What is the main focus of a student exchange program?
The purpose of student exchange is to engage in study and experience a new culture. Secondary student exchange participants must enrol as full-time students at a recognised secondary institution in a recognised course of study.
Can I choose a specific school or location in NSW and determine my own course of study?
This may not be possible through a student exchange. If you wish to select a school and a course of study in NSW, the NSW Department of Education provides a range of programs such as Study Abroad and Study Tours.
What countries can I visit as a secondary exchange student?
The most popular overseas destinations for Australian exchange students are USA, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Canada, Belgium, Spain and Argentina, although choices are not limited to these countries.
How much do student exchange programs cost?
The cost of a student exchange varies. Charges are determined by registered student exchange organisations.
Only registered organistions are permitted to offer student exchange programs to/from NSW and programs offered must meet the enrolment requirements of the NSW Secondary Student Exchange Program.
Please note that student particpation in other programs run by the listed organisations (e.g. cultural or linguistic immersion programs) cannot receive school approval under the auspices of the Secondary Student Exchange Program.
Student Exchange Organisations registered in NSW*:
Schools (providing exchange programs for students enrolled in the school):
* SEO registration is subject to ongoing compliance with state and national guidelines and this list is therefore subject to change.