Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program 2016

Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program 2016

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

20 – 26 March 2016

Wanna know about Vietnam? Or experience to have Inter-cultural learning in line with making a friend?  AYFN is delighted to invite you joining our culture and youth program in Vietnam? This is a distinguished program that suit your curiosity to have experimental learning in line with promoting Indonesian in Vietnam !! 



IVYFP 2016 is an annual program held by AYFN that promotes youth and cultural exchange program between Indonesia and Vietnam. This program enables young generation from both countries to know each other in line with promoting peace, solidarity, tolerance and people to people contact. This program was started in 2010, which later AYFN continually organizes this exchange program with support from local organization and government.


Cultural performances in University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. IVYFP 2015

Cultural performances in University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. IVYFP 2015


Activities of the program:

Discussion on  ASEAN Community

This agenda is intended to give further information about what is ASEAN Community, what youth/students should prepare, what benefit youth/students can get, and many information related to issues on upcoming integration.

Indonesian day and Cultural exhibition

This activity will show the beauty of culture. Indonesian students/youth will presenting Indonesian food as well as cultural performances.

Language exchange

ASEAN region is rich in terms of language. Each nationality has its own languages. To get deepest in ASEAN friendship and understanding, we have to understand language of our counterpart. By doing this activity, we hope that participants will get a little bit of knowledge on languages spoken by ASEAN citizen. Indonesian will know about Vietnamese language and vice versa.

Youth charity

Solidarity is the main important thing in ASEAN. We are born in different skin color, different nationality, different tribe, different wealth, but we are one ASEAN. Let this activity shows that we are brother. We want to contribute to less fortunate community by doing social activity such as donation distribution, teach English to children, plant trees, give new smile to inspiring children, etc. This agenda will be one of a kind.

Understanding Vietnamese history

This agenda enables Indonesian to know about Vietnamese History by visiting some historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City.


We have different points of view, but we are friends!!

We have different points of view, but we are friends!!

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller


Day 1

  • Arrival of participants in HCMC (airport pick up time 9 – 15.00)
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Opening of the program
  • Dinner along with Meet and greet
  • Orientation: Get to know about Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2

  • Introduction to Vietnam Language and culture
  • Friendship activity between Indonesian and Vietnamese
  • Bahasa Indonesia for Vietnamese students
  • Workshop and talk session on ASEAN Community

Day 3

  • Cultural exchange to local school
  • Promote Bahasa Indonesia to local students
  • Activities with local school’s students
  • Adevnture to Delta Mekong River

Day 4

  • Bahasa Indonesia for Vietnamese Students
  • Visit the General Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5

  • Indonesian day
  • Cultural Performance

Day 6

  • Vietnamese history: Chu Chi Tunnel
  • Charity to orphanage
  • Social night: certificate presentation and farewell dinner

Day 7

  • Farewell breakfast and morning tea
  • Check out and go back home
We are one in ASEAN.

We are one in ASEAN.



  1. To promote inter-cultural understanding, equality of opportunity, tolerance and peace between Indonesian and Vietnamese youth / students.
  2. To provide challenging inter-cultural learning experiences.
  3. To promote international friendship, volunteerism and education.
  4. To prepare young generation in welcoming ASEAN community.



  1. Participants will experience cultural exchange activities, discuss about recent issues and promote friendship between two countries.
  2. Participants will involve in social work to share a sense of humanity.
  3. Participants will get new friends and know more about Vietnam.
  4. Participants will stay for 7 (six) days in Ho Chi Minh City.
  5. Participants will have international experiences.



Both AYFN and local organizer don’t provide any scholarship. To take part at Indonesian Vietnamese Youth Friendship Program 2016, participants are required to pay


Registration and Program fee*  

New participants USD 350
Alumni (returning participants) USD 320

                *30% registration fee, 70 % program fee

What do fees pay for?

Registration fee 

Ongoing support for AYFN staff, program marketing costs, information pack, administration costs, staff‘s salary, and communication costs with partner and participants.

Program fee

Hotel/guesthouse 7D/6N (twin/triple share), Airport pick up (Ho Chi Minh City Airport), Meal during program based on schedule, activities indicated on schedule, Certificates, souvenir of the program, and support in country.

What’s excluded?

Passport fee, flight expenses to and from Ho Chi Minh City, personal/travel insurance (recommended), personal expenses, airport transfer, meal excluded in schedule, minibar in hotel, laundry, telephone.

