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Equipped school leaders and educators with the knowledge, skills and networks for deep intercultural learning that prepares students to be global citizens.

In another formative year for our nationally acclaimed BRIDGE School Partnerships Program, BRIDGE has continued to expand and develop its reach and impact across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region developing over 60 new international school partnerships across 14 countries.

In 2018, BRIDGE

  • As announced by former Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP, launched its inaugural Pacific chapter at Parliament House in Canberra, to include Samoa, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
  • Celebrated 10-Years of forming people-to-people links through its Indonesian chapter with an event in Surabaya. Building alumni engagement, our BRIDGE team hosted a series of 31 expansion programs delivered across Australia and Indonesia.
  • Expanded its ASEAN chapter into all ten-member states, graduating its largest cohort to-date with 166 teachers completing the initial intensive program. In recognition of this milestone, BRIDGE hosted an event at the Sydney Opera House attended by Australian Ambassadors to the region, members of DFAT as well BRIDGE alumni.


The Australia–Asia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

  • The Australia–Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program was established as an initiative of the Australia–Indonesia Institute, DFAT and Asia Education Foundation, funded by The Myer Foundation and Australian Aid. 
  • The Australia-ASEAN BRIDGE School Partnerships Program is funded by DFAT through the Australia-ASEAN Council.

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