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ART IMMERSION AND STUDENT EXCHANGE FIELDTRIP (AISEF) 2017

Dec 21, 2016   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, slider  //  2 Comments

Deadline                 : 1 March 2017

Location                  : Chiang Mai, Thailand

Organizer               : ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

Number of slot     : 25 people

Date of program  : 9 – 14 April  2017

Type                          : SELF-FUNDED

 

 

ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

Arts Immersion and Student Exchange Friendship Program

AISEF

9 – 14 April 2017

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand?

It’s your turn to explore the Northern Thai culture!

 

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, immerse the beauty of Thai Lanna-northern tradition and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

 

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Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 14 – 19 February 2017. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture and fantastic Thai dishes.

About AISEF

AISEF program will take place on 9 – 14 April 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Learn Thai language
  2. Learn Thai culture in firsthand
  3. Learn Lanna Dance (Northern Thai Dance)
  4. Taste Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (Kantoke dinner)
  5. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai
  6. Make friends and widen network

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Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

AISEF offers you some activities, which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. It’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable experience. Then, you’ll have a chance to promote your language among participants. Its great activity since you can promote your national language to foreigners.

We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice Thai beautiful dance, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. Besides, you will taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Also, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the famous Thai street food.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s a magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

 

Program fee

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of

Type

Amount

 New  USD 350
 Returnee (Alumni of AYFN Programs)  USD 325

Flight ticket is EXCLUDED

 

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 6D/5N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai Cooking Class, Thai dance, Kanthoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, elephant camp visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, and telephone.

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Location of Program

All programs will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Language Institute Chiang Mai University will be our host institution. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has an international airport, which is connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Guesthouse with a walking distance to Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (15 – 25 years old) of all nationalities
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Download aisef-2017-application-form
  2. Send back the application along with scanned of identity card (passport/student card/KTP) and color recent photo into aisef.ayfn@gmail.com
  3. The committee will review your application and contact you for the final result
  4. Deadline of admission is 1 March 2017 at 23.00 WIB (Indonesian WIB time)

 

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Schedule

Please download AYFN Program APRIL 2017 to see the schedule

 

Contact Person:

Mr. Rahmat Fadhli +62 812 3440 358

AISEF Songkran Festival 2016

Feb 4, 2016   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, slider, Thailand  //  No Comments

 

AYFN Youth Friendship Program 2016

AISEF SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

8 – 14 April 2016

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Dare to get wet by celebrating Songkran Festival?

It’s your passport to see the world.

 

 

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, join Songkran Water Festival (Thai new year) and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 8 – 14 April 2016. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, get your body wet by joining Songkran Festival.

 

Picture source; suvarnabhumiairport.com

Picture source; suvarnabhumiairport.com

 

About AISEF Songkran Festival

AISEF program will take place on 8 – 14 April 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Thai New Year Songkran Festival
  2. Learn Thai language
  3. Learn Thai culture
  4. Learn Lanna Dance (Northern Thai Dance)
  5. Taste Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (Kantoke dinner)
  6. Thai Cooking Class
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai
  8. Make friends and widen network

 

About Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran)*

‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskrit word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and is the most important festival for the people of Thailand. The festival is celebrated over three days, ‘Mahasongkran’ on the 13th of April marks the end of the old year, Wan Nao (14th April) is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. Sonkgran is akin to the Indian festival of Holi and the Chinese festival of Ching Ming. Though it is celebrated all over Thailand with great gusto and enthusiam, it is in Chiang Mai that the Thais hold the very important ritual of bathing the Buddha and people from all over come to be witness to this event. Check this video out – Songkran Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U4AP7pCjM0

On Thailand New Year’s Day, Thais pray to the Buddha, clean temples and houses, offer alms to the monks and sprinkle scented water on elders as a mark of respect. The pouring of water is symbolic of the cleansing of the spirit, mind and body. The water is also supposed to wash away bad luck – so consider yourself blessed if you get drenched! Happily, Songkran falls during the hottest time of the year and the water is a welcome relief.

*Source: http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/songkran-thailands-water-festival.aspx

 

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We learn and practice!!

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

AISEF offers you some activities, which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable activities. Then, you’ll have a chance to promote your language among participants. It’s great activity since you can promote your national language to foreigners.

We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. Beside you will taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Also, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

Wanna more? One event that you don’t miss is Songkran festival where you and Thai people will celebrate the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai. It’s great agenda in Chiang Mai. You will experience water party. Step out if you love water… and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thai celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival, celebrated with fervor and zeal in Thailand’s cities.

 

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Friendship starts here

 

PROGRAM FEE

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of

Type

Amount

 New  USD 400
 Group rate  USD 350/Person  (Min 2 persons)
 Student  USD 350
 Returnee (AYFN Alumni)  USD 330

 

What’s included?

Hotel 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai Cooking Class, Thai dance, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, elephant camp visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, FLIGHT EXPENSES to and from Chiang Mai, Thailand, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, and telephone.

 

Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport, which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Hotel/apartment nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

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Experience to ride elephant

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (17 – 25 years old) and ASEAN  + 5 nationalities (Japan, Korea, China, India and Australia)
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Download AISEF 2016 Application Form
  2. Send back the application along with scanned of identity card (passport/student card/KTP) and color recent photo into aisef.ayfn@gmail.com with subject: AISEF_your name_Individual and AISEF_NameOfMember_group
  3. The committee will review your application and contact you to conduct “online interview test” by AYFN team.
  4. Deadline of admission is 29 February 2016 at 23.00 WIB (Indonesia’s time)
  5. Limited for 25 qualified participants only.

* For group applicants, please send in one folder using 1 email only (One of applicants as a leader of group).

 

TENTATIVE ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Arrival in Chiang Mai, Thailand and transfer to hotel for check in and leisure time

DAY 2

Opening of the program, Introduction to Thai language, Campus tour around Chiang Mai University by Electric Car, Thai culture and festival class

DAY 3

Understand Thai culture: Cultural and religious tour to Doi Suthep where located on the hill and enjoy the beauty of Buphing palace (flower garden) as well as see the magnificent city of Chiang Mai from above.

DAY 4

Love animal: never visit Thailand before seeing elephant!! Let you experience to ride the elephant at Mae Sa elephant camp of Thailand. After that, participants will have a special occasion to learn and practice Lanna dance.

DAY 5

Thai cooking class. Participants will take a day of cooking experience.

Day 6

Songkran Festival celebration

DAY 7

Fly back home

 

 

Contact Person:
Mr. Fadhli  +62 812 344 0358

AISEF Program in Thailand (Loy Krathong 2015)

Aug 11, 2015   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, News, Opportunity, slider  //  1 Comment

AYFN Youth Friendship Program 2015

AISEF LOY KRATHONG

22 – 27 November 2015

It’s your passport to see the world.

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, Loy Krathong Festive and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

 

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai, AISEF

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 22 – 27 November 2015. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, celebrate Loy Krathong Festival.

