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Study Abroad Program
Programs to Austria are classed as study abroad programs. This means that your host family will be paid a stipend to cover your basic living expenses. Program rules and expectations remain the same as on a WEP student exchange program.
The school year begins in September and ends in June. You will attend either a Gesamtschule, Gymnasium, specialised Gymnasium or Vocational school from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. While subjects will be mandatory, students have a range of optional subjects to choose from depending on the school and can include various languages, psychology, philosophy, astronomy, social learning, sport etc.
How hard is it to learn German in Australia? MEDIUM. 44 weeks OR 1,110 class hours are required to become proficient in German. Fast-track your language studies on exchange!
Austria lies in a cool/temperate climate zone, resulting in very cold temperatures in winter. Those leaving on January programs must be sure to pack winter woollies! Summer months can be very mild.
Depending on daylight saving, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are between eight to 10 hours ahead of Austria.
Some language experience required, intensive may suffice. Contact Us for further details.