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Welcome to the Wonderful World of WEP Student Exchange!
Study overseas in more than 25 countries with World Education Program (WEP) Australia. Our international student exchange programs offer you a transformational learning experience hand-in-hand with unsurpassed quality of support and attention to every student and family.
Opportunities to live and study overseas are available to all Australian secondary students who enjoy a challenge and are willing to completely immerse themselves into day-to-day life in another country. These outstanding educational programs offer students and families the experience of a lifetime and promote understanding and peace between people from different cultures.
Discover and learn about the world, make international friends, and understand more about yourself and what you can do. Dare to live a dream and you will find that student exchange opens the doors to more benefits and rewards than you thought possible.
Who Are We?
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 and NSW and the Victorian Registration & Qualification Authority in VIC. Formed in 2001 in cooperation with WEP International, (which now has offices in Brussels, Turin, Milan, Lyon, Paris, Rosario, Rome and Oderzo), WEP Australia has enabled thousands of students to open a door to a rewarding and successful future through education abroad.
World Education Program (WEP) Australia actively maintains child safe environments for all program participants and adheres to commonwealth and state regulations governing the safety of children. Our organisational culture nurtures a commitment to child safety through a comprehensive code of conduct, screening, supervision, training and effective leadership, activities for educating and empowering children, and processes for identifying, responding to and reporting suspected child abuse.
First-hand knowledge of student exchange is a vital ingredient for successful programs. WEP Australia 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.
Carleen Wheeler, CEO of WEP Australia, has more than 25 years experience in student exchange. Regarded as a consummate professional, Carleen’s knowledge and insight is regularly sought and highly valued by all. As a result, WEP Australia sets the benchmark for secondary student exchange organisations in Australia.
WEP Student Exchange
Whether it is for a short term*, semester or year program, a WEP student exchange program will enhance your life and provide a window on the wonders and opportunities in the world.
Support is provided to each student throughout the entirety of their programs. Right from the start, when we first receive your enquiry, all the way to program completion, WEP Australia will answer your questions, maintain contact with you while you are overseas, and, when necessary, facilitate communication between you, your coordinator, your host family, your host school and our international partner organisation. This ensures you will have the best possible student exchange experience.
In all countries, WEP host families are interviewed and screened to ensure they will provide safe and caring home environments for our exchange students. Your host family will select you, will be welcoming and probably impatient for your arrival, and will be interested in learning about you and your life in Australia. Before you depart from Australia, you will also be advised about the host school that has accepted you. If you choose a non-English speaking country, you will have the opportunity to learn a new language and speak it daily. While this may seem daunting, it is worth the effort because the long-term, life-long benefits are considerable.
*Depending on program duration, some short term programs are classified as cultural experiences.