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Are you a high school student ready to explore beyond borders?
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand gives students the opportunity to live with a caring host family and attend the local high school from 2 months up to an Academic Year.

Live like a local and become immersed into the culture as you learn the language, and gain confidence, independence and valuable international experience.

Welcome to Student Exchange

Our Mission

Our Mission is to offer the unique experience of living, studying and working in another culture and to enable young people to develop the skills and awareness that will enhance their future potential. This isn’t just an education; it’s an unforgettable journey.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is here to guide you every step of the way.

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Can your family host a student in 2024?

Our students bring with them their own spending money, health insurance and a wonderful attitude and desire to learn about their new host country. Your whole family…and your relatives and friends…will grow and learn as you all get to know your new ‘son’ or ‘daughter’ from another country. This is a establish a lifelong link to a family in another country and contribute to international goodwill.

Students arrive in January, May, July, August and stay for 3, 5 or 10 months. All students have a wide range of interests and hobbies.

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Enjoy your exchange experience at an excellent high school in warm, welcoming and diverse Canada, the most multicultural country on earth! Extraordinary nature, vibrant cities and respected academic achievements for your future!

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Your high school exchange will show you why France is the world’s top tourist destination: rich historical sites, stunning nature, fantastic food and a vigorous debating tradition in a world language spoken by almost 100 million people!

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Being a high school exchange student in the USA is like embarking on an adventure filled with new friendships, diverse cultures, and a world of educational opportunities. It’s a an experience that broadens horizons and creates lasting memories.

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Argentina is well-known for its natural scenery, modern cities and fashion but also for tradition and hospitality. It is an ideal destination for exchange.

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Denmark is one of the happiest nations on earth with some of the best quality of life. Enjoy the hospitality along with an outstanding education system.

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There’s something pure in the Finnish air and spirit that’s incredibly vital and exciting; with the trendsetting modern capital of Helsinki counterbalanced by vast forested wildernesses in the north and east. Try something different on exchange on Finland.

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Your high school exchange in Europe’s economic powerhouse is a great opportunity to invest in your future while discovering rich German language and culture, an open, welcoming society and many stimulating experiences!

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The Emerald Isle welcomes you in English and in Gaelic, to great schools, warm families, dynamic cities and close-knit small towns. Ireland has become a hotbed of innovation but remains rooted in rich traditions you will love!

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Spend your high school exchange in astonishing Italy, from beautiful medieval towns to mountains and seashore; discover capital cities of design; enjoy fabulous farm-to-table food, and learn the world’s most romantic language!

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Who hasn’t heard of Amsterdam, the capital of culture, coffee houses and canals? Its mesmerising beauty is hard to overestimate, and yet a surfeit of stunning metropoles are only hours, or even minutes, away by train.

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New Zealand

Beautiful, unique New Zealand is a remote destination with amazing natural beauty – you’re never more than an hour away from desert, rain forest or ocean coastline – plus great tutoring and friendly locals.

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Norway is, by any standards, one of the most beautiful countries on earth – discover Norwegian traditions and culture on exchange in Norway

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Open doors by studying a great world language in a country with mountains, ocean and medieval villages all within reach, and a laid-back culture where you can learn and enjoy at the same time!

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Sweden’s progressive society also provides an ideal climate for innovation and economic advancement. Your high school exchange here will also reveal why the country is consistently among the world’s happiest!

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United Kingdom

Some of the world’s best schools are in the UK. Combine rich culture and history, beautiful countryside, enthusiastic sports clubs and exciting excursions during your exchange in the UK.

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Immerse yourself in the captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern innovation. Engage in authentic cultural experiences, attend Japanese high school, and build lasting friendships. This program offers a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance language skills, and gain a global perspective that will undoubtedly shape your future.

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Say Yes to new experiences

What is Student Exchange? A student exchange program gives high school students the opportunity to travel to their chosen country, live with a caring host family, attend the local school and immerse into a new community.

Navigating a new environment builds confidence and independence. Learn to adapt, communicate, and thrive in diverse situations. As you uncover the world, you’ll also uncover strengths you never knew you had. The experiences you gain will shape your perspective and open doors to new possibilities.

Program overview


Semester & Year Programs

Spend either 4 – 6 months (Academic Semester) or 10 -12 months (Academic or Calendar Year) in amazing destinations; living with a host family and attending school.

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Short Exchange Programs

Short term exchange program over the summer break. Spend 2-3 months living with a host family and attend school.

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High School Choice Programs

Students who are looking to go on exchange to Canada or the USA have the option to apply for a Semester or Academic Year program and choose from a range of regions, school districts and schools.

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Say yes to sharing your home

Ready to start your adventure hosting a student in Australia or New Zealand? Our placement team will be happy to answer all your questions.

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Join our LIVE Online Info Session

The LIVE Online Info Session is conducted by one of our Program Coordinators. You will hear an overview of all program options, and ask any questions. It’s the best way to start planning your exchange adventure!

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Scholarships and Early Bird Discounts

Scholarships & Early Bird Discounts are available every year to help you save!

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Worldwide High School Online Brochure

For an overview of our programs, our team will send you our Worldwide High School Online Brochure.

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Classic High School Programs

Traditional exchange programs in all destinations

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High School Choice Programs

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Education & Training Directorate, ACT Government

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NSW Department of Education

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Northern Territory Department of Education

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Queensland Department of Education & Training

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South Australia Department for Education

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Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

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Western Australia Department of Education

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