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  • The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions have changed the way we work, study, socialise, and interact. For Australians studying Indonesian, this has been a difficult, and isolating experience. Where students of Indonesian previously engaged with language through immersive travel experiences, the COVID situation has put this on hold. So how important is this shift? What are the consequences, and why does in-country immersion matter? Find the answers in the interview between Patrick Moran and Liam Prince, the Consortium Director of ACICIS in AIYA’s Blog here.
  • Pandemi dan pembatasan terkait telah mengubah cara kita bekerja, belajar, bersosialisasi, dan berinteraksi. Bagi orang Australia yang sedang belajar bahasa Indonesia, masa pandemi merupakan pengalaman yang sulit dan mengisolasi. Ketika siswa yang belajar bahasa Indonesia sebelumnya terlibat dengan bahasa melalui pengalaman perjalanan yang mendalam, situasi COVID telah menunda hal ini. Jadi seberapa penting pergeseran ini? Apa konsekuensinya, dan mengapa in-country immersion itu penting? Temukan jawabannya di wawancara antara Patrick Moran dengan Liam Prince, Direktur Konsorsium ACICIS di Blog Aiya di sini.


  • AIYA Indigenous Engagement Events! Kumpul, AIYA’s Indigenous Engagement Committee have worked to construct and host some events in celebration:
    • First Nations Book Club has its inaugural launch this year, it promotes the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the work we do in building the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Meet bi-monthly to read a diverse range of books by Indigenous Australian authors.
    • Our second book club meeting will be on 24 October at 7pm AEST / 4pm WIB, discussing ‘Talking to My Country’ by Wiradjuri man Stan Grant. Sign-up here.
  • JOIN AIYA ON DISCORD! AIYA would like to cordially invite you to join our new Discord, an online group-chatting platform. We will be using Discord a digital hub for AIYA activities including:
    • FLEX – our online language exchange is on Discord and open to anyone with any level of Indonesian and English 
    • Games nights – AIYA will be hosting casual and impromptu gatherings on Discord
    • Ngobrol santai – any AIYA member will be able to join and chat with other members whenever you want.
    • Our next FLEX will be on the 19th September
  • JOIN AIYA IN-PERSON LANGUAGE EXCHANGE! LX is back in multiple locations across Australia. Connect, chill, and converse with like-minded youth, meet new friends and engage in cross-cultural exchange. In-person language exchange is on:
    • WA: Every second Wednesday, 6pm, Old Shanghai Northbridge. Follow @aiya_wa on Instagram or Facebook for more info. 
  • 10 September OzAlum hosts online quizzes so that you can plan your next online social get-together on a fun interactive forum. This quiz is open to all alumni from Indonesia who have studied in Australia and students who are currently studying in Australia. Tell your friends, register as a team, and submit your to win prizes from Australia Global Alumni. Register here.
  • 15 September Indonesia Update. In sickness and in health: diagnosing Indonesia. Join the conference which examines the extent to which Indonesia’s health system has succeeded in dealing with the many challenges it faces (ANU Project). Register here.
  • 15-17 September The ANU is holding a 3-day conference, themed ‘2021 Indonesia Update. In sickness and in health: diagnosing Indonesia’, exploring Indonesia’s health care and its challenges. Register here.
  • 16 September 2021 IndOz Conference ‘IA-CEPA: From Good Neighbours to Strategic Partner’ will provide an opportunity to learn from key players, benefit from IA-CEPA, practical ways to enter into the “next door” market, and to build a valuable network. The event will be held hybrid, both virtually and in Brisbane. More info here. Get a discounted rate as an AIYA member! To access this benefit, please email Dan at [email protected].
  • 19 September AIYA ACT and the Australian National University’s Indonesia project is giving away 3 book packs in celebration of the 38th Indonesia Update. Enter here
  • 29 September ‘Citizens of the World: Indonesian Studies in Australia’ is an international conference (webinar) hosted by Melbourne University that will bring together Language, Culture and Area Studies experts and the broader Indonesia and Southeast Asia-interested community. Together, they will engage in a critical dialogue about past, current and future directions in Indonesian studies. Register here.
  • 30 September The UNSW ASEAN Society UNSW (ASEANSoc UNSW) would like to invite AIYA to the annual student-led UNSW ASEAN Conference, themed Conflict and Cooperation. More info here.
  • 30 September IS4 Webinar | Is there Indonesian history before 1945? Unconnected histories, and the (near) absence of postcolonial concerns. Register here
  • 10 October ReelOzInd! 2021 kembali untuk tahun keenamnya dengan festival online yang tayang. More info here.
  • AIMEP is fundraising to provide emergency relief to Indonesians impacted by COVID. Oxygen tanks, self-isolation support, and burial funds are desperately needed. Donate here.
  • Academics in Australia are supporting Indonesia’s COVID-19 response alongside PPNI JaTim and WeCare. Donate to provide support for nurses and their families fighting COVID-19 here.
  • Bali Beat was established in March 2020, The Bali Beat gathers together the biggest news and each day’s COVID-19 data on the Island of the Gods Subscribe. Follow Bali’s latest articles here