About AISEF Loy Krathong Edition

AISEF program will take place on 22 – 27 November 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, supported by Language Institute Chiang  Mai University. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Loy Krathong  Festival
  2. Learning Thai language and culture
  3. Workshop on academic writing
  4. Workshop on academic presentation
  5. Learning and practicing Lanna dance (Northern Thai dance)
  6. Thai food  and Tasting Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (kantoke dinner)
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai
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Loy Krathong Lantern Festival

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

AISEF offers you some activities which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you are able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language.

At this AISEF, we also offer you not only cultural activities but also academic activities. You are given chance to do workshop on academic writing and presentation. You will explore Chiang Mai city in line with searching information and make a report. This is your chance to learn more about writing and presentation skill in English indeed.

We enable you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance too, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. You will also taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Wanna more? Yeah, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.  Wanna more? One event that you don’t miss is Loy Karthong Festival. You will have a chance to make your own Krathong and celebrate Loy Krathong with Thai and other fellows.

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AISEF Program offers you to have language intensive class and discussion on distinctive topics with experts.

Testimony from AISEF’s alumnae program

“Sawadee-krap, my name is Iryanda Mardanuz, usually called Yanda. Basically, i do love travel, but my type of travel is kinda little bit different, i like to do travelling with more than just sightseeing, but to know deeper. What is it mean by deeper? There are actually many things you can possibly do when you are in another countries, for example you can learn the cultures, language, habits, but what i like the most is to enter and break the gap between me as a foreigners and them, as native. And my 7 days in Chiang Mai, on and off the program, is really a good experience that you should experience it too.

AYFN, with the program called AISEF, directly attracted me. Why? Because the program is too good to be ignore!! You will get an unforgettable experience of 7-magnificent-day program in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, you will get a chance to learn many things about Thai culture, how to cook a real Thai Food taught by a real Thai Chef, learning the original Northern Thai Dance called ‘Lanna Dance’, experiencing Chiang Mai Tourism and its traditional Northern Thai Cuisine, learning Thai Language, and many more. But what actually surprised me is that we will attend the glorious, famous, Thai Songkran Festival, witness and experiencing it first hand, and to be honest, you should attend it as well, it was one of the best moment in my life.

That’s not all, which makes me more comfortable when attending AISEF Program is the organizing committee, the local Thai organizer, and of course, the Thai Buddies. What is Thai Buddies? From the first day you will be introduced with a real Thai native, actually they are student too and we will do many activity together with them until the last day. Not just very helping to guide us there, they also very kind and generous to explain many things relating to language and culture barrier there and makes me just so hard to leave Chiang Mai. Well, there are still a lot of things i could tell, but i think the most effective way is by saying this simple statement, experience it yourself.. You will not regret it, trust me!” Iryanda Mardanuz -Indonesian-AISEF Batch April 2013

 

AISEF is a Tremendous Experience 

Hi my name is Reza and i was an AISEF participant in April 2013. Its great to recognize that AISEF was a golden gate for my international experience. After failed in two exchange opportunities in Japan and Singapore, AISEF was a candlelight in a dark place. Well actually to register this program was a very coincidence. My high school friend told me about this and i apllied it directly, yes i do. After waiting for almost a week, the official announcement was out and thank god i found my name on the list. During the administration process i thought AYFN did a very good job as an organizer. When i asked for some letter due to fund requirement from my university, they did cooperatively because it was an important thing for my departure. Not only for an administration process, but also for the program and hospitality in Thailand. When we (Indonesian delegation) arrived in Chiang Mai International Airport we was welcomed by local students and immediately felt the international atmosphere out there. ASIEF itself contain for some program like language class, culture, cooking class, tourism and it all mostly about Thailand which i never know before, so interesting. After sit for some hours in the class, we also visit the Elephant Camp as we know that Thailand is a famous country by this kind of animal. We riding elephant, bamboo rafting, and yeah, we had fun in there. One that i never forget is Songkran festival. Because this program is a special edition (organizer said) we also had an opportunity to celebrate Thai new year festival which we called as Songkran festival. Everyone will take to the street and bring their water gun or a bucket of water to splash other person and no one should get angry over this. It was an unique yet fun festival i thought. One of AYFN objective is to make a friendship across nation and yes we did a friendship with Thai student until now. They are very welcomed to us and so do Indonesian. Thank you AYFN for making one of my dream came true.” Muhammad Reza Hermanto-Indonesian-AISEF Batch April 2013

 

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We always promote friendship, peace, tolerance and solidarity

Program fee

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of

USD 350/person  (individually)

USD 300/person  (Register as group, min 3 persons),

for returnee (alumni of previous AYFN Program) : USD 300, 

 

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 6D/5N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, workshop on writing and presentation, Thai dance, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, elephant visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificate of particpation, AYFN souvenir, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses  to and from Chiang Mai, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

 

Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Guesthouse/apartment nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (17 – 28 years old) and all nationalities
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

Application procedure

  1. Please register online
  2. The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not after reviewing your application.
  3. Extended Deadline is October 25, 2015.
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AISEF Program is not only avenue to make a friend, but also to enable you experiencing local ways and special field trip.

Tentative Schedule 

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Sunday22 November 2015 8.00 – 16.00 Arrival of participants in Chiang Mai, ThailandTransfer to accommodation Chiang Mai Int’l Airport
18.00 – 20.00 Meet and greetOrientation @Kanthoke Dinner Sipsongpanna Khanthoke Dinner
Monday23 November 2015  7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Accommodation
9.00 – 9.15 Opening programWelcome by LI CMU Representative LICMU
9.30 – 12.00 Basic Thai language class LICMU
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch Grandview
13.30 – 15.30 Lanna dance class LICMU
15.30 – 17.00 Campus tour CMU
Tuesday24 November 2015 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Accommodation
9.00 – 12.00 Academic Writing workshop LICMU
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 16.00 Academic Presentation workshop LICMU
16.00 – 17.30 Group discussion and presentation preparation LICMU
Wednesday25 November 2015 7.00 – 8.00 Breakfast Accommodation
8.00 – 11.00 Elephant Camp Mae Taeng
11.00 – 13.00 Lunch Orchid Farm
13.00 – 18.00 Cultural visit: Doi Suthep & Phuping Palace
Thursday26 November 2015 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Accommodation
9.00 – 12.00 Group project presentation LICMU
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Making krathong workshop LICMU
16.00 – 17.00 Certificate presentation LICMU
18.30 – end Loy Krathong Festival Ping River
Friday27 November 2015 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Accommodation
11. 00 – 12.00 Check out & fly back home

 

If you need further information, you could communicate with:

Ms Hesti Aryani, M.A

Mobile             : +6281391302231

Facebook         : Hesti Aryani

AYFN Program 2015 : AISEF Songkran Festival

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AYFN Youth Friendship Program 2015

AISEF SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

8 – 14 April 2015

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Dare to get wet by celebrating Songkran Festival?

It’s your passport to see the world.

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, learn on Business and join Songkran Water Festival (Thai new year) and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

 

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Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 8 – 14 April 2015. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, get your body wet by joining Songkran Festival.

