Italy

Twice the Experience - at a Fraction of the Cost

You Host

The 1st leg of the 2WayExchange starts when your family host your Italian exchange partner for 3 months from July – September. Your exchange partner will attend your school or a local school and become part of your family. You will welcome your exchange partner into your family life - with all the rights, responsibilities and privileges of other family members. Hosting is on a voluntary, unpaid basis.

Click here to view students arriving in 2020

You Go

The 2nd leg of the 2WayExchange starts when you travel to Italy from November – January.

You will attend your exchange partner’s school or a local school and become part of their family. You will be expected to fit in with normal household routines including chores.

You’ll soon be communicating freely in Italian and enjoying a boost in your language skills before you sit your school exams. A big plus for your future studies.

You’ll become immersed in the Italian culture as you attend a local school and enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas.

Having already spent time with your host brother or sister means you will already have an established friendship before you arrive in Italy.

How to Apply

Fill in the form below and we will send you an information pack. You can download an application form from our downloads page, or contact our office using the form below.

Please note that we have limited places available on our 2WayExchange Experience to Italy.

The application deadlines for our 2WayExchange program to Italy is 31st March 2019.

Program Dates

You Host

From: 13/07/2019
To: 28/09/2019

You Go

Arrive in Italy: 15/11/2019
Depart Italy: 8/02/2020

Price

A$5,950

The program dates are not flexible.

Payable as follows:

  • $150 deposit on submitting your application
  • 3 x monthly instalments following acceptance (May/June/July)

Price includes:

  • 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 & public liability.
  • Application process and selection interview
  • Host family screening and selection
  • Enrolment at your host school
  • Pre-departure orientation and materials
  • Assistance with airport check-in at the major hubs (if requested)
  • Arrival orientation and materials
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • Professional support throughout your time away as necessary and required
  • Welcome home pack

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation will only be accepted in writing and will be effective at the date received by Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd. Provided all fees due up to the date of cancellation have been paid, refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

  1. If a student is not accepted on to the program by Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd – Full refund
  2. If a student is not accepted by the overseas partner – Full refund
  3. If Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd cancels a program at any time prior to departure – Full refund
  4. If a student withdraws from the program:
    1. Before interview – Full refund
    2. After interview but before formal acceptance – Full refund less $150
    3. After formal acceptance:
      1. If your program requires you to host your exchange partner first.
        1. Before July 1 – Full refund less $2100
        2. After July 1 but more than 14 days before scheduled departure – Full refund less $3700
        3. Less than 14 days prior to scheduled departure – No refund
        4. Failure of student to depart on flight – No refund
        5. Student voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from program – No refund
      2. If your program requires you to travel overseas first.
        1. 75 days or more prior to scheduled departure – Full refund less $1500 – 
        2. Less than 75 days prior to scheduled departure – 50% of program fee
        3. Less than 14 days prior to scheduled departure – No refund
        4. Failure of student to depart on flight – No refund
        5. Student voluntarily leaves or is dismissed from program – No refund
  5. If the student’s natural family withdraw from the hosting leg of the program prior to the student travelling overseas then they will be deemed to have cancelled the program in accordance with the terms detailed above. If the student’s natural family withdraw from the hosting leg of the program after the student has been overseas a further $1000 becomes immediately due (representing the hosting discount on the program fee).
  6. If a student refuses a pairing or matching we will use our best endeavours to find a suitable alternative in the available time but we cannot guarantee a departure. In those circumstances, the student will be deemed to have cancelled their program in accordance with the terms detailed above.
  7. If a student has to return home after commencement of the program because of serious illness of the student or serious illness or death of a member of the immediate family $100 refund will be paid for each complete remaining month of the program. The student’s natural family are still obliged to complete the hosting leg of the program if the student has returned home early.

If you are not ready to go on your own exchange program but would like to welcome an overseas student into your home, please click here to view the profiles of students arriving soon.

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