WEP International Programs

High School programs • Family Stay • Teacher Assistant & more!

High School Program in Australia
High School Classic

  • Age : min.15 max. 17 years old upon arrival
  • Duration : 1 academic year, 1 academic semester, 1 term (10 weeks) or 8 weeks
  • Arrival : late January or early July
  • Accommodation : volunteer host family
  • Language : English

The Country

Fondly referred to as the Land Down Under, Australia is a special country, filled with beautiful beaches, sunny weather and picturesque scenery. Home to kangaroos, koalas and echidnas, Australia offers exchange students a unique experience. Living as a student in Australia, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture that is welcoming and social. From the deserts in the central outback to the tropical forests and the Great Barrier Reef in the North, Australia offers sights and experiences that will be sure to amaze!

School Life

Australian students attend school 5 days a week, with classes typically running from 9am – 3.30pm. Schools offer a wide range of subjects, including English, Maths, Science and Languages. In the senior years, schools offer subjects including Legal Studies, Drama or Business Management. Class engagement is high with students completing group projects and cooperative work. The school year runs from February through to November.

School Day
• 9am to 3.30pm
• Monday to Friday
• Extracurricular activities in the afternoon


Australian host families are volunteers. Students will become part of their “Aussie” family by integrating into their daily life and participating in activities. Host families can live anywhere in Australia and will welcome students into their life as their own child.

Sydney Orientation 
  • Uppon arrival
  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • Culture workshops & sightsseing
  • Optional

Terms of Participation

• Be min. 15 max. 17 years old upon arrival 
• Have good academic results 
• IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent 
• Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial Terms

  • host family search, screening and placement process
  • accommodation as described
  • school registration
  • assistance with domestic transfer
  • airport pickup on arrival 
  • 24 hours emergency support 
  • coordinator assistance and progress reports
  • local mandatory orientation
  • student handbook
  • administrative costs.

Not included
  • return flights
  • local transportation
  • school costs
  • personal expenses
  • travel insurance
  • passport and visa fees
  • mandatory OSHC (Overseas Student Health Cover)
  • optional Sydney orientation.

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Student with kangaroos
“Fantastic experience. It has been a wonderful personal enrichment and growth. I can say that I have an Australian family and friends that I will surely meet again around the world.”  Carola, WEP student from Italy

student in Sydney