you a weekly series of seminars on COVID-19 right to your living room. Join in for live discussions or surf through the archives of previous seminars here.
- AIYA is providing updates on the status of COVID-19 and its impact on upcoming AIYA events as well as the current status of travel restrictions for Australian and Indonesian citizens. To keep updated, read it here – Bahasa Indonesia and English.
- AIYA is aware that some of our members may be going through difficulties due to the circumstances of the pandemic. Government information including support for international students in Australia and Indonesia is on the website.
- For all foreigners in Indonesia, there is an automatic emergency stay permit extension for all visa types. Foreign nationals who cannot return to their home countries do not need to apply for an extension of their stay permit with the immigration office. This is for foreigners arriving in Indonesia after Feb. 5 2020. More info here.
- The ASEAN Foundation is seeking a programme support officer. The position requires good English and Indonesian oral and written communication skills. Applications close 31 May 2020. Read more about the position and information on how to apply.
- Conciliation Resources are looking for a full-time Programme Support Assistant for its Southeast Asia and Pacific Team to support their Melbourne branch office. They are looking for an organised individual who has strong administration skills. Application due 1 June. More info here.
- Could you be PPIA Australia’s next president? Applications are open for the position of president for the year 2020-2021. Application is due 1 June, and more information can be accessed here.
- The Rinjani Indah School in Lombok are seeking a native English speaking primary/elementary Teacher to join their team in 2020. Read more about the position and information on how to apply.
- ASEAN Data Science Explorers 2020 registration is now open. Register your team of two ASEAN students from the same institution or different institutions now. Click here for more info.
- Initiated by Airlangga Global Engagement, Airlangga Flatten the Curve Competition (AFCC) 2020 aims to encourage International Students, both in Indonesia and overseas, to contribute to the efforts of containing the spread of Covid-19. International students are expected to contribute with the goal of educating international society using their respective knowledge on the issues. Categories include short video, essay or poster. Submission deadline is 5 June 2020 (11.59 p.m. GMT+7). Read more here.
- Do you have an innovative idea that could help solve a city challenge? The City of Melbourne (in cooperation with the City of Bandung) are looking for bright ideas to take part in this year’s Open Innovation Competition. The theme for this year’s Open Innovation Competition is ‘waste and the circular economy’, and will run until the 3 July 2020. Read more here!
- Stay tuned! The ReelOzInd! 2020 Competition is now accepting entries until 1 August. The competition theme this year is ‘energi/energy’. Understandably, many filmmakers may be limited in some ways, but hopefully isolation can provide the perfect opportunity for your creativity to flourish! Find the Call for Submissions Trailer on YouTube here.
- Do you want to be a leader in your field and join an inspiring network of changemakers? Apply today for the Australia Awards Postgraduate Scholarships (open to Indonesian nationals) and gain a world-class education and become a leader for development. Deadline has been extended until 30 June 2020.
- batyr are creating a new university mental health program for international students and they need your voice! Share your ideas and help us to develop the program! Please note: The workshops will be two hours long and you only need to attend one. Program Development Workshop Dates: Thursday 14th of May, Thursday 28th of May, and Thursday 18th of June. See the flyer – express your interest here.
- ACICIS is inviting all of its alumni to join the all-new alumni platform. It is packed with new features such as alumni directory, jobs and opportunities page, events page, interest-group pages, as well as other exciting features that will be added regularly. To sign-up, please visit their alumni website here.
- Inside Indonesia publishes original pieces on a wide range of political, social, environmental and cultural issues in Indonesia. They accept articles from a diverse range of people who have an interest in Indonesia. To find out how to contribute, click here.
- Looking to upskill during self-isolation? Some Australian universities are offering a range of free online courses covering areas such as cyber security, climate change, business data analytics, digital marketing, mental health and many more. These are accessed through the website Future learn and Class Central.