Destinations: Perth Australia

Age: From 14 1/2 to 17 1/2 Years Old

Language: English

Dates: From January to December

Length: Academic year

Price: From 5 340 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 surroundings.

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

School type:

Private school.


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 17,5 years and a minimum age of 14,5 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. 


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.

High School exchange in Australia
Prices 2018

Country Program Dates Ref. Price
Australia, all over the country Homestay Immersion in Australia, 4 weeks June, July, August IMAUS 5 340 AUD
Australia, all over the country Homestay Immersion in Australia, 10 weeks June, July, August IMAUS 8 090 AUD
High School in Australia, Perth Academic Year Late January to mid December VAYP1 44 740 AUD

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunch on schooldays)
- Host school placement
- Airport pick-up and transfer from/to airport (on arrival and departure).
- Orientation workshop in host city by the local coordinator
- OHSC included
- Pastoral care and support, assistance and a 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program.

Price does not include:

- International airfare
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Preparation for High School Entrance (extra cost)
- Local transport from and to the school (AUD 30 – AUD 50 per week), purchased school lunches (AUD 25 – AUD 50), extra language courses
- Extra activities organized by schools, non compulsory school expenses (school camps, excursions), optional/specialist subject levies, non compulsory
- School text books (AUD 350 - AUD 800), stationery, computer hire, other school supplies and school uniforms (AUD 200 - AUD 500)
- Medical, Liability & Emergency Repatriation insurance
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Application fees (65 euros)

Leyla lives in Australia for a year, she has lived in a boarding house and she assesses Nacel’s organisation of her trip and her accommodation.

Nacel organisation :

Quality of Nacel’s website : good
Information about your program provided by Nacel's website: good
Nacel's staff through your stay:  good
Documents provided after your application: good


Distance between your accommodation and the school:   very good
Comfort of your accommodation:  neutral
Quality of the meals served in the family:  neutral

To conclude:

 I would rate this program at: good


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