Australia. Spending an Academic
Year or a Semester as an exchange student in Australia means living with
a host family and attending high school for 10-11 months or 4 to 6 months.
In order to qualify as an exchange student in Australia, you must be
at least 15 years of age and no more than 18 years of age on the
date of your departure (some programs allow for exceptions to be made for
19-year-old students and some destinations allow students to participate
at the age of 14). You must
have at least a 2.75 GPA for academic year and semester programs and a 2.50
GPA for summer programs. Students
must also meet any additional requirements specific to the country they
Foreign language is not a requirement for native English speakers.
Two Worlds United students
must be motivated, flexible, open-minded, curious, adaptable to new situations,
and should have a sense of humor.
Students should also possess good written
and oral communication skills.