Welcome to AWA!

AWA fills many different needs in the lives of expatriates living in Indonesia. Getting involved is a great way to become part of this community that is now your home. AWA offers a variety of activities, opportunities to volunteer, and ways to meet and socialize with other members (e.g. Monday Morning Coffee & Chat, Monthly Social & Shopping, and Special Events).  If you need support and information about Jakarta, you can count on other members to help you!  There are many benefits to being a member of AWA and your level of involvement is entirely up to you! 

If you have any questions or are interested in joining, contact our Membership Coordinators at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Membership Benefits

  • Member Area Website Access
    In the "Member Area" of the website, up to date information about AWA activities and events as well as contact details for other AWA members can be found.  Be sure to complete your profile (see My Profile) and make sure that your contact information is up to date.
  • Membership Badge
    Your membership badge provides access to the AWA Center, entry to the Monthly Shopping & Social, and entry to other AWA events.  When you go to the AWA Center, please wear your current membership badge for security purposes. Rest assured that the AWA Center is a safe place!
  • Annual Pocket Calendar with Membership Directory
    The pocket-sized calendar is exclusive to members only and is distributed at the beginning of the calendar year. In addition to being a handy calendar to help with daily planning, it includes Indonesian holidays, AWA events, and the membership directory.
  • BeAWAre Weekly E-Mail
    Once a week, an electronic newsletter is sent to all members. BeAWAre provides information about current events as well as reminders about meetings and activities. There is also a section on Community Events. Be sure to add BeAWAre to your "safe senders" list and read it to keep abreast of the latest happenings!
  • If you're not receiving the BeAWAre after joining, please let us know so we can check the email list.
  • Events & Activities
    The AWA has a number of activities available only to members or to members at a preferential price. Details of these Activities & Events are found throughout this website.  Sign-up sheets are located at the Center.
  • The Kayon Magazine
    The Kayon
     is a publication which features articles about member activities, Indonesian culture, photos, travel, as well as general information that expats may find helpful. This magazine is delivered four times per year by courier to the address listed on your application. If you move, be sure to complete a change form so that your contact information can be updated.
  • Monthly Shopping & Social
    Members are invited and encouraged to attend the Monthly Shopping & Social meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except during the summer). The venue and format of this meeting varies. Guest speakers, shopping, luncheons, and the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones are all great reasons to mark this date on your calendar! 
  • Monday Morning Coffee & Chat
    Every Monday morning at the AWA Center, a group of ladies can be found enjoying a cup of coffee or tea as well as each other's company.  While the AWA Center is open every morning, Monday mornings are a special time for getting together. Consider the Center a home AWAy from home! Drop by often to visit with others, sign up for activities, and to keep up to date with AWA happenings!
  • New Member Coffee Morning
    All new members are invited to attend this monthly event, which is designed to introduce new members to each other as well as to provide useful information about AWA and living in Jakarta.  A brief presentation is given on living in Jakarta followed by a question and answer session. This gives new members an opportunity to learn some of the "ins and outs" of Jakarta.
  • Access to AWA Activities and Events
    There are many fun activities that occur on a regular basis. Some activities include book club, golf, mahjong, bunko, couples dinners, and yoga. A full listing of current activities and contact information for coordinators can be found in the Activities Section of the Member Area. Last year we enjoyed the special events;  Angel Tree Luncheon, Margaritaville, and Bourbon Street Bash. Read BeAWAre and
     The Kayon for more information. Sign up sheets for activities and events are also available at the AWA Center.
  • Opportunities to Volunteer
    AWA makes a significant impact on the community of Jakarta. The Social Welfare Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except during the summer) and coordinates volunteer efforts which truly make a difference in the lives of many Indonesians!  Volunteering can be extremely satisfying and Indonesia is a country with many needs.  Again, you control the level of your involvement and there are meaningful roles for everyone!  You can truly make a difference!

The AWA Membership Year is June 1st through May 31st and membership must be renewed annually. Membership dues are Rp 750.000 per year except during the Membership Drive, which starts at the Spring Bazaar in April. During "Early Bird Registration" dues are reduced to Rp 650.000. Cash is the only form of payment accepted. (Note: Those affiliated with the U.S. Military or the U.S. Embassy are eligible for a discount with a valid I.D.)

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