Indonesian students will spend three weeks in Kiama in November as part of a two-month stay in Australia.
The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program, now in its 31st year, gives students a chance to experience life in another country. It is supported by the Australia-Indonesia Institute in the Department of Foreign Affairs, and AusAID.
This will be the first time students in the program have spent time in the Illawarra.
During their trip, the 18 students, who are aged between 21 and 25, will spend a month in Sydney and a week at Burrill Lake before going to Kiama, and will visit schools, universities and community groups to perform a cultural show.
They will stay with host families during their time here and complete work experience.
Local co-ordinator Michelle Hannan said the exchange was a chance to strengthen ties between the two countries.
She is calling for families in Kiama and Shellharbour to take in students. Anyone interested should contact her at email@example.com.