Professional experience is becoming a requirement that more and more employers look for out of graduates. An ACICIS experience in Indonesia offers students the opportunity to do an internship whilst completing a semester exchange program with organisations as diverse as think tanks, local businesses, schools and even internationally recognised organisations such as Save The Children,…

  Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important bilateral relationships. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia benefits Australia and contributes to regional growth and stability. One aspect of the Australian Government’s development assistance in Indonesia is the provision of skilled Australian volunteers through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. Annie Ingram spent…

Asia Options supports and shares information about research-related opportunities across Asia. This article shares information about the upcoming Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop. In addition, it also shares information about the Indonesia Institute. In summary, readers who are interested should register by 7 September.   When? The Indonesia Institute’s Postgraduate Workshop is coming up soon! Asia…

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 Water Mangold Language Scholarship (WMLS) programs. Whereas the Hamer Scholarship is aimed more at young and mid-career professionals, the Walter Mangold offers undergraduate students an equally generous amount of…

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 back home after a whirlwind exchange or international internship is arguably the hardest part of…

Ever heard of the National Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA)? Well, I will give a short rundown on the program and how you can enter. Hurry though, applications close on the 22nd of July 2016. The National Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) NAILA, an initiative of the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association, is an annual competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian…

With applications opening up mid-year for the 2016-17 Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP), this articles discusses some of my experiences of last year’s program and how it fosters greater cultural understanding between the two countries and how it also helps local communities in Indonesia through sustainable development projects and internships. About the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) Anyone…

  Working in an organisation where employees were from a host of different backgrounds was a valuable experience. Photo from Kopernik (Saraswati Ratnanggana and Mitch Ryan) Following up from an Asia Options article on the NGO, Kopernik, we were fortunate enough to be able to learn about the experience of Mitch Ryan who undertook an internship with Kopernik. Can…

Recently Asia Options caught up with Jake Wundersitz, who was able to combine his passions for surfing and Indonesian whilst studying on exchange in Indonesia. From Lombok to Bali and to Java, Jake has explored a wide range of breaks across Indonesia and has kindly shared some of his favourite spots with us. In my 8 months studying…

Thomas Brown is a student from the University of Adelaide who undertook a community development placement in Indonesia last year. In this article he shares his impressions from a field placement in a rural village in Java. Last year I spent five months on a student exchange in Indonesia. Most of my friends and relatives still don’t…

    Dr. Kathleen Turner is an experienced business executive and leader in the provision of global consultancy with a particular focus on Indonesia. Currently she’s the Queensland chair of the Australia Indonesia Business Council, the National Vice President of the United Nations Association of Australia, an expert panelist providing strategic advice to the Diversity Council of…

  Article from Saraswati Ratnanggana and Nick Metherall   Work with a not-for-profit in Indonesia – KOPERNIK Interested in an opportunity to volunteer in Indonesia but unsure about where and how? Well, this month Asia Options would like to share information about a new opportunity with Kopernik, a not-for profit organization head quartered in Bali,…