Earliest, our association was called American Alumni for Education (AAE), formerly known as Bay Club, founded by some Indonesian students who were studying in the United States. The Bay Club activities halted when the national crisis happened in 1997, but at the end of 2008 we transformed into AAE and focused on the contribution in the education sector. In December 2009, AAE changed its name to IOA or Indonesian Overseas Alumni Association as an organization that was led to become more efficient and grow bigger. Since then, IOA try to expand access and encourage public participation in working on the objectives of the organization. IOA is widely open to anybody who has a commitment to support better education in the country. In 2012, we received a legal recognition from the Ministry of Justice and Human Right (Kementrian Hukum dan HAM) and started our legal standing as Association. Our association is managed professionally, transparently and fully run by individuals who have a very good credibility in their fields and supported by the Secretariat staff who work as full-timers.
We have two divisions:
EDUCATION : Planning, executing, evaluating education programs
NETWORKING : Running various fundraising programs such as golf tournaments, charity dinner, voucher for donations, etc. as well as networking activities such as seminars, gathering, etc.