July Newsletter


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Friday 5 July

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Welcome to our e-newsletter bringing you up-to-date information about Student Exchange Australia New Zealand and our programs


Go on exchange for 2-3 months without interrupting your schooling!

Depart this October - December 2019

If you are interested in participating in a Short program in 2019, the upcoming application deadlines are listed below.

Application Deadlines Closing Soon

Apply ByProgram, Country, Departure Month
13 Jul

Short programs to Italy (dep. Oct-Nov 2019).

14 Jul

Short programs to Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway & Sweden (dep. Oct-Nov 2019).


Short programs to France (dep. Oct 2019), Canada & Netherlands (dep. Nov 2019).


Short programs to Canada, Hungary, Netherlands (dep. Jan 2020), Japan (dep. Mar 2020), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway & Sweden (dep. Nov 2019).

"My exchange was 100% honestly the most awesome, amazing, fun, thrilling, exciting, adventurous thing I have ever done in my life! It opened my eyes to the opportunities and lives of people living in a completely different world to me. It created a passion, sensation and love for seeing the rest of our gorgeous planet. Student exchange gives you a new connection with a new foreign home and a love for some place far away. Left me with all but wanderlust and love." Grace, Exchange Program to Japan

Photo caption: Our world is more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in any factory. In itself it is all but a dream.


Immerse yourself on an exchange program for 4-12 months

Depart in January - March 2020

If you are interested in participating in a Semester or Year program departing in early 2020, the upcoming application deadlines are listed below.

Application Deadlines Closing Soon

Apply ByProgram, Country, Departure Month
31 Jul
Semester Sponsored Spots to the USA (dep. Jan 2020) - Save $2,000.

Semester & Year programs to Austria (dep. Feb 2020), AustraliaHungary, New Zealand, Spain & Switzerland (dep. Jan 2020).


Semester & Year programs to AustraliaCanada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, the USA (dep. Jan 2020) & Brazil (dep. Feb 2020).

High School Choice programs to Canada & the USA (dep. Jan 2020).

"Exchange has been the best experience of my life. I’ve met so many amazing people from around the world and I am so lucky to call them my friends. I have seen the most beautiful and unreal places here in Italy that I’ve admired from photos. I am forever grateful." Summer, Exchange Program to Italy

Photo caption: In Terralba, Sardinia with Ysabel, Annika, Indie and I. We took this on our second last day of our trip after we had had lunch all together for the last time. This was outside the church in the main piazza.


Want to go on exchange but not sure if it's right for you?


From Australia to New Zealand on exchange, Olivia returned with lots of great info, but for future students thinking about embarking on an exchange - here are some pearls of wisdom...

How would you rate your overall experience?

"Excellent. My overall experience really was a heck of a ride, but overall it was the best thing I've ever done."

What is your best piece of advice for future exchange students?

"DO EVERYTHING! Cop everything on the chin, and go in for everything you will be so happy and proud of yourself once you're exchange is done."


Upcoming Information Sessions!

We'd love for you to join us at one of our free information sessions. They are a great way to find out all the details about our programs, meet other students going on exchange, hear from returned students and ask our staff any questions you might have. Check out our website for more details on both our in-person and online sessions!

Upcoming dates for your diary:

Wed 17 Jul Brisbane
Tue 23 Jul LIVE Online @ 5.30pm AEST (Sydney time)
Wed 24 Jul Melbourne
Thu 25 Jul Sydney
Aug Brisbane, LIVE Online @ 7.30pm AEST (Sydney time), Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, LIVE Online @ 5.30pm AEST (Sydney time)
New Zealand
Wed 23 Jul LIVE Online @ 7.30pm NZST
Thu 8 Aug Wellington
Thu 15 Aug Christchurch, LIVE Online @ 9.30pm NZST
Tue 20 Aug Auckland
Thu 29 Aug LIVE Online @ 7.30pm NZST

But if you can't wait for our next in-person session, you can still watch our 24/7 On Demand Info Session anytime you like. Register now


What is it like hosting an exchange student?

"We have had the pleasure of hosting Ines from Germany for 10 months.

We have used this time together to explore places we never would have been before and share experiences that were once in a lifetime!

In Tasmania we hiked the Three Capes Track and pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones.

We saw wombats and Tasmanian devils and wallabies and so much wildlife.

We have loved having Ines be part of our family for a short time but she'll always be a part of the James Family for a life time.

Who would have thought we would come across a koala drinking from our farm dam? and that it would let us get up close and personal... You can't get that in the city! Truly memorable shared experiences - that's why we love having exchange students join our family. It makes us live life to the fullest!" The James Family

Experience a new culture at home

Host families wanted in July & August 2019

We are looking for families in Australia and New Zealand who are willing to welcome an overseas exchange student into their home for 3, 5 or 10 months in 2019. Hosting an exchange student can be a truly rewarding experience. It allows a family to experience a foreign culture first hand, be exposed to a new language at home, pass on a bit of their own culture and develop friendships that last a lifetime!

Arriving in New Zealand in July

Timon is a 16 year old student from Germany. His favourite subjects at school are maths and physics. He tells us he is intrigued to find out about how the New Zealand culture differs from the German culture. He looks forward to meeting the people and improving his English. In his free time, Timon likes to go gliding and is working towards his gliding licence. He also enjoys engaging in German politics, bike riding, playing video games, hanging with family and friends and playing the guitar. Timon describes himself as open-minded, honest and laid back. At home, he helps by keeping his room tidy, grocery shopping, mowing the lawns and doing the dishes.

Arriving in Australia in August

Leonardo is a 15 year old student from Germany who also speaks Italian. His favourite subjects are Natural Sciences and Maths. At school, Leonardo volunteers to help with First Aid and preparing a variety of meals. In his spare time, he enjoys playing many summer and winter sports, fishing , cooking with his family and meeting up with friends. While in Australia, Leonardo is excited to see some native animals, enjoy the climate and nature plus improve his English. He describes himself as independent, relaxed, calm and humorous. At home, he helps with the cooking and looking after the family dog.

Elena is a 17 year old Italian student who also speaks German and French. Her favourite subjects at school are foreign languages. In her free time, Elena enjoys listening to music, dancing and hanging with her friends. She does Crossfit a few times per week and tells us she likes to keep active. While in Australia, she is looking forward to changing her habits and experiencing a new culture, try surfing and cook some Italian food for her Host family. Elena describes herself as friendly, open-minded, easy going, happy and helpful. At home, he helps set and clear the table, cook and walk the family pets.

You can view more profiles of students arriving soon from our website. Please note that this is just a handful of the students who will be arriving. If you would like our hosting coordinator to send you a selection of student profiles for you to review and decide which student may fit into your family best.

You can also watch videos or read testimonials of host families talking about their experience or check out our FAQ's.

"A life time of memories. Each student has given us many memories to cherish, and an album of photos to remember all the happy times we shared." Pauline, Host Mum to many exchange students

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in yours; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what." Melissa, Host Mum to Chiara from Germany

If you think you might be interested, please click here for more information. No obligation.

Are you going on an exchange soon? Follow us & keep updated, see who else is going on exchange, watch videos & more! Just got back from exchange? Tell us about it!

Child Safety and Quality Management Policy

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd places the safety and well being of our exchange students as its highest priority. We maintain and continually improve a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of the International Standard ISO 9001:2008

Leading the way as the first secondary student exchange organisation in the world to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

Contact us today for more information

Aus | Web: www.studentexchange.org.au | Ph: 1300 135 331 | E: info@studentexchange.org.au

NZ | Web: www.studentexchange.org.nz | Ph: 0800 440 079 | E: info@studentexchange.org.nz

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