Transforming the lives of delegates and bringing Australians, Indonesians and ASEAN closer together


For the past 19 years, the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program has brought together emerging Muslim leaders in Australia and Indonesia to engage in cultural, social, interreligious and intellectual dialogue.

The long-standing and prestigious program has been instrumental in building bridges between the two Muslim communities of Australia and Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim majority country.

As well as giving participants a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, AIMEP leads to cross-cultural projects and initiatives that carry bonds of partnership and cooperation into the future.

In 2019, sister program AAMEP was launched, connecting Muslim leaders from Australia and the wider ASEAN region in an exploration of each other’s expression of Islam.

Our Muslim Exchange Programs are unique in their focus on building links between the Muslim communities of Australia, Indonesia and the wider ASEAN region.


Our History

Why apply

Over the past 20 years, AAMEP and its sister Muslim Exchange Programs have given young Muslims across Australia and the region an unrivalled platform for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. As well as in-depth learning, new perspectives, and a genuine appreciation of the region’s diverse expressions of Islam, the programs give delegates invaluable opportunities to form friendships, lasting connections and exciting collaborations with emerging leaders from across the region.


Over the past two decades, AAMEP and its sister programs have distinguished themselves as highly sought after international programs. Program alumni describe their experience as life changing.

› Connect with scholars, NGOs, youth, religious leaders, and other key community leaders


An immersive 8-week online program featuring a diverse and rich range of opportunities for in-depth, meaningful dialogue.

› Delve into current issues and create strong and lasting connections with fellow delegates.


Join a varied and vibrant alumni network that spans diverse fields and thrives on connection.

› Gain valuable friendships and exciting new opportunities to collaborate with a network of over 300 alumni.


AAMEP and its sister Muslim Exchange Programs are renowned for bringing together emerging leaders from across the diverse Muslim communities of Australia and the ASEAN region.

› Interact directly with our 2022 speakers and experiential content

Program highlights

AIMEP Alumni Stories