World Education Program Australia Ltd (WEP Australia) is an independent, incorporated, not-for-profit Australian student exchange organisation registered with the education departments in QLD, NSW and VIC. Formed in 2001 in cooperation with WEP International, (which now has offices in Brussels, Turin, Milan, Lyon, Paris and Rosario), WEP Australia has enabled thousands of students to open a door to a rewarding and successful future through education abroad.
First-hand knowledge of student exchange is a vital ingredient for successful programs. WEP staff have lived and worked overseas, hosted international students, participated in an exchange program or been the parent of an exchange student. This ensures that professional, knowledgeable advice and guidance is available to participants at all times. WEP Australia has strong relationships with reputable international partner organisations all over the world and aims to provide the perfect combination of high-quality program choice and personalised service.
WEP Australia is passionate about student exchange and determined to make a difference by helping young people of different cultures gain insight and understanding about other ways of life and world views. We work to ensure every single participant in our programs (families, students and coordinators) finishes their program feeling that the experience was worthwhile. Our goals are ambitious and we never compromise on student welfare.
Students accepted by WEP Australia generally act as producers, rather than consumers, of their own education. Our programs ready students for a lifetime of successful learning in a diverse and rapidly changing society.
There is more to WEP student exchange programs than being an exchange student or hosting an international student!
WEP coordinators are an invaluable and a highly appreciated part of the student exchange experience. Their role is multifaceted and includes:
|Locating and screening host families|
|Providing support to host families and exchange students|
|Monitoring student adjustment and assimilation into their Australian families and schools|
|Interviewing outbound students|