 

About AISEF Songkran Festival

AISEF program will take place on 8 – 14 April 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Thai New Year Songkran Festival
  2. Learn Thai language and culture
  3. Lecture on entrepreneurship
  4. Learn Business  and Marketing
  5. Experience and ride elephant at elephant camp
  6. Taste Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (Kantoke dinner)
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai
  8. Make friends and widen network

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About Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran)*    
           ‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskrit word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and is the most important festival for the people of Thailand. The festival is celebrated over three days, ‘Mahasongkran’ on the 13th of April marks the end of the old year, Wan Nao (14th April) is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. Sonkgran is akin to the Indian festival of  Holi and the Chinese festival of Ching Ming. Though it is celebrated all over Thailand with great gusto and enthusiasm, it is in Chiang Mai that the Thais hold the very important ritual of bathing the Buddha and people from all over come to be witness to this event. Check this video out – Songkran Festival

Songkran festival

On Thailand New Year’s Day, Thais pray to the Buddha, clean temples and houses, offer alms to the monks and sprinkle scented water on elders as a mark of respect. The pouring of water is symbolic of the cleansing of the spirit, mind and body. The water is also supposed to wash away bad luck – so consider yourself blessed if you get drenched! Happily, Songkran falls during the hottest time of the year and the water is a welcome relief. *Source : http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/songkran-thailands-water-festival.aspx

 

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF Songkran  Festival 2015

This program offers you some activities which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable activities. Then, you’ll have a chance to promote your language among participants. It’s great activity since you can promote your national language to foreigners.

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We also offer you to learn about Business and Product Marketing in order giving you about entrepreneurship. You’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance along with taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner . Also, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

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Then you will have leisure time to visit magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

Wanna more? One event that you don’t miss is Songkran festival where you and Thai people will celebrate the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai. It’s great agenda in Chiang Mai. You will experience water party. Step out if you love water… and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thais celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival, celebrated with fervor and zeal in Thailand’s cities.

 

Testimony from AISEF’s alumnae program

AISEF is a Tremendous Experience”

Hi my name is Reza and i was an AISEF participant in April 2013. Its great to recognize that AISEF was a golden gate for my international experience. After failed in two exchange opportunities in Japan and Singapore, AISEF was a candlelight in a dark place. Well actually to register this program was a very coincidence. My high school friend told me about this and i apllied it directly, yes i do. After waiting for almost a week, the official announcement was out and thank god i found my name on the list. During the administration process i thought AYFN did a very good job as an organizer. When i asked for some letter due to fund requirement from my university, they did cooperatively because it was an important thing for my departure. Not only for an administration process, but also for the program and hospitality in Thailand. When we (Indonesian delegation) arrived in Chiang Mai International Airport we was welcomed by local students and immediately felt the international atmosphere out there. ASIEF itself contain for some program like language class, culture, cooking class, tourism and it all mostly about Thailand which i never know before, so interesting. After sit for some hours in the class, we also visit the Elephant Camp as we know that Thailand is a famous country by this kind of animal. We ride elephant, bamboo rafting, and yeah, we had fun in there. One that i never forget is Songkran festival. Because this program is a special edition (organizer said) we also had an opportunity to celebrate Thai new year festival which we called as Songkran festival. Everyone will take to the street and bring their water gun or a bucket of water to splash other person and no one should get angry over this. It was an unique yet fun festival i thought. One of AYFN objective is to make a friendship across nation and yes we did a friendship with Thai student until now. They are very welcomed to us and so do Indonesian. Thank you AYFN for making one of my dream came true.” -Muhammad Reza Hermanto,Student of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia-

“I got to say that I fall in love with Chiang Mai and really want to come back one day, especially for Songkran Festival event. Celebrating Songkran in Chiang Mai was really special. Lots of foreign people came there to celebrate it. We went around at the heart of the city and had water war with people using water gun! It was my first time having such experience, it felt like you were a friend of everyone else because we were having fun together! We splashed water to people and wished each other a happy new year together with the Thai buddies. Joining AISEF program was an unforgettable experience for me. I learned so much, and moreover I got new family, new best friends, in my life. Even though, the program was over, we still keep contact to each other even with the Thai buddies. We still support each other and promise to meet again one day. ” - Rizky Inayati, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia-

AYFN, with the program called AISEF, directly attracted me. Why? Beacuse the program is too good to be ignored!! You will get an unforgetable experience of 7-magnificent-day program in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, you will get a chance to learn many things about Thai culture, how to cook a real Thai Food taught by a real Thai Chef, learning the original Northern Thai Dance called ‘Lanna Dance’, experiencing Chiang Mai Tourism and its traditional Northern Thai Cuisine, learning Thai Language, and many more. But what actually surprised me is that we will attend the glorious, famous, Thai Songkran Festival, witness and experiencing it first hand, and to be honest, you should attend it as well, it was one of the best moment in my life.That’s not all, which makes me more comfortable when attending AISEF Program is the organizing comittee, the local Thai organizer, and of course, the Thai Buddies. What is Thai Buddies? From the first day you will be introduced with a real Thai native, actually they are student too and we will do many activity together with them until the last day. Not just very helping to guide us there, they also very kind and generous to explain many things relating to language and culture barrier there and makes me just so hard to leave Chiang Mai. Well, there are still a lot of things i could tell, but i think the most effective way is by saying this simple statement, experience it yourself.. You will not regret it, trust me! – Iryanda Mardanuz, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia-

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Program fee

To take part at AISEF Songkran Program, you are required to pay program fee in amount of USD 350,-

Scheme of payment:

1st payment     = When you are accepted (USD 150)

2nd Payment   = Max 20 March 2015 (USD 200)

 

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport only, pick up time 9.00 – 16.00), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Some lectures, Kantoke dinner, Cultural tour, Maetaman elephant visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses to and from Chiang Mai from your home country, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

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Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

Accommodation

In AISEF Songkran program, you will stay at Guesthouse nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

How to join AISEF Songkran program 2015

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (16 – 25 years old) and all nationalities
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Please register online at here, fill it completely.
  2. The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not after reviewing your application.
  3. Deadline is 15 March 2015.

