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1. AMP NATSEM Income and Wealth Report May 2013
conducted by the National Centre for Social and Economic
Modelling (Australia) 2. Costs of Raising Children March 2010
conducted by Inland Revenue, Te Tari Taake (New Zealand)
Experience is Everything
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Early Bird Discount
all other applicants
Submission of application with $500 deposit
(Your deposit is fully refundable
if your application is not successful)
Can I work part-time when on exchange?
That depends on a few factors. Firstly,
your visa may prohibit teenagers from
working. Secondly, you’ll need to take
into consideration your responsibilities
at school and with your host family and
friends. The aim of the exchange is to
experience life as a teenager overseas
and to contribute to your host family and
school environment. If part-time work
prevents you from achieving these aims
then it is not such a good idea. However, if
your peers in your host country have part-
time jobs and doing so is a normal part of
that community, then it is highly likely that
you will find the opportunity to earn a little
Can I go to more than one country?
Unless you apply for a combined program,
no. Programs are tied to school term dates
and multi-country visas can also be difficult
Can I speak to a former exchange student?
Once you have applied, we will connect
you with one of our Returned Student
Advisors, who are former exchange
students who have participated on an
exchange in your host country. They are
happy to share their experiences with you
and can provide advice on all manner
of detail regarding being an exchange
student in your destination.
How do I pay?
1. A $500 deposit is payable on
application, which is fully refundable if your
application is not successful.
2. The balance of the program fee is
payable in instalments commencing on
acceptance to the program.
Where does the money go?
Student Exchange Australia New
Zealand Ltd is a ‘not-for-profit’
organisation which means there
are no shareholders to whom
profits can be distributed.
We are ‘fee for service’ which
means that program fees
are used to cover the costs
of providing the program, both
here and abroad. As a rough guide
program costs break down as follows:
• 25% of program costs occur before
you leave and go toward the recruitment
and selection of students for their
overseas experience. These include
professional staff in Australia and New
Zealand processing applications, student
and family interviews, resource materials,
orientation and assistance with visas
• 27% of program costs go toward getting
students to and from their destination.
These include domestic and international
airfares with recognised airlines, airport
transfers and processing of tickets. We
also provide students with comprehensive,
travel, baggage, medical and cancellation
• 48% of program costs arise in the
hosting country and go toward the care
and support of students. These include
full time professional support staff,
recruitment and selection of volunteer
host families, recruitment and selection
of local coordinators, provision of
arrival orientations, development of
resource materials and facilitation of
school enrolments, etc.
A couple of relevant studies for Australia1
and New Zealand2 have identified the
costs of keeping a teenager at home. In
Australia it is estimated to be up to A$717/
week. In New Zealand it is estimated to
be over NZ$1000 per week, depending
on the number of children in the
household. Compare this to the cost of
our participation fee and the value of our
programs is immediately clear. A student
exchange program is an investment for
life. Experience is EverythingTM
What does ISO 9001 certification mean?
ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).
is an internationally recognised quality
management standard which provides
assurance that Student Exchange Australia
New Zealand has the type of management
systems in place to deliver a quality
experience to all our students. Student
Exchange Australia New Zealand Ltd is the
first and only secondary student exchange
organisation in the world to be certified
to ISO 9001 (Quality Management
System). The certificate is available
to download from our website.
See page 1 for more details on our
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