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YEA! Youth Exchange Australia
YEA! Youth Exchange Australia is a leadership-focused domestic exchange program for Australian high school students.
A YEA! Program gives you the opportunity to participate in a domestic exchange program complemented by a leadership workshop and project to equip you with the skills to become a leader of tomorrow.
YEA! is all about experiencing Australia at a time when our international borders are closed, learning to lead and complementing your high school studies with a term at a pre-selected high school. Whether you want to experience snow, surf, sun, sand or desert, there’s somewhere here for you!
Choose from a range of regions including the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, Perth, Sydney's Northern Beaches, Alice Springs, Cairns + more, where schools have been carefully pre-selected by WEP. As places are limited, you will be asked to provide regional preferences when you apply.
Before you depart on your YEA! Program, you'll participate in an online leadership workshop to give you the skills to complement your exchange.
During your YEA! Program, you'll live with a host family and attend your selected high school, creating local connections and making lifelong memories, all while discovering the diversity within Australia!
When can I go?
Applications are currently open for 2021 term 4 (October-December).
Who can go?
Year Level: generally students are in year 9 and 10 when they begin their program.
Health: students need to be physically and emotionally healthy.
Academic: students must have a C grade average or above.