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Classic Short Exchange Programs

Spend 2-3 months living with a host family and attending school. For most destinations you can leave in November and get back home in time to resume school. Please check the relevant country destination page for upcoming departures.

Note for NSW Students (only)
NSW Student Exchange Guidelines consider exchange programs to be a minimum of 10 weeks abroad. NSW students who prefer a shorter duration are eligible to apply for our high school 2 Month programs. Please be aware that we abide by the same regulatory conditions for all programs, however in NSW these are considered cultural immersion programs, rather than student exchange programs.

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Classic Short Exchange Program Benefits

You can choose between an early or late departure in November and you’ll be back in time to resume your studies. Gain new skills and confidence. Pushing beyond your comfort zone is a great way to lift your horizons and gain experience. Give yourself a competitive edge in your future career or studies. Boost your language skills before you sit your school exams.

Spend your summer holidays in the Northern hemisphere winter. Experience a traditional European Christmas, snow (hopefully!), home life and indoor activities with your host family and new friends. Extend your network of friends. There will be many prospects for future contact and travel, with places to stay and people to visit. Most important are the long-term benefits you will gain and the wonderful memories that will stay with you after you come home.

Our Short Program students usually enter the country on a tourist visa which means there are no lengthy visa processes beforehand.

Destinations available

Click on your destination of choice to learn more about:
  • The country and school
  • Program durations available
  • Application deadlines
  • Program fees
  • Visas and Vaccinations
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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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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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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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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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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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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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LIVE Online sessions

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please register for one of our free LIVE Online sessions to:

  • Meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Ask questions
  • See questions asked by other students and parents

Information evenings run for about an hour.
They are friendly, free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.

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