WEPisode #6: Molly In Italy

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International travel is slowly reopening and you can now travel with WEP to New Zealand as early as in mid 2021 (if you submit you application fast enough!😀).
You will attend the state of the art Avondale College in Auckland and get the benefit of a 'city program’ with some unspoilt nature at your doorstep…
You will have the opportunity to choose adventure focused outdoor school subjects and participate in trips that will enable you to go skiing, mountain biking and white water rafting (activities depend on the season).

HOW MUCH?

$7,450   - for one term beginning in July 21
$11,650 - for a whole semester beginning in July 21

HURRY! Applications close on the 8th of June

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Voce Viva's Early Bird Special is closing in just three weeks! Get your booking in on time to save $500 on your Voce Viva program, simply submit your completed booking by the below dates to qualify:

  • July school holidays: 23 April, 2021.
  • September school holidays: 19 July, 2021.
Voce Viva is an immersive Italian language and culture camp in the heart of Melbourne! Come and join us! Eat pizza, make pasta, explore Melbourne, learn Italian and make connections with a bunch of like-minded adventurers. Voce Viva is open to all levels of Italian learners, including beginners. More information about this Early Bird Special is available here. [gravityform id="91" title="true" description="true"]

Another week, another exciting NEW PROGRAM announcement from WEP! Say ‘ciao' to Voce Viva, an immersive Italian language and culture camp in the heart of Melbourne. Voce Viva is developed by extraordinary Italian teachers and facilitated by everyone’s favourite exchange organisation, WEP! Join us during the school holidays for an Italian adventure right here, at home. Voce Viva is open to all levels of Italian learners, from beginners to seniors! 🙋‍♂️ Who can participate? Students must be between 13-17 years of age when they begin Voce Viva. Students must be physically and emotionally healthy and able to participate in Voce Viva activities. 💲 What does it cost? $2,350 There’s a $500 Early Bird Special available! 🕐 When is it happening? Voce Viva will run for seven days during the July and September school holidays. 🇭🇺 The curriculum: The Voce Viva curriculum caters to beginner, intermediate and senior levels of language ability. The curriculum will provide students with 15 hours of intensive language immersion, complemented by cultural excursions. 🍕 How do I book? You can start your booking below! Spots are limited so don’t delay. [gravityform id="91" title="true" description="true"]

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!

March 2 6pm (AEDT) Click here to register!

Sinead Sinead went to Canada in 2018. Here's a flashback: So the last few months have been full of fun activities! In December I had a Winter Ball at my school which was so much fun, and was something I hadn’t experienced back in Australia. I then went to Quebec City with the other exchange students in my area. I’m Quebec we visited the Chataeu Frontaic, the Christmas markets and Old Quebec City. It was amazing to be able to see a different part of Quebec and the city was beautiful. Then for the Christmas break I went to St Jaques with my host family to stay at the grandparents' house over Christmas. Then for New Years I hung out with friends and just enjoyed their company. It’s hard to believe that I only have 3 weeks left and I know I’ll definitely have to come back and visit! Alice Alice went to Germany in 2018. Here's a flashback: I'm having a great time and can't wait to see what the next six months have in store. Liebe Grüße  Jacqueline Jacqueline went to France in 2018. Here's a flashback: I had a great festive season in France. I spent Christmas with my host family and my host grandparents. The ‘reveillon’ (Christmas Eve) is one of the most celebrated parts of the holiday in France. On Christmas Eve we dressed up in our dinner outfits, ate a lovely 4 course meal including Bûche de Noël (traditional French Christmas cake) for dessert and waited until midnight so we could open the presents just as it turned to Christmas Day. Matilda Matilda went to Italy in 2016. Here's a flashback: Ciao! So I have officially participated in an Italian monte ore! For three days this week the students controlled what classes they did, I chose to do dance along with some of my new Italian friends. We learnt many Indian and Spanish dances with occasionally a few American dances. The dances we learnt this week we shall perform in our schools student based production called "Russels got talent". The people I have met through this have such culture and history behind them, each dance is performed with such passion and enthusiasm. Each dance has a purpose, it's a way of explaining a situation. My schools monte ore was a mess, it was absolutely bliss. I have made many wonderful memories and friendships from just three days at school!  

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?