Not all classrooms have four walls. Experience Your World with Southern Cross Cultural Exchange
We focus on two things: high school exchanges and you. We have a strong understanding of school systems in other countries and take the time to understand your needs.
At home and in your host country, our global team is there to guide and support you before, during and after your exchange.
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange has sent more exchange students than any other organisation since 1983. Your safety and wellbeing is our priority.
Many of our team members were exchange students, are parents of children who have studied abroad, or have hosted exchange students. We are here to help guide you.
A traditional exchange experience. This cultural exchange program immerses you into lifestyle, community and language of your caring host family while you attend a local high school.Classic High School
Pick your exact location, school or extra-curricular focus. Choose a public or private with caring host family. Ideal if you’re pursuing a particular academic pathway or an elevated experience.Select High School
You can choose a City or Regional placement, or narrow it down to a particular location for some Semester and Academic Year exchange programs. It's your exchange, and your choice.Destinations
Find out how your family can host an exchange student with Southern Cross Cultural Exchange. Students arrive each year for 3, 5 and 10 months and we would love your family to get involved!Our Host families
Classic high school exchange programs at competitive prices
Classic High School USA
Classic High School Ireland
Classic High School Germany
Classic High School Japan
Classic High School Argentina
Classic High School Denmark
Classic High School Finland
Classic High School Norway
Classic High School Sweden
Classic High School Australia
Classic High School The Netherlands
Classic High School - New Zealand
Classic High School Canada
Classic High School France
Classic High School Italy
Classic High School Spain
Classic High School UK
Make your high school dreams a reality
Arlington High School
Morgan Hill Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools
Sierra Vista - Buena High School
The Cambridge Matignon School
Winthrop High School
Marblehead High School
Bishop Verot High School
Duarte Unified School District
Immerse yourself into the language, culture and lifestyle
High school exchange programs are are all we do, and our specialty. We draw on our knowledge of foreign destinations and school systems, and our vast network of educators and host families. We have sent thousands of students on life-changing high school exchanges since 1983. Learn more about Southern Cross Cultural Exchange and how we aim to create the best study abroad experiences for young people.Get to know us
We believe in building a better cultural understanding between nations and people. By offering safe and exciting ways for young people to fulfil their dreams of discovering a new culture through learning, we help create better global citizens, while contributing to improved quality of life for those less fortunate.
Southern Cross Cultural Exchange takes pride in designing programs ranging in duration from six weeks up to an Academic Year, which reflect the values and ideals of Australian students, families, and schools. With four decades of Australian-based experience, SCCE staff have a unique ability to respond to the changing needs of Australian education systems through the innovation, diversification and adaptation of our programs and procedures.
Our vast experience in providing high quality exchange programs is reflected in its approval and registration with Australian state and federal education departments, and its acceptance by immigration and education authorities around the world.
Recruiting professionals qualified and experienced in the fields of education, counselling, travel and administration, most of Southern Cross Cultural Exchange’s staff are former exchange students whose unique experiences and knowledge, as well as enthusiasm for intercultural exchange programs, directly benefits today’s participants.