Australian Embassy

Small Corner of Australia Opens in Medan

Media Release

20 September 2017

University students in Medan will be able to access a selection of Australian books and resources as well as information on study and scholarships at the first #AussieBanget Corner in Sumatera, at Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU).

The Corner is the latest to open in Indonesia as students in Makassar, Denpasar, Malang, Jakarta and Yogyakarta are already enjoying this new space and resources.

Minister Counsellor, Governance and Human Development, Fleur Davis, opened the corner in Medan today with USU Rector Professor Dr. Runtung, S.H., M.Hum, in front of Australian Alumni and USU students.

The #AussieBanget Corner is an Australian-themed focal point for Australian Alumni in and around Medan to continue to engage with Australia and share their experiences and insights about studying in Australia.

“These corners provide a great introduction for students who are interested in studying in Australia or finding out more about Australia,” Ms Davis said.

“Importantly, they also demonstrate to Alumni that their connection to Australia doesn’t end once they return to Indonesia.  We have a vibrant and impressive Australian Alumni community in Indonesia of more than 80,000,” she said.