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Overseas student exchanges

High school student exchange programs

If you are a high school student in South Australia and you would like to study overseas, improve your foreign language skills, experience a different culture and make new friends, you can participate in a student exchange program that could change your life. Student exchanges can be for one school term (approximately 12 weeks), or up to one school year.

How to begin

Book your exchange through a registered exchange organisation which includes schools and private organisations.

Registered student exchange schools in South Australia

School NameAddress Contact Details
Immanuel College 32 Morphett Road
Novar Gardens SA 5040
Phone: 8294 3588
Fax: 8294 2658
Marryatville High School 170 Kensington Road
Marryatville SA 5068
Phone: 8304 8420
Fax: 8332 3228
Mount Gambier High School Brownes Road
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Phone: 8725 6244
Fax: 8723 0441
Mount Barker Waldorf School Sims Road
PO Box 318
Mount Barker SA 5251
Phone: 8391 0411
Fax: 8391 2386
Norwood Morialta High School Senior School Campus
505 The Parade
Magill SA 5072
Phone: 8364 2299
Fax: 8139 2138
Willunga Waldorf School 1 Jay Drive
PO Box 730
Willunga SA 5172
Phone: 8556 2655
Fax: 8557 1094

Registered student exchange organisations

Organisation NameAddress Contact Details
AIIU (Australian Institute of International Understanding) Level 5, 18 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road
PO Box 6427
Phone: (07) 3347 4444
Fax:: (07) 3849 0606
Toll Free: 1800 174 407
Rotary District 9500 22 Phoenix Avenue
Phone: 8842 2173
Mob: 0448 229 571
Rotary District 9520 1 Darwin Avenue
Mob: 0488 448 131
Rotary District 9780 Youth Exchange 27 Pineview Court
Mob: 0419 223 830
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange 14 Ranelagh Drive
Locked Bag 1200
Phone: (03) 9775 4711
Fax: (03) 9775 4971
Toll Free: 1800 500 501
Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd PO Box 1420
Phone: (02) 9997 0700
Fax: (02) 9997 0701
Students of the World Ltd Shop 7, Fullarton Road
Phone: 8379 5726
Fax: 8379 5726
YFU International Student Exchange

A2/1 Maitland Place

Free Call: 1800 654 947 (Australia)
Phone: +61 2 9659 2420
World Education Program Australia Ltd

479 Hampton Street
Hampton VIC 3188

Phone: (03) 9598 4733 or
1300 884 733

Related information


International Education Service - Department for Education
Phone: 8226 3402

Other websites

International students wishing to study abroad in South Australia
Host an international student

Tertiary student exchange programs

An increasing number of Australian students study part of their qualification in an overseas institution through a tertiary student exchange program. In addition to experiencing new cultures and learning new languages, students may also gain an advantage in joining the workforce by completing a part of their studies overseas.

All three major universities in South Australia offer their students the opportunity to complete part of their Australian qualification in a partner university overseas. Current students can apply at their university to study abroad. For information on student exchange programs including eligibility criteria, cost and travel see:

Applying for a place in an exchange program

You must apply through your university. The international office at your university can guide you through choosing an institution and a range of other information you will need. Once your application is successful, your university will help you plan your exchange and travel arrangements.

Study costs

The student exchange program is an affordable way of studying overseas and gaining an international experience. Exchange students continue paying tuition fees as usual to their South Australian university while they are overseas - they do not pay the host institution. Exchange students may also be eligible for financial assistance from the government while overseas - see: Study overseas website - Australian Government.

Travelling overseas

Travelling overseas and living in a new country are exciting parts of participating in an exchange program. Before travelling overseas you should always check the latest government travel advice. For other useful tips on travelling and living overseas see:

Living overseas

For useful information and tips on living overseas see:

Related information

Other websites

Australian Passport Office
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

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