Students arrive in Australia in January, April, June, July and August each year. To view student profiles by country, please select your preference from the list below. Please note that only a handful of the students who will be arriving are shown below and we are receiving new profiles each week If you would like our hosting coordinator to send you a selection of full student profiles for you to review and decide which student may fit into your family best, then please contact us or complete our web form below. The full profiles include letters to the host family from both the student and their parents. No obligation!
17 year old student, Lisa-Marie from Austria describes herself as open-minded, sociable and sometimes shy. She enjoys cycling, reading, swimming and meeting up with her friends. Lisa-Marie is also studying French and likes her school because it offers interesting subjects such as cooking, accounting and operational economics. Lisa-Marie loves sport and is a member of the local tennis club. On the weekend she enjoys movies and pizza with her many friends. Lisa-Marie tells us she loves animals and children and loves new experiences. While in Australia she hopes to improve her English and learn more about the culture, she looks forward to cooking some homestyle meals for her host family, surfing and sightseeing.
Svea is a 15 year old student from Austria who enjoys playing the violin, horseriding, reading and drawing. At school her favourite subjects are Biology, English and Art and she also speaks French. In Australia, Svea is looking forward to living on another continent and attending a different school. She hopes to show her Australian Host family some of her culture while improving her English and meeting lots of new people. Svea helps at home by doing the dishes, laundry, shopping and feeding the dog. She describes herself as helpful, reliable, quiet, cheerful, creative and open-minded.
Maiween is a 16 year old French student who also speaks Spanish. In her spare time, she likes to cycle, run, go out with friends and her favourite sport is swimming as she enjoys the water andspeed . Maiween hopes to improve her english and surf while in Australia and keen to experience a new culture, people and landscapes. At home, she helps with the cooking, clearing the table and looking after her cat and dog. She describes herself as caring, active, orderly and always smiling.
15 year old German student Kim enjoys being involved in the theatre and dancing Hip Hop, painting and listening to music. She tells us she has travelled a lot with her family but it has always been a dream to come to Australia. Kim describes herself as a cheerful and happy and independent person and looks forward to continuing her theatre if possible plus becoming part of second home while in Australia. She helps at home with the dishes, clearing the table and caring for her pet Hamster, Chipsy
16 year old German student Fynn tells us his favourite subjects are maths, history, biology and sport. Since learning about Australia at school he has been keen to experience the culture, nature, animal life and of course, the people. After playing soccer since the age of 5, he has decided to try American football. He also likes bandminton and volleyball and is curious to learn more about rugby and surfing while on exchange in Australia. In his freetime, Fynn likes to go hang with friends and go swimming, bicycling and go to the cinema. Fynn helps at home cleaning up, taking the rubbish out and washing the dishes. He describes himself as a sporty, friendly, social, animal loving person.
16 year old German student Jost tells us his favourite subjects are Maths, Art, Sports and Physics. In his spare time he likes to meet up with friends and ride Longboards or play billiards, in summer they spend a lot of time swimming. Josts’ other hobbies are karate, guitar, formal dancing, and the Youth Fire Brigade. While in Australia he hopes to improve his English and learn more about Australia. Jost helps at home by cleaning his room, cooking and, gardening. He describes himself as friendly, independent, helpful and reliable.
Amelie is a 15 year old German student who also speaks French and Spanish. She enjoys table tennis, volleyball, football (with her brother) , cooking and reading. Her favourite pastime is hanging with her close friends. Amelie’s favourite subjects at school are History, French, German and English. She tells us that the Australian culture interested her the most and Germans hear a lot about the animals and the relaxed way of life, she really wants to experience this. Amelie also hopes to share her German culture and food with her Australian host family and tells us her favourite German food is tarte Flamee. She hopes to learn as much about Australia as possible, while improving her English and trying some new water sports. Amelie describes herself as curious, cheerful, honest and confident.
Judith is a 15 year old German student who has already had a lot of experience with exchange programs. Her both brothers have been on exchange and her family has also hosted when she was younger. Judith speaks German, Russian and French and tells us that English is the subject she has studied the longest. She enjoys swimming, horse riding, ballet, piano and hanging with her friends. Judith is looking forward to experiencing a very different culture in Australia especially the nature and wildlife. She also hopes to improve her English and meet new friends. At home she enjoys playing with her cat and dog and helps with keeping the house tidy. Judith describes herself as open-minded, humorous, balanced, creative and adaptable.
Ester is a 17 year old student from Italy. Her passion is travelling and experiencing new cultures, she also really enjoys reading and playing the guitar. She tells us her studies are mainly scientific based an she studies maths, physics, science along with Italian, English, Latin, philosophy, history and art. Ester briefly visited Australia when she was younger and this is the main reason for choosing Australia as her destination for exchange. She is looking forward to improving her English, surfing and sharing her culture and food with her host family. Ester describes herself as curious, open-minded, determined and kind and cannot wait to become part of an Australian family.
16 year old student Tomoki from Japan enjoys the local beach in summer where he plays volleyball and rugby with his friends and tells us his favourite team is the NSW Waratahs. On the weekends he likes to visits many places such as Universal Studios or the local theatre with family and friends. He is good at the abacus and is a five dan in mental arithmetic. While in Australia Tomoki is really looking forward to improving his English skills and playing rugby. He helps his family by cleaning his room and describes himself as positive, brave and friendly.
Meiri a 16 year old student from Japan has recently starting is learning the violin and plays in the Orchestra. He tells us he studies very hard and in his sparetime enjoys playing baseball with friends and drawing. He is looking forward to learning all the Australian culture as it is so different to his, speaking English naturally and also wants to teach his host family all about his Japanese culture too. Meiri describes himself as generous, honest and easy-going. He helps at home by hanging the laundry and doing the dishes.
Abigail is a 15 year old student from the United States. She is a member of some clubs in her school, they are the 'School Ambassador' where they show new parents and students around the school, 'Meals on Wheels' and 'Stop Hunger now'. Other hobbies she enjoys are playing hockey and baking. In her spare time Abby like to hang with friends, go the movies, the mall and play sports. She tells us that most people would describe her as fun-loving, happy, adventurous, smart and sincere. Abby is excited about studying abroad and is ready for new challenges. While in Australia she hopes to become more independent and broaden her view on life. Abby helps at home by doing the laundry, dishes and looking after her younger siblings.
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Listen to what some of our past host families have said about having a student in their home as part of a Student Exchange program
Simon is a Danish exchange student currently living on the Northern Beaches, NSW on a 10 month program. Both Simon and the Stuart family were kind enough to talk to us about their experience so far.