 

ASEAN Youth Friendship Network Program : Songkran Festival 

Day and date

Time

Activities

Venue

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 9.00 – 16.00 Arrival of participants Chiang Mai International Airport
18.30 -20.00 Meet and greetDinner TBA
Thursday, 9 April 2015 9.00 – 9.15 Welcoming remarks from LI CMU LI CMU
9.15 – 9.30 Introduction on LI CMU and CMU LI CMU
9.30 – 12.00 Thai language and culture class LI CMU
12.00 – 13.00 Welcoming Lunch TBA
13.00 – 14.00 Campus tour around CMU CMU
14.00 – 16.00 Lecture 1 : Introduction to Entrepreneurship LI CMU
16.00 - Leisure time
Friday, 10 April 2015 9.00 – 11.00 Lecture 2 : Business and Product Marketing LI CMU
11.00 – 13.00 Lunch, prayer, break
13.00 – 15.00 Thai Language and culture class LI CMU
16.00 - Leisure time
Saturday, 11 April 2015 8.00 – 13.00 Cultural tour Doi Suthep and puphing palace
13.00 – 16.00 Visit to local company (small medium enterprise) TBA
16.00 - Free time
Sunday, 12 April 2015 8.00 – 15.00 Tour to elephant camp Maetaman elephant Camp
15.00 - Leisure time
Monday, 13 April 2015 9.00 -15.00 Songkran Festival
17.30 – 18.00 Certificate presentation and closing program
18.00 – 20.00 Farewell dinner and Lanna Dance Performance : Kantoke
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11.00 Check out and go back home

 

Organizer:

ASEAN Youth Friendship Network

 

 

If you need further information, you could communicate with:

  1. Mr Setiawan

Mobile             : +6285729268734 (WhatApps, Line, Text)

 

AISEF SONGKRAN FESTIVAL 8 – 14 April 2014

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AYFN Youth Friendship Program 2014

AISEF SONGKRAN FESTIVAL

8 – 14 April 2014

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Dare to get wet by celebrating Songkran Festival?

It’s your passport to see the world.

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, join Songkran Water Festival (Thai new year) and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

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Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai, AISEF

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. This program invites all youth across the world to join. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 8 – 14 April 2014. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, get your body wet by joining Songkran Festival.

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About AISEF Songkran Festival Edition

AISEF program will take place on 8 – 14 April 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Thai New Year Songkran Festival
  2. Learning Thai language
  3. Learning Thai culture
  4. Learning Lanna dance (Northern Thai dance)
  5. Thai food  and Tasting Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (kantoke dinner)
  6. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai

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About Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran)*    
           ‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskrit word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and is the most important festival for the people of Thailand. The festival is celebrated over three days, ‘Mahasongkran’ on the 13th of April marks the end of the old year, Wan Nao (14th April) is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. Sonkgran is akin to the Indian festival of Holi and the Chinese festival of Ching Ming. Though it is celebrated all over Thailand with great gusto and enthusiam, it is in Chiang Mai that the Thais hold the very important ritual of bathing the Buddha and people from all over come to be witness to this event. Check this video out – Songkran Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U4AP7pCjM0

On Thailand New Year’s Day, Thais pray to the Buddha, clean temples and houses, offer alms to the monks and sprinkle scented water on elders as a mark of respect. The pouring of water is symbolic of the cleansing of the spirit, mind and body. The water is also supposed to wash away bad luck – so consider yourself blessed if you get drenched! Happily, Songkran falls during the hottest time of the year and the water is a welcome relief. *Source : http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/songkran-thailands-water-festival.aspx

 

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

 

AISEF offers you some activities which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable activities. Then, you’ll have a chance to promote your language among participants. It’s great activity since you can promote your national language to foreigners.

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We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. Beside you will taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Also, you’ll have special occasion to taste Thai street food. It will be great experience for you to know more about the Thai food which is very famous.

 

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Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

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Wanna more? One event that you don’t miss is Songkran festival where you and Thai people will celebrate the Songkran festival in Chiang Mai. It’s great agenda in Chiang Mai. You will experience water party. Step out if you love water… and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thais celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival, celebrated with fervor and zeal in Thailand’s cities.

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Testimony from AISEF’s alumnae program

AISEF is a Tremendous Experience”

 

Hi my name is Reza and i was an AISEF participant in April 2013. Its great to recognize that AISEF was a golden gate for my international experience. After failed in two exchange opportunities in Japan and Singapore, AISEF was a candlelight in a dark place. Well actually to register this program was a very coincidence. My high school friend told me about this and i apllied it directly, yes i do. After waiting for almost a week, the official announcement was out and thank god i found my name on the list. During the administration process i thought AYFN did a very good job as an organizer. When i asked for some letter due to fund requirement from my university, they did cooperatively because it was an important thing for my departure. Not only for an administration process, but also for the program and hospitality in Thailand. When we (Indonesian delegation) arrived in Chiang Mai International Airport we was welcomed by local students and immediately felt the international atmosphere out there. ASIEF itself contain for some program like language class, culture, cooking class, tourism and it all mostly about Thailand which i never know before, so interesting. After sit for some hours in the class, we also visit the Elephant Camp as we know that Thailand is a famous country by this kind of animal. We riding elephant, bamboo rafting, and yeah, we had fun in there. One that i never forget is Songkran festival. Because this program is a special edition (organizer said) we also had an opportunity to celebrate Thai new year festival which we called as Songkran festival. Everyone will take to the street and bring their water gun or a bucket of water to splash other person and no one should get angry over this. It was an unique yet fun festival i thought. One of AYFN objective is to make a friendship across nation and yes we did a friendship with Thai student until now. They are very welcomed to us and so do Indonesian. Thank you AYFN for making one of my dream came true.”

 

Muhammad Reza Hermanto

Student of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Program fee

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of USD 350,-

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai dance, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, Maetaman elephant visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, AYFN souvenir, support.

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

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Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand. It’s easy to reach Chiang Mai from your home country. Chiang Mai has international airport which connected to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong. There are many airlines that operate route to Chiang Mai.

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City.

 

Accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Guesthouse nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (17 – 25 years old) and all nationalities
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill and knowledge
  4. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

 

Application procedure

  1. Download the application form and indemnity form , fill it completely and send back into ayfn.hq@gmail.com with the subject AISEF SONGKRAN_YOUR NAME.
  2. Along with your application, you MUST enclose your personal video or upload it into youtube (enclose the link). The video contains the brief about yourself, English competency (speaking in English), your talent (music, dance, martial art, sport, cooking, etc) and short presentation about your country. The video format is mp4, vid, flv and no more than 5 minutes duration.
  3. The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not after reviewing your application.
  4. Deadline is 15 February 2014 at 11.00 p.m.

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Tentative schedule

DAY AND DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 8.00 – 16.00 Arrival of participants in Chiang Mai, ThailandBilleting Chiang Mai Int’l Airport
18.00 – 19.00 Meet and greetOrientation TBA
Wednesday, 9 April 2014 7.30 – 8.30 Breakfast Guesthouse
8.30 Go to school
9.00 – 9.30 Opening programWelcoming CMU
9.30 – 11.30 Meet and greet with Thai BuddiesTeam buildingCampus tour CMU
12.00 – 13.30 Welcoming lunch Grand View
13.30 – 15.30 Introduction to Thai language CMU
15.30 – 17.00 Thai dance class CMU
17.00 - Leisure time
Thursday, 10 April 2014 7.30 – 8.00 Breakfast Guesthouse
8.00 – 13.00 Cultural tour to Doi Suthep and phuping palace Doi suthep
13.00 – 16.00 Child care
17.00 Leisure time
Friday, 11 April 2014 9.00 – 13.00 Thai food
14.00 – 16.00 Thai language class CMU
16.00 Leisure time
Saturday, 12 April 2013 8.00 – 15.00 Love animal and environmentMaetaman Elephant Camp visit Metaman elephant camp
15.30 – 16.30 Buy your water gun!!!
17.30 – 18.00 Closing program and certificate presentation
18.30 – 20.00 Kantoke dinner
Sunday, 13 April 2013 8.00 – 8.00 Breakfast Guesthouse
9.00 – 16.00 Songkran festival celebration Old city of Chiang Mai
Monday, 14 April 2013 11.00 Check outDeparture to go back home

