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Posted in Parents,Educators

WEP Australia is excited to announce the launch of Global PALS! Global PALS promotes language and cultural exchange between Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Argentina. Participants work alongside local teachers in their country of choice to support English language learning abroad. Becoming a Global PAL is a fantastic way to boost your CV, gain professional experiences and put yourself at the top of a competitive job market, all while experiencing the life and culture of another country. Global PALS is open to applicants aged 20+, although younger adults are also encouraged to enquire and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications now open. Submit an enquiry below to find out more! [gravityform id="88" title="true" description="true"]

Posted in Educators

Happy New Year from the WEP Australia team! We hope your 2021 will be packed with new experiences and memories (and we especially hope these will be made during a WEP exchange program!). Applications are open for August and November 2021 student exchange programs and January 2022 student exchange programs. Use the school holidays to get yours started using the form below. If you've got questions about how COVID-19 may impact your program, click here to read our FAQ and let us know if you have any questions on 1300 884 733. Happy New Year! [gravityform id="17" title="true" description="true"]

WEP Australia is super excited to be able to bring you our annual Christmas video. This year we’ve looked back at WEP students through the generations. 2021 marks our 20th year facilitating student exchange programs! The WEP team can’t wait for 2021. We’re looking forward to sending the next generation of WEP exchange students abroad! Now’s a great time to get your exchange application started, here! Stay safe, enjoy the holidays and bring on 2021! [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMDEtKgIHs[/embedyt]

Posted in Students

Guess who introduced salmon sushi to Japan? Norway! Who would have thought? The more we learn about Norway, the more we love it. Have you considered this incredible country for your 2021 WEP student exchange? You should! Here’s why: 🇳🇴 Norway has no language requirement and what a cool language to learn ✈️ Copenhagen or Oslo orientation ✨ The northern lights 🏔 Gorgeous views, snowy mountains, fjords! Applications are now open for August 2021 programs. Start your application now!


Hey WEP! The first three weeks in Norway have been amazing and I cannot wait to see what the future months hold for me. I am loving school and have made a really nice group of friends. My first day in Norway was a beautiful day and the sun was shining, so my host family took me on the boat and showed me around the fjord and the Opera House and City Hall from the water along with much more. It was truly amazing! Yesterday my friends took me sightseeing around the city. We went to Karl Johans Gate, the Royal Castle and the Opera House. It was so much fun to be able to spend time with a really nice group of girls and to feel so included. Last weekend my host family took me to their cabin in the mountains and we hiked up Skogshorn. It took a fair few hours and it was exhausting but when we got to the top we sat and drank hot chocolate whilst having lunch, it felt so rewarding, especially being able to look out at the beautiful view. My host family have been wonderful. I couldn't be more grateful for everything they have done for me so far. I have loved every moment of my exchange in Norway, I'm already having the time of my life and it hasn't even been a month yet. -Laura, Norway.

WEPisode: Alyssa in Norway!

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Next Thursday (November 26), WEP is holding our final info session for 2020! Make sure you register, it’ll be busy! We’ll kick off at 6pm in VIC/NSW, 5pm in QLD and 5:30pm in SA and finish up about an hour later. Our Q&A will be live and a WEP staff member will be there to answer all your questions! Don’t miss it. 💻 Are one-way (you see us, we won’t see you) 💡 Have a Q&A function so that we can answer your questions live 🌏 Cover the who, when, what, where, how and why of WEP exchange ⏰ Run for about 45 minutes! Join us online to find out more about your student exchange opportunities! 🌏 Register here!

This little pocket of the world is home to some of WEP’s favourite student exchange destinations, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Denmark! The region is famous for its high standard of living (+ amazing views, snowy mountains, fjords). Applications are now open for mid to late-2021 departures! Did you know that Norwegians celebrate the end of the week with Taco Friday or tacofredag? This alone is a pretty fantastic reason to choose Norway for your WEP student exchange, but there are plenty more!

Finland

Finland is the #1 happiest country in the world! They can also boast the Northern Lights, more saunas than cars and Santa Claus! We reckon it’s a pretty amazing place to spend your exchange!

Estonia

They invented Skype, they have the highest number of meteorite craters, over 2222 islands and a huge concentration of super models! Have you met one of WEP’s newest destinations, Estonia?

Posted in Parents,Students

Tune in! WEP is running a Zoom info session on September 15 at 6pm (5:30pm in South Australia). The session will run for about 45 minutes and cover everything we think you need to know before embarking on this journey with WEP! It's one way, as in you'll see us but we won't see you. So, pop it on while you're scoffing dinner. We'll also have a live Q&A available!

Posted in Parents,Students

Register for WEP's returnee Q&A sesh! It's our first one ever 🎈🎉🌍 We’ve organised a Zoom panel of returned WEP students to answer all your student exchange questions. Join us online!

September 3 (next Thursday) 6pm BYO questions, parents and pre-dinner snacks. The session is one-way, so you’ll be able to see and hear our panel, but we won’t be able to see or hear you. Zoom's Q&A function will be open for questions and we’ll answer live! Returned students have experienced a WEP exchange firsthand, so they’re great at answering questions about their experiences overseas: what school is like, how they coped with a language barrier, what to pack, etc. But, if you’ve got general questions about flights, insurance, dates and other program elements, head to our FAQ or tune into WEP’s next information session.

Posted in Students

Big big news for WEP Australia! We have introduced WEP+ options for the USA! What does this mean? You can now nominate preferences from the following location options for your August 2021 USA exchange: 📍 State Select: Pick from 30 incredible states! 🙋‍♂️ 30K: We’ll place you in an area of over 30,000 people. 🏙 Metro Area: Choose from 15 cities. ☀️ Sunny States: California, Hawaii or Florida. Applications are now open for August 2021 and spots on our WEP+ programs will fill up quickly. Get started now! Want more information? Click here! "My exchange has made me think about things and the world from a different standpoint and I've gained a wealth of knowledge from my time here. I never want it to end! Exchange has been a lifetime in just six months and I am so thankful for all the things I've been lucky enough to experience!" -Aleisha, USA

Kia Ora, New Zealand, you're our 28th destination and we're already in 💚. WEP Australia is super excited to announce that we are launching programs to our favourite neighbour this October! Need to knows:

  • You'll study full-time at a high school in Auckland!
  • You'll live with a local Kiwi family!
  • This is a short term program, starting in October 2020 and returning in December 2020.
  • The program fee is $6,900. For a list of WEP program inclusions, click here.
  • Your full application must be submitted by 4 August, 2020!
  • You can start your application here.
So, why choose NZ as your WEP Study Abroad destination? There are a stack of reasons, here are just a few: ⛰️ They have fjords! 😊 You'll get to legitimately use words like 'chilly bin' and 'jandals'. ✅ Plus the people are friendly, the landscapes are varied and the culture is unique! Got questions about a program to NZ? Give us a bell on 1300 884 733 or tune into a WEP info session (online). Register here.