The world is yours, go for it!

Spend a year or a semester as a high school exchange student.

Make your dream come true with STS Student Exchange

Is your dream to travel overseas while enriching your education? A student exchange program is the experience you are looking for! It will expose you to another culture in the best and safest way possible - you will live with a selected and screened host family and attend school in your chosen country.

You will come back with a wealth of new experiences, great memories, improved self confidence, new friends and why not a new language too!

Getting ready

Meet STS High School and other exchange students at the send-off meeting.

Going on exchange takes careful planning and there are many things to consider before you go. School requirements? Travel and visa documents? What to pack? From your first contact with us to departure day, we give you all the information and support you need to be fully prepared for your great adventure.

While overseas

During your exchange year you will make new friends and gain greater self-confidence.

As an exchange student from Australia you will become part of a new family, a new school and a new community in your chosen country. It is a big step and even more, a fantastic adventure that will change your life.

After your return

After your return to Australia you will feel a big need to talk about your overseas experience. Stay with STS as an active returnee! We encourage our returnee students to get involved in our orientation and information meetings.

Their stories and videos

Read what exchange students say about their year abroad.

Many other students have been on exchange with STS before you. Check out their stories, it's the best way for you to know what exchange is all about and to make your own decision.

Why choose STS?

Responsibility, safety and quality are STS's core values.

At STS (Student Travel Schools) we have been sending thousands of students across the world for over 55 years. Our core values are Quality, Responsibility and Safety.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Find answers to your questions in our FAQ section.

We understand that you want to know more before committing to an exchange. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and our answers.

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