Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that The Sound of Music couldn't sully. Flaunting its heritage in exuberant fashion. Vienna’s bombastic Habsburg palaces and Salzburg’s baroque splendour are worthy, but dig deeper and you’ll unearth Stone Age settlements, Roman archaeological sites at Carnuntum and medieval festivals.
"This was the most amazing year of my life ! I can’t imagine my life without it. I had the opportunity to do things I had never even considered at home in Australia and to meet some of the most wonderful people I will ever meet. It can also be hard and humbling and frustrating, but you learn so much through the tough patches. I wouldn’t change a thing." Bronwyn Scarr – Year program to Austria
|Short Programs||Long Programs||Language Criteria||Immunisation||Gap Year||Online Video||Scholarships||Discounts|
Please note that
|2 months||Early Nov 2017||AU $7300||30/06/2017||31/03/2017|
|3 months||Early Nov 2017||AU $7800||30/06/2017||31/03/2017|
|5 months||Feb 2018||AU $9300||01/08/2017||31/03/2017|
|10 months||Feb 2018||AU $10300||01/08/2017||31/03/2017|
|5 months||Sep 2018||AU $TBC||15/03/2018||31/10/2017|
|10 months||Sep 2018||AU $TBC||15/03/2018||31/10/2017|
|2 months||Early Nov 2018||AU $TBC||30/06/2018||31/03/2018|
|3 months||Early Nov 2018||AU $TBC||30/06/2018||31/03/2018|
You can choose either a 5 or 10 month program departing in February and September each year or a 2 or 3 month program departing in November each year.
Host families come in all different types, sizes and backgrounds, and could live just about anywhere in Austria.
All host families undergo a Criminal Background Check, are interviewed in their home and referenced checked before they are approved to host.
Age and Eligibility
To be eligible for an exchange to Austria you must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Gap year students are eligible and need to depart no more than 3 months after completing their final year. Austria requires students to have studied 1 year of German.
You will travel on a student visa and will need to lodge your application in person at the Austrian Consulate serving your area. We will help you prepare your application.
Application deadlines are typically 4-5 months prior to departure but don’t leave it to the last minute to apply. Check our website for details or give us a call. You may like to take advantage of our scholarships or early bird discounts and secure your spot even earlier!
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Population: 8.5 million (approx) people
National anthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome
Official language: German