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Do you have a student exchange obsessed best friend? When you both apply for semester or year WEP student exchange or WEP+ program, you and bestie $500 on your program fee*!
This discount is available for all of WEP’s wonderful countries!
Remember, student exchange is an individual experience and besties who apply together won’t be living or attending the same school together, in fact, you don’t even need to apply for the same country! Here’s how to score this discount:
- Find a student exchange obsessed best friend.
- Do your research, i.e. request an info pack, speak to your parents, decide on a country!
- Both students must start their application and email email@example.com indicating the full name of their friend
*The fine print: Each student’s application must be received by the published deadlines. Offer not available to year 12 students nor in conjunction with any other offer or scholarship. Students must apply for the same departure period: January-March or July-September. Discount will only be applied if both students are accepted into the program. Discount will only be applied if both students participate in the program; cancellation of one applicant will void the discount for the participating student.
Then attending this information session on the 2nd of December is an absolute must!
Information sessions are a fantastic opportunity to meet WEP staff and ask all the questions you've got! We know you've been itching to travel again so join us to hear all about exciting 2022 programs.
The information session will answer questions such as:
✈️ Our exchange destinations and when you need to apply?🧐 Is it safe...? What is WEP’s Covid refund policy? 👍 What to expect when on exchange ? We will also ensure to cover all general exchange related topics, such as, if you can sign up with a friend, choose a host school or family, inclusions, eligibility and so on.
Where: Online via Zoom When: 2nd of December at 6pm AEDThere! We can't wait to see you online soon!
Tune into a WEP Returnee Q&A and have all your student exchange questions answered! You'll hear from a panel of returned WEP exchange students who will share their experiences and answer questions about what exchange is REALLY like. They'll have their cameras and mic on, but we won't be able to hear or see you guys, so you can watch over dinner!
Meet our panel:
Emma went to France in 2010. Here's a little about her experience:
It is almost impossible to identify the highlights of an 11-month experience because there are so many! I have amazing memories of visiting Disneyland Paris, where I learnt that rides with sudden drops are not for me, a beach holiday in le Grau-du-Roi on the Mediterranean and the nearby Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes situated amongst flamingo-filled salt marches, and a 21st birthday party with all the extended family at my host great-uncle’s farm in the mountains, where I was ‘strongly encouraged’ to taste a cheese which uses maggots in the maturation process – surprisingly not as bad as you’d think!
Lizzie went to Germany in 2016. Here's a little about her experience:
My exchange year was one of the most influential of my life to date. Whilst it was as tough at times, I relished the opportunity to overcome the daily challenges of living and breathing another culture. Travelling to Germany for the first time, I could barely string together a sentence in German. However, by the end of the year, I was speaking like a local, often engaging in conversations with strangers without them realising I was Australian!
Georgia went to Italy in 2015. Here's a little about her experience:
My student exchange to Italy has been the best thing I’ve ever done! In 2015 I went on a journey of a life time and spent 5 months living in a little picturesque town called Malnate, in Northern Italy. I lived with the most beautiful host family who I still talk to regularly and absolutely adore.
Josie went to the USA in 2017. Here's a little about her experience:
Overall, exchange has helped me open many doors and make so many new friends and I don’t know who or where I’d be today without those people or experiences. I recommend exchange to anyone and everyone, and even when they point out that I had not the most enjoyable experience for the first bit, I remind them that it’s all part of the journey and of the amazing support I got from WEP.
20th Anniversary Newsletter:
All of the Returnee speaking at the Q&A were also included in World Education Program Australia's 20th Anniversary newsletter. Have a look at the newsletter here and read about the amazing experience past students have had on Exchange with WEP!
Fantastic news! 27th of September 2021 is our 20th anniversary and the date we are officially reopening our applications to Australian students for programs starting from August 2022 onwards. Don’t miss out, get your application in ASAP!
Dear students, parents, host parents, school principals, teachers and local coordinators As you may be aware, on the 11th of May 2021 the Coalition Government announced the 2021-2022 Federal Budget, based on the forecast of Australia’s international borders gradually reopening from mid-2022 onwards. Even though such forecast is open to changes with the progress of the vaccine rollout in Australia and overseas, international programs remain at a very high risk of cancellation for the remainder of this year and the first semester of the coming year. The delivery of both our inbound and outbound student exchange programs requires months of preparation and organisation, allowing a very small timeframe to make a decision on upcoming student departures and intakes. Over our 20 years of operations in Australia, WEP’s priority has always been to deliver high quality services to all stakeholders. As we cannot guarantee such level of quality by reducing the timeframe of our production cycles, we at WEP Australia have made the difficult decision to cancel all international student exchange programs up to and including June 2022.
Applications for Australian students to go on exchange from August 2022 onwards are open.We greatly appreciate the trust and support you have shown to our organisation since the start of the global pandemic and hope that you will understand our decision. We will remain available for any information you may require and will continue to update you with any changes to our position. We look forward to resuming our programs and bringing wonderful opportunities for cultural exchange back to the Australian and international youth and community. Yours sincerely,
The ever changing border updates are sure keeping us all on our toes. Don't we all itch to finally go overseas! To put some facts into ocean of mixed messages regarding the future of student exchange, we invite you to tune into our next Zoom info session! We will answer questions such as: 🤨 When should you apply for your dream exchange program? 🧐 Is it safe...? What is WEP’s Covid refund policy? 👍 What countries are currently offering exchange programs? We will also ensure to cover all general exchange related topics, such as, if you can sign up with a friend, choose a host school or family, inclusions, eligibility and so on.
The past year has not been a walk in the park for people in our industry... But regardless and yet again, our efforts have been recognised! WEP Australia has just been awarded by Corporate Vision with the BEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE ORGANISATION - AUSTRALIA award. 👏A big THANK YOU to the whole WEP Australia Team! 🥳 So if you are thinking about going on exchange once borders reopen, don't settle for the second best provider, especially in uncertain times. Reserve a spots now by kicking off your application for exchange in 2022! You can apply with a peace of mind, because at WEP we have a 100% refund policy, should your program not go ahead due to border restrictions. Want o find out more about exchange with WEP? You can call us, email or register here for an online info session. [gravityform id="17" title="true" description="true"]
📯Great news for all high schoolers who live in Melbourne! You've probably heard by now about Voce Viva, WEP's Italian immersion camp. The camp is held in the Melbourne CBD, so if you live near by or have suitable accommodation in the area, you can now sign up for a day version of this program and save big! So what are you waiting for? Book now and spend part of your next school holidays eating pasta and learning Italian with the ability to return home in the afternoon. The Voce Viva day program costs only $990 (that's a saving of $1,360!)
HURRY! Applications close on the 8th of June
- July school holidays: 23 April, 2021.
- September school holidays: 19 July, 2021.