Austria

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
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Austria

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length5 months DepartureSep 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureSep 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/03/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length2 months DepartureEarly Nov 2018 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline30/06/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length3 months DepartureEarly Nov 2018 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline30/06/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline01/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureFeb 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline01/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then don't leave it until the last minute!  Our next deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

If you haven't completed your application form yet you can Apply Online now!  

Just fill out the online form and pay your $500 deposit by 31st October. You then have until close of business on Tuesday 14th November to get your full application in to our office.   It's that simple and it will save you heaps. If you are applying online, your Scholarship entry must be submitted by the Tuesday 31st October deadline, but you have until Tuesday 14th November to send in your completed application form.

Please note that

  • Students can be accepted on a 5 or 10 month program each year if an EU passport is held. 
  • Non-EU passport holders can only enrol on a 3 month due to visa restrictions.
  • 5-10 month programs to Austria require at least 1 year of German language study and students will complete a questionnaire to gauge their language skills.
  • There are no official language requirements for all 2-3 month programs to Austria, although applicants are recommended to also have 1 year of German language studies to optimise the enjoyment of their exchange. If a applicant has not been studying German for 1 year then the student will need to understand and agree to the challenges they will experience on their program.

Programs available

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.

Placements

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.

Visas

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

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!