Money Matters

What's Included?

Your program fee covers all your dealings with us for the particular program you will be participating on, namely:

  • Return economy airfare with recognised airlines from your nearest capital city
  • Travel to and from your host family at the beginning and end of the program
  • Comprehensive medical, baggage, trip cancellation insurance & personal liability.
  • Application process and selection interview
  • 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
  • Access to 'My Exchange'- a personlised online resource and reporting centre packed with info to help you prepare and make the most of your exchange
  • Safety Card 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.
  • MasterCard multi-currency Cash Passport card
  • International SIM card
  • Assistance with airport check-in at the major hubs in Australia and New Zealand
  • Arrival orientation and materials in your host country
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Professional support throughout your time away as necessary and required
  • Welcome home pack

MasterCard multi-currency Cash Passport card

All students are provided with a MasterCard multi-currency Cash Passport card. The card offers a secure and convenient way to manage your money when overseas with us.

  • Security – Cash Passport is a PIN protected card, which has no embossing on the card. Therefore, if the card is lost or stolen, the card can only be used if the PIN has been disclosed.
  • Convenience – Local cash can be accessed from over 750,000 ATMs around the globe.
  • Reloadable – Cash Passport can be reloaded time and time again through B-Pay. Family members can then top up the card via their telephone and internet banking.
  • No credit history – As Cash Passport is a prepaid card, there is no requirement for any credit history for the card.
  • Budget – There is no credit facility attached with the card, so there is no chance of overspending.
  • Refundability – Like travellers cheques, Cash Passport is backed by a 24/7 call center that can replace lost / stolen cards, normally within 24 hours.

Price Guarantee

Take the risk out of the equation. We guarantee that once you have submitted your application and paid your $500 deposit the published price is protected from increase. That means no nasty surprises in the event of currency fluctuations or increases in airfares.