Program Details

Program Details: Must be between the ages of 15 and 18 School year begins in February Placed with volunteer host family
Canberra, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
High school study abroad is a unique opportunity for experiential learning through immersion in language and culture. American students live with host families and attend local high schools under the supervision of partner agencies in the host country. Students have the opportunity to fully engage in their host country community and to experience life as a “local”. Studying abroad as a high school student provides not only a challenging academic experience but also an opportunity to grow as an individual. Students gain a sense of independence and confidence that benefits them throughout life and career. Study abroad experience adds a valuable new dimension to college applications and career resumes. Students also develop relationships with their host families and communities that last a lifetime.

Program Details: Must be between the ages of 15 and 18 School year begins in February Placed with volunteer host family

Program includes: Public high school acceptance Volunteer host family placement Visa support documents Monitoring and supervision by local partner while in Australia
Setting Description:
Covering a total area of 2.97 million square miles, mainland Australia is the world’s largest island – but smallest continent. It is approximately the same size as the continental US. It the sixth-largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States and Brazil. Australia is also the only continent that is governed as a single country. Australia has one of the most urbanized and coast-dwelling populations in the world, with more than 80 per cent of residents living within 60 miles of the coastline. Australia currently has a population of almost 23 million people. Australia is divided into six states and 2 territories. Australian society is made up of people from a rich variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds, and this is a defining feature of modern Australian society. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have inhabited Australia for tens of thousands of years. Most Australians are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who arrived
Program Costs: Academic Year – $8,300 Semester – $7,200 3 months – $6,300 Insurance – $80/month