WEPisode #6: Molly In Italy

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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 this little gem of a country for your WEP student exchange, but there are plenty more!

  1. Norway doesn’t have a language requirement
  2. Exchanges to Norway departing in January and August include a two-night orientation in Copenhagen or Oslo (numbers permitting)
  3. Gorgeous views, snowy mountains, fjords.
Applications are closing soon for August 2020 programs to Norway. Start your application now by clicking here.

Peek into the world of a WEP exchange student in Norway, Alyssa.

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We have to admit, these guys (Norway, Denmark and Finland) are some of our favourite destinations!

And with snow-covered mountains, ski fields, the Northern Lights and some of the happiest people in the world, why wouldn't you choose one of these countries for your WEP student exchange?!

Fast FAQ

  • None of these countries have a language requirement! So, you don't need to speak Danish, Norwegian, or Finnish to apply.
  • All of these amazing destinations offer a group arrival orientation, either in Copenhagen, Oslo or Helsinki.
  • Each of these cultures is unique. Did you know that eating tacos on Friday is super common in Norway?
  • On a January exchange to any of these countries you're pretty much guaranteed to see snow.

SO, HOW DO I APPLY?

  1. Start your application ASAP at WEP.ORG.AU/APPLY-NOW
  2. Pay your $100 deposit
  3. A full application must be submitted by September 17, 2019.

WHERE WILL YOU CHOOSE?

 

Posted in Parents,Students

Everything here, in Norway, is great! I can't believe how fast this year is going and that I only have a month and a half left here.   I had an amazing summer and did so many things, like a five day mountain hiking trip, a road trip around the south and west of Norway with my host family and I also visited an exchange friend in Germany for a week. In between all this I relaxed a lot! This year was the hottest summer Norway has had in years, so I did a lot of swimming in lakes and the fjord. I hung out with my friends and host family, played beach handball, explored a lot and also got to celebrate my first birthday in summer!   Last weekend I met lots of new exchange students living around the Oslo area which was fun and I got to give them lots of advice. Recently I took part in a obstacle course race with my host sisters, which was challenging but so fun. This weekend I had a sleepover with five of my friends and had a great time.   Now I've been back at school for four weeks and it's great to be back into the swing of things, even though I'm really busy with homework. It's so nice to be back at school and socialising everyday, I really love the Norwegian culture and the school system.   Autumn is here and it's starting to get colder, but it's really nice and cosy to be inside with candles lit and watching movies with my host family.   I absolutely love it here and feel so lucky to have this opportunity. This has been the best year of my life.   Alyssa  

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Is a short term student exchange right for me? a. you are in year nine, 10 or 11 b. you can’t miss much Australian schooling! On a short term WEP exchange you'll depart in November or December and return in January for the new school year! Short term programs are awesome because:

  • they're less than 90 days, so they provide a fantastic taste of student exchange
  • you'll get to experience Christmas overseas
  • your Christmas might involve snow
  • you'll make memories and skills for life!
Most WEP destinations offer short term exchange programs. Some of our favourites are:
  • Italy (because there's no language requirement, the food is incredible and Italian Christmas traditions extend until early January!)
  • France (because you can choose between a traditional exchange or an area option)
  • Norway (because this European gem has got to be one of the most beautiful countries on earth!)
Application deadlines for programs commencing this November/December are already beginning to close! Given that it takes three weeks to complete an application you better get a wriggle on! Start your application by clicking here.