 

 

 

If you need further information, you could communicate with:

  1. Mr Setiawan

Mobile              : +6285729268734 (WhatApps, Line, Text)

Twitter              : @SetiawanMinarjo

Facebook         : Setiawan Minarjo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts Immersion and Student Exchange Field Trip

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Arts Immersion and Student Exchange Field Trip

13 – 18 Nov in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Feel the different side of Thailand

 

Arts Immersion and Student Exchange Fieldtrip (AISEF) is a cultural exchange program involving Indonesian and Thai Students.  This program will take place in Language Institute, Chiang Mai University, one of the best universities in Thailand from 13th – 19th November 2013. Chiang Mai is the capital of Chiang Mai province located in northern Thailand. AISEF has a mission to promote friendship among Indonesian and Thai youth through cultural exchange.

Our Main Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loi Krathong – A beautiful Thai tradition named Loi Krathong will be held in November during AISEF Program. The participants can find many lantern launched into the air during the festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural Mission – We will introduce Indonesian culture to Thai Students in Chiang Mai University.

 

 

Teach Bahasa to Thai Students – Many students are interested to learn Bahasa. This is a great chance for Indonesian students who care about it to promote Bahasa in Chiang Mai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trip – Chiang Mai is one of best tourist destinations in Thailand. We will visit Doi Suthep, Elephant Camp, Royal Flora and many Temples there.

AISEF Program Costs you IDR 3.500.000

Include: Orientation, Airport pick up in Chiang mai, all activities indicated on schedule (lecture, language exchange, cultural tour), local transport during the program, meal 2 times a day, certificate of completion, program supervision, T-shirt, accomodation (7D/6N), In-country 24/7 support and In-country administration costs.

Exclude: Flight expenses, passport fee, personal insurance, personal expenses.

 

Participants’ requirements:

The candidates of AISEF #4 should meet the criteria as below:

  • Must be 18 – 25 Years old
  • Able to speak English (TOEFL is not required)
  • Commit to join full program (pre, on , and post program)
  • Able to adapt new environment easily
  • Health physically and mentally

How to apply

  1. Download the application form, fill it completely and send back into ayfn.hq@gmail.com with the subject AISEF #4.
  2. Along with your application, you MUST enclose your personal video or upload it into youtube. The video contains the brief about yourself, English competency (speaking in English), skill in arts (sing, dance, etc) and short presentation about Indonesia. The video format is mp4, vid, flv and no more than 5 minutes duration.
  3. The committee will confirm you whether you are accepted or not.
  4. Deadline of application : 26 Sept 2013 before 24.00

 

Tentative Schedule :

13 Nov 2013,

Arrival in Chiang Mai

Check in

Welcoming and opening ceremony

 

14 Nov 2013,

Lecture on Lanna History

Thai language class

Bahasa class

Campus tour

 

15 Nov 2013,

Thai language class

Thai dance class

City tour

 

16 Nov 2013,

Thai Language class

Bahasa class

Rehearsal

 

17 Nov 2013

Cultural performances

Loi Krathong Festival

 

18 Nov 2013

End of the program

 

Contact person:

Apres (085643217047)

Herman (081804182060)

Twitter : @ayfnhq

 

AISEF April 2013 (Songkran Festival Edition)

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The Asean Youth Friendship Network based in Yogyakarta and its counterpart in Chiang Mai, Thailand), present you

“Art Immersion and Students Exchange Fieldtrip”

AISEF Batch April 2013, Songkran Festival Edition

 

Are you ready to go to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Dare to get wet by celebrating Songkran Festival?

It’s your passport to see the world.

See and experience the beauty and amazing of Thai culture in first-hand for one week.  Learn Thai language and tradition, join Songkran Water Festival (Thai new year) and make friendship network through cultural and friendship activities.

 

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai, AISEF

The program enables participants to amazingly learn about Thai culture and friendship among youth. The week program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand, enjoy the cultural city of Chiang Mai and friendship experiences. AISEF will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 8 – 14 April 2013. Enjoy the beauty of temple city of Chiang Mai, hospitality of Thai people, the magnificent of Thai Culture, Fantastic of Thai Dishes and of course, get your body wet by joining Songkran Festival.

About AISEF program batch April 2013

AISEF program will take place on 8 – 14 April 2013 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The program will cover several activities as follow.

  1. Celebrate Thai New Year Songkran Festival
  2. Learning Thai language
  3. Learning Lanna dance (Northern Thai dance)
  4. Thai cooking class and Tasting Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines (kantoke dinner)
  5. Discussion on Tourism matter.
  6. Bahasa teaching assistant in LI CMU to Thai people
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai

Related links about previous program of AISEF and Songkran festival:

-       Lanna Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHq-MPi0Zuw

-       Introduction of Language Institute Chiang Mai University (Indonesian Version) by Hesti Aryani, one of AYFN alumnae. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI3V8w_5i00

- Songkran Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U4AP7pCjM0

 

About Water Festival in Thailand (Songkran)*    
‘Songkran’ (from the Sanskrit word Sankranti, signifying the sun’s shift from one zodiac to another) heralds the beginning of the solar year and is the most important festival for the people of Thailand. The festival is celebrated over three days, ‘Mahasongkran’ on the 13th of April marks the end of the old year, Wan Nao (14th April) is the day after and April 15 is Wan Thaloeng Sok when the New Year begins. Sonkgran is akin to the Indian festival of Holi and the Chinese festival of Ching Ming. Though it is celebrated all over Thailand with great gusto and enthusiam, it is in Chiang Mai that the Thais hold the very important ritual of bathing the Buddha and people from all over come to be witness to this event. Check this video out – Songkran Festival http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U4AP7pCjM0

On Thailand New Year’s Day, Thais pray to the Buddha, clean temples and houses, offer alms to the monks and sprinkle scented water on elders as a mark of respect. The pouring of water is symbolic of the cleansing of the spirit, mind and body. The water is also supposed to wash away bad luck – so consider yourself blessed if you get drenched! Happily, Songkran falls during the hottest time of the year and the water is a welcome relief. *Source : http://www.journeymart.com/holidays-ideas/festivals/songkran-thailands-water-festival.aspx

 

Experiences will you get by joining AISEF

 

AISEF offers you some activities which will amaze and give you unforgettable moments. You’ll learn Thai language in order to make you able to communicate with local people. As we know, most of Thai people can’t speak English, it’s time for you to immerse and practice Thai language. It’s memorable activities. Then, you’ll have a chance to help Thai students learning Bahasa Indonesia. It’s great activity since you can promote our national language to foreigners.

 

We also offer you to learn and practice Thai traditional dance, namely Lanna dance.  In line with practice beautiful dance of Thai, you’ll have time to watch the real Lanna Dance performance. Beside you will taste the fabulous northern Thai cuisine, Kanthoke dinner with your Thai friends. Also, you’ll have special occasion to cook Thai traditional cuisine. It will be great experience for you to more about the Thai food which is very famous.

