If you believe you meet our eligibility criteria and if you have your parents’ support and encouragement then the next step is to submit an application to us. Allow enough time to complete the form with input from your parents, your school and your doctor.
Step 1 - Download an application form or call us on 1300 135 331 (in Australia) or 0800 440 079 (in NZ) and we’ll organise to send one to you.
Step 2 - Complete and return your application form together with your $500 deposit (fully refundable if your application is not accepted). You should be sure to apply at least 4 - 5 months prior to departure. You can either post your application form to our office or simply scan and email it to us.
Step 3 - We will acknowledge its receipt and liaise with you regarding missing information or anything that’s not clear. We will check it for eligibility.
Step 4 - One of our staff or coordinators will come to your home (or a mutually agreeable venue) to meet with you and, if possible, your parents. Provided you meet our selection criteria and the interview confirms your eligibility then you will be formally notified of your acceptance.
Step 5 - We’ll then send your application to your country of choice.
Step 6 - Assuming you’re accepted by our overseas partner, we’ll send you some printed materials and arrange a time and place to provide you and other students a comprehensive pre-departure orientation.
Step 7 - Prepare for lift off!
Step 8 - Once you’ve left home and arrived in your host country you’ll be met by a representative of our overseas partner, or your host family or coordinator.
HOME COMING - Once you’ve arrived home, we’ll send you a “Welcome Home Pack” and stay in touch with you about returnee gatherings and events. Then you start the next chapter of your life with new curiosity and knowledge about the world!
"Going on student exchange has shown me who I really am in a way that people saying "Be yourself" never can. Being in a place where no one knows a thing about you is the most empowering thing you can ever experience! You'll have the confidence to try anything!"
Charlie P, Year program to the USA