Magnificent of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pictures via many soruces

Magnificent of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pictures via many soruces



Location of Program

All programs will be held in Ho Chi Minh City area, Vietnam. It’s easy to reach HCMC from Indoensia as it has international airport, which is connected to Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur. There are many airlines that operate route form Indonesia e.g Air Asia, Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar Airlines, etc.


Accommodation and meals during program

During program in Ho Chi Minh City, participants will stay in a guesthouse. The accommodation is an enjoyable and very sociable option as you get to live and socialize with other participants and Vietnamese buddies.  Living conditions in the guesthouse are  good, clean and come with internet connection, hot shower, fridge, and towel. Males and females are accommodated in separate room and per room will be occupied by 2 – 3 people.

Vietnam is renowned for its tasty and diverse food. Meals will be provided based on schedule, and consist of traditional Vietnamese dishes (NOT CONTAINING PORK), which participants generally find to be very generous and tasty. If you have special diet requirements, please let us know ahead of time so that we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a participant, there is a need to be flexible. There are numerous amazing restaurants throughout Ho Chi Minh City which you will be directed to by program staff if you wish to eat out occasionally.


We share joy and happiness.

We share joy and happiness.



Are you interested to take part at Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program 2016? Apply now!!! LIMITED for 25 qualified participants only.


  1. Indonesian Youth  (17 – 25 years old)
  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 registration and program fee (USD 350, excluded FLIGHT to and from HCMC, Vietnam)
  6. Able to commit to a full time program

Application procedure

  1. Download application applicaton form_Indo_viet_2016
  2. Send back the application along with scanned of identity card (passport/KTP/Student card) and color recent photo into
  3. The committee will review your application and contact you to conduct “interview test” by AYFN team.
  4. Deadline of admission is 20 January 2016 at 23.00 WIB. (Indonesia’s time)


Frequently Asked Question : Download here


Link related to the previous Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program

Promoting Indonesia and cultural performances :

Experiences gained by Alumni :

Nurul Iswari (Student of IPB)

Yuliana Harianja (Student of UNDIP Semarang)

Stduents of UNPAD Bandung

Empat Mahasiswa Unpad Akan Ikuti Indonesian Vietnamese Youth Friendship Program di Vietnam

Bondan Wicaksono


IVYFP 2015 supported by KJRI Ho Chi Minh City and University of Social sciences and Humanities, HCMC Vietnam


Important dates:

28 December 2015 – 20 January 2016

Application received

22 January 2016

Announcement part 1

24 – 25 January 2016

Interview test

27 January 2016

Announcement of Final selection

27 January 2016 – 10 February 2016

First payment

5 March 2016

Deadline of second payment

20 March 2016

Arrival of confirmed delegates in Ho Chi Minh City

21 – 25 March 2016

Program in Ho Chi Minh City

26 March 2016

Fly back home Indonesia


We look forward to welcoming and seeing you at Indonesia Vietnam Youth Friendship Program 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


If you need further information, you could communicate with:

Mr. Feby M Faisal

Mobile                        : +62 813 1372 3231 (WhatApps, Line, Text)



The magnificent city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  Picture via

The magnificent city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Picture via

  1. Ranto Sila Wibowo

    Apakah kegiatan ini khusus untuk mahasiswa saja?

    1. AYFN Academy

      Dear Mr Ranto,

      We welcome youth in the range of 17 – 25 years old. So, this program is not only for student but also the one who already graduated.

      We look forward to welcoming you at this program.

      Best regard

  2. Muhammad Arief Virgy

    why i can’t send my application to that email? is that exist or not?

    1. AYFN Academy


      The email does still exist. Ensure you send the application into . The other applicants can send the application, so you should be able to send it then.

      Best regards,

  3. Mia Rahmannia

    I just wondering about the interview test.
    Do the committee interview us via skype or something else?

    1. AYFN Academy


      The interview test will be conducted in Yogyakarta. If you can’t attend the interview test, we will use skype that session.

      best regards

  4. Muhammad Arief Virgy

    But why i still can’t send my application to that email? I use different email but i still can’t send my application…

    1. AYFN Academy


      Please make sure you send the application form to

      Best Regards

  5. Dahrul Azmy

    Hallo. I would like to ask. Does this program will held next year?
    if it does, is it still has the same price like this year?
    last, is there any premonition or share this information before the program? so i will prepare when should i apply because i just know this program.
    very much thank you for your response.

    1. AYFN Academy


      The IVYFP is held annually.

      All best

  6. rardSat

    hi 🙂 bross 🙂

  7. rardSat

    posso usare l’italiano or english

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