Then you will have leisure time to visit Doi Suthep temple on Hill. It’s magnificent Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Not only cultural tour, but also you will be given a chance to visit elephant camp and bamboo rafting there. It’s one of our agenda to show our love to the environment.

Wanna more? One event that you will miss is Songkran festival where you and Thai people will celebrate the songkran festival in Chiang Mai. It’s great agenda in Chiang Mai. You will experience water party. Step out if you love water… and getting wet! For it’s a given that you won’t escape the water pistols, the water balloons and buckets of water as the Thais celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year. Songkran festival is also known as Thailand water festival, celebrated with fervor and zeal in Thailand’s cities.

 

 

How to join AISEF program

Are you interested to join our program? Apply now!!! Only qualified participants will be selected for AISEF program. Chiang Mai is waiting for you!!!

Requirements:

  1. Youth  (17 – 25 years old)
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill
  4. Good knowledge
  5. Permission Statement from parents
  6. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  7. Able to pay the program fee
  8. Able to commit to a full time program (orientation program, program in Chiang Mai and post-program)
Registration forms and letter of acknowledgement can be downloaded here

Send your complete application into
ayfn.hq@gmail.com before 20 February 2013.

 

Program cost

 

Program fee

To take part at AISEF, you are required to pay program fee in amount of IDR 3,500,000,-

 

What’s included?

Hotel/guesthouse 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Chiang Mai Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, Thai language class, Thai dance, Bahasa Indonesia teaching assistant class, Kantoke dinner, Lanna dance class, Doi Suthep visit, Welcoming Lunch, Certificates, T-Shirt, member card of AYFN, support.

 

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses, personal insurance, personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

 

Location of Program

All programs will be held at Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Transportation during program

All participants will be immersed with local transport in Chiang Mai. To reach from one place to other places, you will use Tuk Tuk and schedule red car “Song Teaw”. Therefore, you will feel like Thai people, try the transportation system of Chiang Mai City, etc.

 

Name of accommodation

In AISEF program, you will stay at Guesthouse nearby Chiang Mai University. In one room, will be occupied by 2 -3 people (twin or triple share).

 

The Brief introduction to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) or organizer

 

AYFN is an independent community that accommodates youth in Southeast Asia region to form friendship network through cultures. AYFN was established on 19 January 2010 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. AYFN has a point of view “Forming an International Friendship through Cultures”.  It is grounded that good friendship can make the world better and safer. Beside, cross-cultural exchange among youth also can form better understanding among them.

As we know, ASEAN consist of 10 countries member. Each country has its own cultures and makes it different with other. Therefore, ASEAN become a region that is rich in cultures. In addition, culture is something that is interesting to study, and it is a good value. We can form an ASEAN youth friendship through cultures and this is the major purpose of our organization. There are many ASEAN youth can join cultural exchange program to know cultures from other countries in ASEAN. We have a mission that from this cultural exchange, ASEAN youth can strengthen relationships and respect each other. This organization provides opportunities for ASEAN youth to know others countries by joining cultural exchange program, which always held by AYFN.

 

Our programs:

  1. Indonesia – Vietnam Youth Friendship Program #1 (Ho Chi Minch City, October 2010)
  2. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program (Bangkok, February 2011)
  3. Tourism Youth Ambassador (Kuala Lumpur, March 2011)
  4. Indonesia – Philippines Youth Cultural Exchange Program (Manila, June 2011)
  5. Indonesia – Vietnam Youth Friendship Program #2 (Ho Chi Minh City, October 2011)
  6. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #2 (Bangkok, November 2011)
  7. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #3 (Bangkok, February 2012)
  8. Indonesia – Philippines Youth Cultural Exchange Program (Yogyakarta, March 2012)
  9. Bilateral Students’ Leader Adventure Camp 2012 (Ho Chi Minh City, 21 – 27 May 2012)
  10. Indonesia Philippines Youth Cultural Exchange Program (Manila, 4 – 10 July 2012)
  11. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #4, Yogyakarta
  12. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program ##5, Bangkok
  13. Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program 2012, Hanoi

 

 

ASEAN YOUTH FRIENDSHIP NETWORK can be reached in:

Postal address :

Karangjati Indah Residence A9/6, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta,    Indonesia

Phone  : +62274 2615463

Fax      : (+62 274) 566171

Email   : ayfn.hq@gmail.com

Web     : www.ayfnhq.org

CP: Apresian 0856 4321 7047

Aan : 0857 2926 8734

AISEF & IVYFP 2013

Nov 21, 2012   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, AYFN Programs, IVYFP, slider  //  1 Comment

Newest Programs of ASEAN Youth Friendship Network:

AISEF (Chiang Mai) & IVYFP (Ho Chi Minh City)

 

We are looking for Indonesian youth to take part in our newest programs “Arts Immersion and Students Exchange Fieldtrip” (AISEF) and “Indonesia – Vietnam Youth Friendship Program” (IVYFP). Both programs were successfully held in 2012 and we will hold these programs in the early of 2013. AISEF will take place in Language Institute Chiang Mai University (LICMU) and IVYFP will take place in University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH).

These programs can be a positive action for Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese youth. By taking part in this program the youth can form friendship, share their knowledge and have mutual understanding each through cultural exchange.

 

Detailed Program of AISEF (Thailand, Chiang Mai)

AISEF program will be held on February 4th -11th, 2013. This program covers several activities as follow.

  1. Learning Thai language
  2. Learning Lanna dance (Northern Thai dance)
  3. Learning The History of Lanna
  4. Teaching Bahasa to Thai People
  5. Cultural Performances
  6. Tasting Traditional Northern Thai Cuisines
  7. Fieldtrip around Chiang Mai

 

Related links about previous program of AISEF:

-       Lanna Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHq-MPi0Zuw

-       Introduction of Language Institute Chiang Mai University (Indonesian Version) by Hesti Aryani, one of AYFN alumnae. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI3V8w_5i00

 

 

Detail Program of IVYFP (Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City)

IVYFP will be held on March 4th – 10th, 2013. These are the highlights of IVYFP.

  1. Learning Vietnamese language
  2. Learning Southern Vietnamese dance
  3. Cultural Performances
  4. Teaching Bahasa to USSH Students
  5. Teaching Indonesian dances to the students of USSH
  6. Forum Group Discussion (discussing about politics, social, economy or cultural issues)
  7. Fieldtrip around Ho Chi Minh City

 

Related links about the previous programs of IVYFP:

-       IVYFP 2010 http://www.indonesianconsulategeneral.vn/en/news_details.php?id=218

-       IVYFP 2011 http://www.indonesianconsulategeneral.vn/en/news_details.php?id=378

-       News 11 January 2012 http://www.indonesianconsulategeneral.vn/en/index.php

-       Foto Detik http://foto.detik.com/?fa=detik.read&tahun=2010&bulan=10&tgl=17&time=171457&idnews=1467175&idkanal=464&id=1&p=1&sort=1|1//&title=indonesia-vietnam-youth-friendship-program

 

Are you interested in joining one of the programs? Apply now!!! Only 20 qualified participants will be selected for each program. Chiang Mai and Ho Chi Minh City are waiting for you!!!

