Homestay and school integration in Australia

Experience a new adventure studying in Australia thanks to this High school exchange program!

A great short study abroad program for high school students. Exchange students are integrated into a high school and attend classes in the same way as a local Australian student. You can come for 4 or 10 weeks to practice your English, discover Australian culture and the school system. 

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  • study abroad Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane areas Australia
  • age from 14 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates From June to August
  • length 4 or 10 weeks
  • price from 5890 AUD

Attend an Australian High School as an exchange student

Nacel offers international students the opportunity to complete an academic year program in Australia! 
This is a beautiful destination, where international students can enjoy a safe and relaxed environment with abundant space and social activities. High Schools in Australia reflect a deep multicultural diversity, with students from all backgrounds, mixing and forming friendships that extend beyond the classroom. 

International students participating in a High School exchange in Australia will be placed in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane areas.

Study Abroad in Australia

The exchange student in Australia enrolling in a high school will study formal subjects at their age's appropriate levels. International students on an exchange program in Australia will fully participate in the school activities and family life, and will have opportunities to take part in many extracurricular activities. A High School in Australia always offer excellent campus facilities.

Australia became the third country where parents would like their children to study in, after the UK and the USA! 
Why parents choose Australia?

  •     Safe country and welcoming people
  •     Excellence in education
  •     Large school investments in study facilities, technology, learning resources
  •     Highly developed Arts and Sports enrichment programs
  •     Attractive Universities
  •     12th largest economy in the world despite having only 0.3 per cent of the world’s population, 25 years of consecutive growth, skilled workforce

    Additionally, our selected coordinators offer a 24/7 monitored assistance during the student’s program. Coordinators will maintain contact to follow up on the participant’s experience and progress, and reports will be supplied after completion of a year of High School in Australia.

    Interested in New Zealand as well? Check our dedicated information about exchange programs in New Zealand

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    Students are placed in welcoming Australian host families on a full board basis (that means Breakfast, Lunch (or packed lunch during school days) and Dinner). Australian host families are internationally known for being warm, open and outgoing. Students will be invited to join the family in day to day activities, with the main purpose of discovering and learning all about the Australian culture. 

    International pupils must be aware that during their high school exchange in Australia, there is also the possibility of being placed in 1 or 2 host families. Information about your host family will be placed prior to your departure. 


    Late applications may be considered on request. Please contact us before applying to this program, in order to check availability. 

    Your application will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  • The quality of the student’s application
  • The satisfactory academic performance of the student
  • The student’s capacity of the school – (to enable the enrollment of an additional student)
  • Support from the school community to voluntarily host a student

    Once your application meets all the criteria above, we will issue an acceptance letter and an invoice. Documentation for starting the VISA process for your high school exchange in Australia will be sent to you. Please make sure to check with your local Australian Embassy the specific requirements of what you need in order to submit your application.

  • Prices

    High School exchange in Australia

    * Prices in Australian Dollars per participant

    Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

    Price includes

    • Administration fees
    • Host family accommodation with full board
    • Host school placement
    • Airport pick-up and transfer from/to airport (on arrival and departure)
    • Support, assistance and a 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program

    Price does not include

    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
    • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
    • Extra activities organized by the school or others
    • Extra language courses
    • School lunches
    • Local transport: also from and to school
    • School supplies and calculators
    • Medical, Liability & Emergency Repatriation insurance
    • Personal phone charge and other personal items
    • Personal expenses and pocket money
    Apply at least 6 months before arrival.

    There are specific requirements to be eligible for an exchange program in Australia:

  • International students must be a maximum age of 17 years and a minimum age of 14 years on arrival in Australia (Students cannot turn 18 in Australia – except in their last month of stay). They must also have an excellent English level (equivalent of IELTS Exam with a 5 score). 

  • Students must also show maturity and experience living away from home at all times. It’s important that students are flexible and willing to adapt to new environments. 

  • Testimonials

    Leyla lives in Australia for two months now, she is very happy attending high school there.


    "I assist the German teacher in the classroom and prepare exercises at home. It is good to see that I can support the students in learning German. We get along very well! I have met a lot of new people here since I arrived, especially at school, who are very friendly and helpful. I really feel comfortable here. I enjoy the time!"

    Tina (27)
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