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Options and Pricing

Further information about the pricing structure is outlined below.

The full fee paying High School Choice Program cost is the combined total of the following

  1. School and Accommodation Fees (CAD)
  2. Program Management Fee (AUD)

The Program Management fee is charged in AUD from Student Exchange Australia New Zealand.

School and Accommodation Fee will all be invoiced directly from Canada, in Canadian Dollars.

Please note that our Scholarships & Discounts are not available on the High School Choice Programs.

Available School Districts

Please see a selection of High School Districts available with Student Exchange Australia New Zealand. The High School Choice schools and fees are subject to availability and change but indicative fees available at the time of publishing.

Livingstone Range DistrictAlbertaGreater Calgary Region$21,300$10,925$5,995
Medicine Hat School DistrictAlbertaGreater Calgary Region$21,750$11,225$5,995
Burnaby School DistrictBritish ColumbiaGreater Vancouver$34,525$21,450$5,995
Pacific RimBritish ColumbiaVancouver Island$26,500$14,100$5,995
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows DistrictBritish Columbia
Greater Vancouver Region$28,500$14,850$5,995
Gulf Islands School DistrictBritish Columbia
Islands between Vancouver and Vancouver Island$27,000$14,850$5,995
Qualicum School DistrictBritish ColumbiaVancouver Islands$25,500$13,000$5,995
Newfoundland and Labrador – International Student Education ProgramNewfoundlandSt John’s$21,100$11,125$5,995
Rocky Mountains International ProgramBritish ColumbiaNorth West$29,750$15,975$5,995
Nova Scotia School Board *Nova Scotia Atlantic$21,025$10,825$5,995
Upper Canada School District)OntarioEastern Ontario$29,950$16,325$5,995

* Nova Scotia also offers Short High School Choice programs: 4 months CAD$8,785 / 3 months CAD$6,845 + AUD$5,995 Management Fee

School and Accommodation Fees

The program fees vary depending on the district/school that a student chooses. 100% of the School and Accommodation Fee (inc. Application and Insurance fee) will be invoiced when the school placement is completed. The School & Accommodation fees will be invoiced to you directly from Canada. This invoice needs to be paid in Canadian dollars.

Program Management Fee

Each student application on High School Choice programs incur a AU$5,995 Program Management Fee, regardless of the program length. 100% of the balance of the Program Management Fee is invoiced once the applicant is formally accepted onto the program. If you would like to find out more about our Canada High School Choice Program, please book a chat form or contact our Program Coordinator on 1300 135 331 (in Australia) or 0800 440 079 (in New Zealand).

What’s included?
  • Our administrative costs
  • Return economy airfare with recognised airlines from your nearest capital city. Please note, a flight surcharge may apply if the flight cost is beyond the budgeted amount of AU$3,000
  • Travel to and from your host family
  • Comprehensive medical, baggage, trip cancellation insurance & personal liability
  • Professional support throughout your application and program
  • Assistance with your visa application (you must pay the visa application fee)
  • Host family screening and selection
  • Enrolment at your host school
  • Pre-departure orientation and materials, including parent and student handbooks
  • Safety information that lists contact details for our office staff, local coordinator, host family, regulating authority and overseas partner. These cards also contain the 24/7 emergency phone numbers.
  • Arrival orientation and materials in your host country. All students are collected on arrival in their host community by their host family or a representative of our overseas partner.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Welcome home pack
What’s not included?
  • Fees charged by the school to all students such as locker fee, sports fees, school book costs, etc. Such fees are typically charged directly by school after program start. Any additional fees will be invoiced to you directly from Canada, in Canadian Dollars. Applicants can extend their program for a maximum of 4 years, depending on the school.
  • Student spending money for personal purchases
  • Passport and visa costs – individual students are responsible for the cost of passport and visa application. Details are available from our office
  • Your host family will provide you with food and accommodation. However, you will need to take some extra spending money for some of life’s little extras.  Students are provided with breakfast and dinner. Students may bring lunches from home to eat at school, but are otherwise responsible for buying their own school lunches if they prefer to eat from the school cafeteria.
  • Make sure you have enough for any purchases you may need including personal items, mobile/wifi charges, text books, school uniforms, gifts for family and friends and any optional excursions you may take during your time away. If you need assistance determining how much money to take with you, call us. Our staff will be able to help you.

Terms & Conditions

Fees are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change. Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Terms & Conditions apply in addition to the chosen school Terms & Conditions. Please see our Cancellations for further information.

Please note: Student Exchange reserves the right to make adjustments to Program Fees should circumstances beyond Student Exchange’s control warrant such a change. Student Exchange also reserves the right to change or alter travel plans, program dates, program components or other arrangements including cancellations of programs or groups. Late applications may be considered. Some program destinations are subject to availability.

Locations available in Canada


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British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, is celebrated for its breathtaking coastal scenery, lush rainforests, majestic mountains, and vibrant cultural diversity.

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Newfoundland, Canada’s easternmost province, is characterized by its rugged coastal beauty, rich maritime heritage, and unique blend of Irish and English cultural influences.

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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, located on Canada’s Atlantic coast, is famous for its historic maritime towns, picturesque coastline, vibrant folk music traditions, and delicious seafood cuisine.

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Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is known for its diverse urban centers, including Toronto, its vibrant arts and culture scene, the stunning landscapes of the Muskoka region, and the iconic Niagara Falls.

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