 

Requirements:

  1. Indonesian citizen (17 – 25 years old)
  2. Good health (physically and mentally)
  3. Good communication skill
  4. Good knowledge about Indonesian Culture
  5. Permission Statement from parents
  6. Able to work independently as well as work in team
  7. Able to pay the program fee and the registration fee
  8. Able to commit to a full time program (orientation program, program in Chiang Mai/ Ho Chi Minh City and post-program)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 9th 2012  

 registration forms and letter of acknowledgement can be downloaded here

Recruitment Process

  1. Administrative (documents selection), announced on December 11th 2012
  2. Interview test on December 13rd 2012
  3. The Result will be announced on December 16th 2012
  4. Orientation will be held on December 22nd 2012 in Jogjakarta

 

Program fee              : IDR 3.000.000

Registration fee      : IDR 200.000

(All fees should be paid after being accepted as participant)

 

Facilities include:

  1. Orientation program held in Jogja
  2. Accommodation and meal during the program in Chiang Mai/Ho Chi Minh City
  3. Intensive language course
  4. Dance class
  5. T-shirt
  6. Airport pick up and transfer
  7. City Tour
  8. Certificate and member card of AYFN
  9. 24/7 in country support

 

Facilities exclude:

  1. Flight ticket
  2. Passport fee
  3. Personal expenses beyond program

 

CP: Apres (085643217047)
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Email: ayfn.hq@gmail.com

AISEF & ILFRIP #4

Jun 19, 2012   //   by Admin   //   AISEF, AYFN Programs, ILFriP  //  No Comments

ASEAN Youth Friendship Network
proudly to present the newest youth cultural exchange between Indonesia and Thailand.
AISEF and ILFRIP#4

 

Wanna feel the hospitality of Thai? Wanna have new friends from Thailand? Wanna learn Thai Language and culture at your first-hand? Wanna bring and promote Indonesian culture to the world? If yes, the answer is AISEF.

ART IMMERSION AND STUDENTS EXCHANGE FIELDTRIP
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, 3 – 9 SEBTEMBER 2012

 

Or, you wanna meet new friends from Thailand? Wanna be his/her buddy? Wanna be a tutor for Thai to study Bahasa Indonesia? Or just wanna practice and play Gamelan with Thai? If yes, the answer is ILFRIP#4

INTER-CULTURAL LEARNING AND FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM #4
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 21 – 28 OKTOBER 2012

 

 

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ART IMMERSION AND STUDENT EXCHANGE FIELDTRIP (AISEF).

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, 3 – 9 SEBTEMBER 2012

Deadline ; 1 July 2012

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Immerse yourself in Thailand, AISEF PROGRAM, Chiang Mai

The program enables participants to intrinsically learn about culture and friendship. The 7-days program is designed to give participants a glimpse into life in Thailand and what the mentality of the people is like, and how you can overcome any hurdles you might encounter while in Thailand. AISEF Program will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 3 – 9 September  2012. Enjoy the beauty of Chiang Mai Landscape, hospitality of Thai, the magnificent of Thai Culture, and Fantastic of Thai Dishes.

What will you do during join AISEF program Chiang Mai?

You’ll learn the Thai language, so you can communicate with local people. You’ll tour historic, cultural and religious sites and learn about the prevailing socioeconomic and political situation as well by interacting with local people. Also, you’ll learn Thai traditional dance.  It’s an intriguing program full of insight into daily life in Thailand.

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Besides, you will have a chance to be real ambassador for your country (Indonesia) by doing Indonesian cultural promotion. We offer you to dance, sing a song, promote Indonesian dance (all about Indonesia) to your counter part of Thai. Bahasa Indonesia promotion is also to become our major agenda in AISEF program. How proud of us if we can teach Bahasa Indonesia to foreigner (we, AYFN, has already done this Bahasa Program every year in Vietnam).  Now, Thailand is second destination to know our language pride of Bahasa Indonesia).

Glance of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, surrounded by mountainous countryside and close to both Burma and Laos, offers a region of Thailand, perfect for the traveler who wants an alternative learning holiday.

In the far north it is Thailand’s second largest city and a center for excursions to the region’s ancient and beautiful temples, the teak forests and their working elephants, caves and waterfalls, take a white knuckle ride on a bamboo raft, then stay in jungle tree house, exotic flora and journeys to visit the northern hill tribes.

Founded in 1296, Chiang Mai’s heritage can be seen around the city, especially in the old city walls and the many beautiful Buddhist temples in the city and surrounding countryside.

The past is also evident in the distinctive Northern Thai language and in the culture – the many festivals such as the Songran New Year water festival and in the Loi Kratong candle festival. Traditional arts and crafts are also to be found – silver, lacquer, textiles and pottery.

Tentative Schedule

Days Program Brief
Day 1: A short reception will be held at Language Institute of Chiang Mai University. An orientation program will follow in which you’ll learn about the current situation in Thailand, including health issues. You’ll also be given a schedule of how your cultural program will proceed and campus tour to Chiang Mai University.

 

Day 2: Start of your Thai language class. English is not widely understood by the local people in Thailand and it is a must for participants to learn Thai Language to communicate well with local people. You’ll start your program with popular expressions and words. In the afternoon, you’ll help to teach Bahasa Indonesia to Thai students. After that you will practice Thai dance.

 

Day 3: You’ll continue with your language class. You’ll study in the morning and in the afternoon learn Thai dance, then you can tour popular sites in Chiang Mai.

 

Day 4: You’ll continue with your language and culture class.

 

Day 5: This day is Indonesian Day. In the morning you’ll teach Bahasa Indonesia, then continued to promote Indonesian culture. Understand culture, understand Indonesia.

 

Day 6: You’ll have special cultural tour in this day. You will visit some popular and historical sites in Chiang Mai. Then, in evening there will be closing ceremony of the program. Participants will give certificate that indicates you have finished your program.

 

Day 7: Last day of the program. Preparation to go back to Indonesia.

 

 

 

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INTERCULTURAL LEARNING AND FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM #4 (ILFRIP#4)

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 21 – 28 OCTOBER 2012

Deadline ; 15 August 2012

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What is ILFriP#4?

ILFriP is week long program on cultural and friendship program between Indonesian youth and Thai youth. The program is designed to give you opportunity to have friendship activities and cultural awareness. The 8-days program combines friendship, adventure, cultural awareness and harmony. The previous programs were successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand. In this special year, ILFriP will take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on 21 – 28 October 2012.

Highlight programs:

  1. Language exchange (Bahasa Indonesia and Thai language)
  2. Dance class
  3. Music class
  4. Food trip
  5. Cultural trip
  6. Art performance

How will ILFriP work?

