Can I get out of certain courses by doing an examination when I get home?
That is something you need to discuss with your school before you depart New Zealand. We do recommend you keep a record of all that you study while on exchange to bring back to New Zealand with you to show to your school.
Yes, no matter where you go, we have a local representative at your location. It is the local area representative who works to approve our host families, have contact with schools and will be your supporter and advisor during your exchange year.
The easiest way to apply is to visit the page of your favourite destination and click the "Apply now" button. Your application is not binding, and you make your final decision once you have been accepted.