  • CPD is recruiting a Communications Director (full-time or part-time). This is a new key leadership role for an innovative and collaborative individual with experience in media or government relations to build the profile of our work and organisation. Apply by today here.
  • Yayasan Plan International Indonesia is hiring a Monitoring & Evaluation: Research & Knowledge Management specialist to play a key role in ensuring program objectives. Apply by today here.
  • CoWater International are seeking two locally-engaged candidates to work in the water sector. The national roles are Partnership Coordinator and Jr Engineer (water utilities); apply, respectively, by 10 Sept here, and 17 Sept here.
  • Brisbane City Council is hiring a Multicultural Affairs Partnership Manager. Applicants should have experience across event management, marketing, communications, fundraising and sponsorships. Apply by 12 Sept here.
  • Prospera seeks to recruit two interns and a Senior Economist (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team Lead) to lead an Innovation and Entrepreneurship team to assist the Government of Indonesia to achieve inclusive, and sustainable growth. Apply for either position by 14 Sept here or here.
  • ACICIS is receiving applications for Summer Professional Practica! Gain workplace skills and establish international networks in Indonesia in an area of your interest by undertaking a virtual internship from Jan-Feb 2022. $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grants available to support eligible Australian university students. Applications close 15 September. Find out more here.
  • The Australian Institute of International Affairs is seeking students based in Australia who are interested in completing various voluntary internships. Apply here by 15 September for November-December internship period.
  • Australia Awards in Indonesia is looking for a part time social media specialist. Apply here by 16 September.
  • The Lowy Institute’s Southeast Asia Program is hiring a Research Associate to work on an exciting new project analysing international aid flows in Southeast Asia and delivering the results in an innovative interactive format. Apply by 15 Sept here.
  • AIHSP is seeking a full-time Operations Manager, who will provide leadership for the day-to-day operations team. Apply here by 19 September.
  • AIYEP (Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program) 2021 is receiving applications from Australian youth aged between 21-25 years. Managed by DFAT and Value Learning, AIYEP combines online learning; a business internship, language skills, access to Australian-Indonesian experts and opportunities to build on your intercultural skills in this comprehensive 7-week program. Send your applications here by 20 September.
  • Australia Awards in Indonesia is celebrating the exemplary and diverse contributions of alumni, and are asking you to nominate candidates. View award criteria and make your nominations by 23 September here.
  • WA Education Dep. is creating a pool of part-time and full-time language teachers. Apply by 1 Oct here.
  • Australian National University’s Department of Political and Social Change is hiring a research fellow/lecturer to produce world-leading research on Indonesian politics and/or social change, and to teach, supervise students, and engage in service. Apply here by 10 October here
  • A Deakin University research project on China-Indonesia relations is looking for a research assistant (2-3 days/week). Contact Xinyu Xhao here.
  • OnlinePajak Tech is looking for a SRE/DevOps Engineer to bring a DevOps presence to our delivery hub in Sydney. Apply here.
  • ACICIS Virtual Public Health Study Tour (PHST) is open for registration until 1 October. This two-week intensive program is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia. Register here for the Summer cohort.
  • As Worlds Divide is a feature documentary around the lives of indigenous tribes in Mentawai, Indonesia and their struggle to retain connection with their land and culture. AIYA National & partners are proud to present an Australia-wide film screening of As Worlds Divide. Click to find where your local screening is here.
  • Monash Indonesia will become Indonesia’s first ever foreign University from October 2021, and welcome people interested in its study opportunities to attend one of its many info sessions that cover study options. Register here.
  • ASAH Emerging Scholar Award is receiving submissions for academic papers on any subject in Asian Humanities. Submit your academic papers here and get the chance to win the award of 200 AUD. Submissions closed on 31 January 2022. 
  • Asia Society – Melbourne Asia Game Changer. Nominate a Game Changer making a positive difference to Australia’s relationship with Asia, and join the award in November. Nominate here
  • Do you have a great Indonesia-Australia business development idea that needs connecting and support? Submit your ideas to Katalis through its business portal here. Proposals can be submitted all year, and will be subject to approval from the governments of Indonesia and Australia. 
  • Lakoat Kujawas is calling for proposals for the art residency program 2021-2022! The community of Taiftob Village, Mollo, NTT is open for collaboration with interdisciplinary artists and food activists. More info here.
  • Jakarta Independent Film Festival (JIFF) welcomes submissions from independent filmmakers from around the world for the 2021 Edition. Check out the rules and regulations here.
  • Asia Options has two vacant positions; Marketing Specialist and Country Correspondent Roles to join the team. See here for more info.
  • Australian Volunteers is temporarily suspending overseas placements but are continuing to support partner organisations through remote volunteering. If you’re interested in volunteering in-country then check-out a range of opportunities 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. 

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