Program Details

The best way to really know Australia, beyond kangaroos, koalas, and "the land down under" is to experience it first hand. Participating in a YFU exchange to Australia is a dinky-di (genuine) experience that tourists can't replicate.
Brisbane, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Attend high school in Australia! Make friends with your local classmates and explore the unique way of life Down Under. Year, semester and 3-month students will have opportunities for cultural enrichment and exploration outside of their studies. Host families are carefully matched based on interests and will work to provide students with emotional support during their time on program. A unique option to study in both Australia and New Zealand is an available for year students. Please visit the YFU website to learn more.

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, language, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a a carefully selected host family who has agree to open their home and their hearts to you----providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people, YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities.

Setting Description:
The best way to get to know the land "Down Under" is to experience it firsthand. See signs along the roadside warning of a nearby kangaroo crossing and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Be in awe of the vastness of the Outback and have what the Australians call a dinky-di (genuine) experience.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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