Participants will be part of team, some from Indonesia and some from Thailand. Then you will be paired up in some activities (Language exchange, music, dance, trip, etc) and live for one week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

What benefit will you get if you join? (for Indonesian)

You will get so many meaningful experiences if you join the ILFriP#4. You’ll get new friends from Thailand and they will teach you Thai Language. You’ll be “tutor” for them during they live in Yogyakarta. You will be able to be proud as his/her Bahasa teacher. It will be great moment for you.

What else? Don’t worry. You will enjoy the beauty of Yogyakarta and Hospitality of Yogya people. Together your counterpart from Thailand, you will visit magnificent temples of Borobudur and Prambanan and many historical sites in Yogyakarta. And many things you will do. Don’t miss it.

Tentative Schedule

Days Program Brief
Day 1: Opening ceremony and gala dinner will be held in this special night. An orientation program will follow in which you’ll learn about the current situation in Yogyakarta, including health issues. You’ll also be given a schedule of how your cultural program will proceed and “meet and greet” among participants.

 

Day 2: Start of your language exchange program in the morning till noon. In the afternoon, you’ll help to teach Bahasa Indonesia to Thai students. After that you will practice Gamelan together Thai students.

 

Day 3: You’ll continue with your language exchange class. You’ll do program in the morning and in the afternoon all participants will be introduced to understand Yogyakarta heritage by visiting Sonobudoyo Museum and Tamansari Water Castle. Then you can hang out or just sightseeing around Yogyakarta.

 

Day 4: You’ll continue with your language and culture class. Then in the afternoon, all participants either Thai or Indonesian will learn Indonesian Dance.

 

Day 5: This day is special day. In the morning until afternoon, you will visit Borobudur temple and Prambanan temple. You can be a guide for your friends of Thai. Spend your time to promote Indonesian object tourism.

 

Day 6:

 

 

Day 7:

You’ll have unforgettable moment in this day. The program is to watch Indonesian movie and practice Indonesian popular song. It’s your turn to promote Indo-Pop.

 

The participants will have free time to explore or go shopping. In the afternoon 15.00, we will have cultural performances and closing ceremony. Followed with dinner together and certificate presentation.

Day 8: Last day of the program. Preparation to go back home.

 

How to become participant at AISEF of ILFRIP#4?

To take part AISEF and/or ILFriP#4 Program, you are required:

  1. You must be Indonesian (17 – 25 years old)
  2. You have strong motivation to make a friend and love culture
  3. Health physically and mentally
  4. Able to pay program fee
  5. Commit to join full program
  6. Get permission from parents

Form Download Here

Recruitment process:

  1. Administrative (required documents: application form, 2 pages of A4 sized paper of Essay è theme of essay is “The power of culture and friendship”, permission letter from parent, recent color photo in max 200 kb). Sent to ayfn.hq@gmail.com. Deadline for AISEF (1 July 2012) and ILFRIP #4 (15 August 2012).
  2. Interview (after receiving and reviewing the documents of yours, the committee will contact you to have interview schedule then test).
  3. Final result.

How much does the program cost?

Program Fee Facilities
AISEF

(Indonesian)

3.200.000 Hotel/guesthouse 7D6N, meal, airport pick up, tuition fee for Thai Language, tuition fee for dance class, LO’s fee, cultural tour, certificate, member card of AYFN, T-Shirt,
ILFRIP#4 (Indonesian) 2.200.000 Hotel/guesthouse 8D7N, meal, dinner 2x, Airport pick up, music class, dance class, LO’s fee, cultural tour (Borobudur, Prambanan, museum, Tamansari), food trip, certificate, member card of AYFN, T-Shirt,
ILFRIP#4 (Indonesian, no accommodation) 1.200.000 Meal, Airport/station/terminal pick up, dinner 2x, music class, dance class, LO’s fee, cultural tour (Borobudur, Prambanan, museum, tamansari,) Food trip, certificate, member card of AYFN, T-Shirt,
AISEF+ILFRIP#4 (Indonesian only) 5.000.000 Same facilities with AISEF and ILFriP#4 either in Chiang Mai or Yogyakarta
AISEF+ILFRIP#4 (Indonesian, no Accommodation for ILFriP#4) 4.300.000 Same facilities with AISEF and ILFriP#4 (non-accommodation) either in Chiang Mai or Yogyakarta
Note: For alumnae, you will get 20% discount. Flight fee, passport, and personal expense are EXCLUDED.

 

 

The Brief introduction to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) or organizer

AYFN is an independent organization (we are not under ASEAN) that accommodates ASEAN youth to form friendship network through cultures. AYFN was established on 19 January 2010 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. AYFN has a point of view “Forming an International Friendship through Cultures”.  It is grounded that good friendship can make the world better and safer. Beside, cross-cultural exchange among youth also can form better understanding among them.

As we know, ASEAN consist of 10 countries member. Each country has its own cultures and makes it different with other. Therefore, ASEAN become a region that is rich in cultures. In addition, culture is something that is interesting to study, and it is a good value. We can form an ASEAN youth friendship through cultures and this is the major purpose of our organization. There are many ASEAN youth can join cultural exchange program to know cultures from other countries in ASEAN. We have a mission that from this cultural exchange, ASEAN youth can strengthen relationships and respect each other.

This organization provides opportunities for ASEAN youth to know others countries by joining cultural exchange program as well, which always held by AYFN. Membership of the organization is open to all ASEAN youth. AYFN also facilitates ASEAN youth to share experiences and discuss something by joining in our online website. Until now, AYFN has been making friendship network to youths over ASEAN region:

  1. Indonesian youth (Students from reputable University such as Gadjah Mada University, Universitas Indonesia, Padjajaran University, etc.)
  2. Malaysian youth (students of Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Berjaya University ).
  3. Vietnamese youth (students of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCM, Open University of HCM, Vietnam National University, HCM, Hong Bang University and also students of High School of Chia Gao, Mytho Province, South Vietnam).
  4. Thai Students (Bangkok University and Chulalongkorn University).
  5. Pilipino Students (Ateneo de Manila University).

Our programs:

  1. Indonesia – Vietnam Youth Friendship Program #1 (Ho Chi Minch City, October 2010)
  2. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program (Bangkok, February 2011)
  3. Tourism Youth Ambassador (Kuala Lumpur, March 2011)
  4. Indonesia – Philippines Youth Cultural Exchange Program (Manila, June 2011)
  5. Indonesia – Vietnam Youth Friendship Program #2 (Ho Chi Minh City, October 2011)
  6. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #2 (Bangkok, November 2011)
  7. Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program #3 (Bangkok, February 2012)
  8. Indonesia – Philippines Youth Cultural Exchange Program (Yogyakarta, March 2012)
  9. Bilateral Students’ Leader Adventure Camp 2012 (Ho Chi Minh City, 21 – 27 May 2012)

ASEAN YOUTH FRIENDSHIP NETWORK can be reached in:
Postal address :
Karangjati Indah Residence A9/6, Kasihan, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Phone  : +62274 2615463, 085729268734 (Setiawan)
Fax      : (+62 274) 566171
Email   : ayfn.hq@gmail.com
Web     : www.ayfnhq.org