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This month we take a look at the changing nature of Australia's place in the world and how schools can better prepare students for the future. Read about programs that build students' language and intercultural skills, as well as cultural and historical knowledge of the Asia region.

Find out about exciting new professional learning and student engagement programs on offer over the coming months and take a moment to register online before places fill up.

Are schools focused enough on the future? 

AEF Director Kathe Kirby explores the findings of a recent report on Australia's engagement with Asia which details how young Australians aren’t being prepared to do business with Asia.


Cultural Intersections: Islam and Muslims Today

Distinguished presenters at this WA program include Prof. Carmen Lawrence, Dr. Eeqbal Hassim, Pamela Stewart, Ross Taylor AM and Aisha Novakovich.


Apply for a sister school in Asia

It only takes 30 seconds to register for a government subsidised sister school program with a school in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, The Philippines or Indonesia.


Indonesian Teacher Homestay Opportunity

Internationalise education, support languages learning and develop intercultural understanding at your school with this free program for VIC teachers.


Bastow Leading Asia Capable Schools program 

This six-month professional learning program for Victorian teachers and school leaders includes face-to-face workshops, an online community of practice and an off shore program of study and visits to schools and to companies engaging with Victoria.


Experience Asia up close and personal with an AEF study tour

AEF study programs to Asia are specifically designed to support the Australian Curriculum and can be customised to a destination and/or curriculum area. Register now for a 2017 study tour to Mongolia, Bhutan, Myanmar and Indonesia. 


Develop your students' understanding of global careers

Book a workplace visit to a non-profit, small business or major corporation and bring to life the importance of, and growing need for intercultural capability and language skills beyond school.