Taking applications from NSW students NOW

Two week immersion course, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 5 to 16 January 2015.

The Australia Indonesia Association of NSW (AIA) is offering 2 scholarships to NSW high school students to attend an intensive 2-week Indonesian language course. The course includes daily tuition and real life tasks to practice what has been taught. It is held in Yogyakarta, Java, and is delivered by the AIA Victoria who has been providing language courses in Indonesia since 2007.

The AIA CommBank Scolarship includes
  • Return flight Sydney - Yogyakarta (domestic transfers if necessary)
  • Accommodation at a homestay with an Indonesian family
  • 2 week language course
  • Meals
Exclusions: Passport, visa and travel insurance.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • NSW Student in Yr 10 or 11 who is studying beginners, continuers or extension Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Demonstrable ability in Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Intention to continue with Bahasa Indonesia studies.
  • Engaged with the wider school and community in a range of activities.
  • Maturity, determination.
  • The potential to be a cultural ambassador.
  • Keep a diary or blog to share the experience and promote the study of Bahasa Indonesia after returning.
  • A letter of support from the school's Indonesian language teacher with signoff by the school principal on application.
  • Shortlisted candidates to complete a Skype interview with AIA NSW

Why apply?
  • Have an experience of a lifetime.
  • Increase confidence in using Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Unique opportunity to share daily life with an Indonesian family.
  • Be inspired and encouraged to further your study of Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Explore Yogyakarta's rich cultural history
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the world's 4th most populous nation and Australia's closest neighbour.

How to apply?

  1. Download and complete the AIA CommBank application form
  2. Email application including scanned copies of support letters to by the closing date

These scholarships are made possible with the generous support of the Commonwealth Bank.


19th Sept Applications Close
31st Oct Shortlisted candidates have been contacted and winners announced
Nov - Dec Liaison with host family
Jan 2015 2 week immersion program starts

For more information contact:


The Australia Indonesia Association of NSW is a social organisation that unites people with a cultural interest in Indonesia. It was established to promote friendship, understanding and good relations between Australians and Indonesians through art, culture and literature.
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