Indonesia: Study

AIYEP Calling! Learn About a Great Indonesian Adventure

Applications for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) are set to open up this month.  Asia Options recommends that young Australians interested in exploring the Australia-Indonesia space consider applying for the program.  To offer readers a sharper view of all … Read More

MOOCs and Micro-Credentials: Online Upskilling to Boost Your Asia Literacy

For people around the world, online learning is more than just a passing phase. Open Universities, edX and Coursera have been making education accessible long before COVID-19 forced most people online. Whilst the pandemic has helped some to attend international … Read More

COVID Update: Where to next for student exchange in Asia for Australian students?

Studying abroad has always been an exciting option for Australian students because it offers them the chance to see the world and also exciting opportunities such as agriculture in Indonesia or volunteering in Japan. Asia is always a popular destination … Read More

New Opportunities With the IA-CEPA

You’ve probably heard something about the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), especially if you follow the news surrounding Indonesia. There has certainly been quite a buzz within communities in the Australia-Indonesia space after the agreement entered into force in … Read More

New Colombo Plan: In-Depth Interviews with NCP Scholars on how to apply and make the most of your program

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship This incredible opportunity has been dubbed the most competitive scholarship for Australian undergraduate students and for good reason. The scholarship is a dream come true for many that could see you studying, interning and learning … Read More

Mangold Study Abroad Scholarships: Study in China, Japan or Indonesia

Australians are blessed with a wide variety of scholarships to study in Asia and Victorians, in particular, are spoilt with both the Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship and the Mangold Study Abroad Scholarship programs. Whereas the Hamer Scholarship is aimed more at young … Read More

Life after the New Colombo Plan Scholarship

When it comes to scholarships for Australian Students, the New Colombo Plan (NCP) is the all-inclusive Indo-Pacific, Asian experience. We’ve heard from many scholars about their transformative study and work stories in the region, but where are they now? Coming … Read More

Why 6am and daily morning rituals is key to learning a language

  Working 9-6 every day in Beijing and the 40-minute commute to and from work, alongside half a dozen other weekly commitments doesn’t augur well for language study. After leaving Seoul six months ago, my Korean language skills have dropped off dramatically … Read More

Former Trade Commissioner Joel Backwell on living and working in Indonesia

Indonesia sits right on Australia’s doorstep, but sometimes it feels like we’re on opposite sides of the world. Apart from sensational headlines about floods and terrorist attacks, or the odd family beach holiday to Bali, our closest Asian neighbour remains … Read More