CED is a community engagement program that utilises social entrepreneurship approaches for stimulating socio-economic development and environmental sustainability in local communities.

The program provides structured opportunities for student participants to interact and work across cultures in developing sound ideas for a better future.

The program aims to:

  • provide a venue for educated millennials to engage in activities that promote the development of their social responsibility and contribute to the improvement of peoples lives and environmental sustainability.
  • foster friendship among the participants through both collaborative social projects that seek to uplift the social conditions of an underserved community and recreational activities.
  • provide hands-on experience of the local language and culture of Indonesia.
  • facilitate students to learn and share best practices for living together in peace and harmony with neighbours.
  • allow students to apply and share ones technical knowledge in solving small community problems.

Read the CED flyer (PDF 1.7MB)

When and where

17-26 July 2019
Surabaya City and Puhsarang Village, Kediri Regency


  • Health statement from a doctor
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Australian citizenship


Eligible UG students will receive a $3,000 New Colombo Grant (NCP) to cover the flights and costs for the program, in addition eligible students may receive an additional $500 ACU VC International travel grant (NB: students must only receive the NCP and ACU VC travel grant only once during their studies)

Program fee covers:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Shuttle service to and from airport
  • Local transportation
  • T-shirt
  • Name tag
  • Guidebook
  • Memory book
  • Certificate


Applications are open to BIPX202 Business students.
To apply please send the below letter of recommendation, with a response from you to the following issues:

  • your strengths,
  • areas to work on, and
  • what you expect to get out of the program

Download letter of recommendation template (DOC, 24KB)

Apply now


Maxine Bradshaw
Business Development Manager, Faculty of Law and Business

ACU Policy & Procedure

ACU Policies and Procedures aim to keep both you and the communities you interact with legally, physically and ethically safe. It is a requirement of all community engagement placements that you read and familiarise yourself with ACU policies and procedures prior to commencement.

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