Forthcoming Student Exchange

9 December 2017 — 21 January 2018

Applications are now open for the forthcoming secondary student exchange program to Indonesia.

The following details are subject to scheduling changes:


  • Depart Melbourne: Saturday 9 December 2017
  • Arrive Jakarta: same day


  • Depart Jakarta: Saturday 20 January 2018
  • Arrive Melbourne: Sunday 21 January 2018

How to apply

Relevant forms for the 2017/18 student exchange program and student immersion course can be downloaded here.

Key dates

31 July 2017 Closing date for applications
14 August 2017 Notification of acceptance
18 August 2017 Deposit payment due
29 September 2017 Balance of payment due
2 October 2017 Recommended: Vaccination check-up with specialist travel clinic
4 October 2017


  • Passport due via Express Post; Completed Visa Application form and 1 passport size photo due
  • Completed photo and Pillion Consent form due
  • School uniform requirements due
  • About You form due via email

9 October 2017  Passports and visa applications submitted to Indonesian Consulate
6 November 2017 Estimated return of passports to AIAV
12 November 2017 Cross-cultural information afternoon
  • Passports returned to students
  • Proof of travel vaccinations
  • Proof of travel insurance, if not using AIAV medical forms due for students with existing medical issues
13 November 2017  Recommended:
  • Start looking for Australiana “oleh-oleh”. Remember a substantial gift for host families. Ideas include:  
    • books, calendar, T-shirts for family members, plaques, wall hanging
    • English language materials (e.g. idiom dictionary), opal jewellery, soft toys (if family has young children), coasters, place mats
    • Australian board game or figurines.
  • Estimated date of host family announcements
2 December 2017 Participants must have registered with DFAT
9 December 2017 Depart Melbourne (Tullamarine), arrive Jakarta
20 January 2018 Depart Jakarta 
21 January 2018 Arrive Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Further information

For general enquires regarding the northbound exchange, contact:
Lester Levinson
IndoAustay Limited
PO Box 527, Carlton South VIC 3053

The following details may be used for written correspondence to the AIAV.  To submit an immediate web inquiry, you can email us on the addresses below or use the Contact Us page to submit a web inquiry:

PO Box 527
Carlton South  VIC 3053
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