Exploring New Zealand

New Zealand Exchange Program Prices

Your guide to our programs and pricing information

The cost of your exchange program in New Zealand will depend on the duration of your exchange.

Explore our programs and prices. Then contact the high school exchange experts to answer all your questions and prepare a detailed quote to match your budget and goals. We have expert staff in both Australia and New Zealand to help make your exchange a success.

Programs available in New Zealand: Classic High School.

 

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New Zealand Classic High School

The Classic High School program is the ideal choice for the flexible student. You will be matched with a host family on either the North or the South Island and attend a local high school. 

New Zealand Classic High School Prices

LengthDeparturePrice AUDApplication deadline
Classic Academic Year  Jul 2024$8,450Apr 30,
2024
Classic Academic Semester Jul 2024$7,450Apr 30,
2024
Classic Short Program 3 MonthsJul 2024$6,400Apr 30,
2024
Classic Short Program 2 Months Jul 2024$6,200Apr 30,
2024
Classic Academic Year  Feb 2025$8,450Oct 30,
2024
Classic Academic Semester Feb 2025$7,450Oct 30,
2024
Classic Short Program 3 Months Feb 2025$6,400Oct 30,
2024
Classic Short Program 2 MonthsFeb 2025$6,200Oct 30,
2024

Applications deadlines are subject to change due to capacity limitations.
Please apply early to secure a place on your preferred program.
Each destination has a budget for flights included in the fee. If flight costs are above this budgeted amount, a Flight Surcharge may apply. Please see Flight Surcharges for more information.
Program start dates serve as approximate arrival times at the destination. We will notify you of your confirmed program dates ahead of time to prevent any confusion or inconvenience. Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is required to book flights for students to arrive and depart at set times, as stipulated by the overseas partner. A further fee of $300 is required to make any additional changes to the flights for a requested earlier departure or for personal travel at the end of the program. This will be in addition to the airline cost to make any change to the flights.

The New Zealand Classic High School program includes:

  • Return economy airfares from your nearest capital city with a reputable carrier. Please note that a flight surcharge may be applied to all applications. We reserve the right to increase the flight surcharge if, at the time of making flight bookings, airlines are charging a higher amount for flight prices. If there is no increase made to flight prices, then we will not charge a flight surcharge. 
  • Travel to and from your host community at the beginning and the end of the program – this may be a domestic flight, bus or rail transfer.  **
  • Full comprehensive medical, hospital, health, accident, baggage, cancellation, personal liability & travel insurance. Please be aware that full medical insurance is provided for all COVID pandemic related medical costs whilst on program but any other COVID specific related expenses including but not limited to early return or quarantine fees are not covered by this insurance policy. The policy can be viewed in full on the insurance page on our website. 
  • Your own Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Program Coordinator to support you throughout your time away as necessary and required.  
  • Application Support.  
  • Pre-Departure Orientation Meeting online. 
  • Arrival Orientation meeting in your host country (may be in your host community).  Overnight Soft Landing Camps may be available at an additional cost (subject to your program length).
  • Full board in a carefully selected host family. 
  • Enrolment at your host school.  In most destinations, students are not required to wear a school uniform. Additional costs will apply where required for uniforms, school cafeteria/canteen meals/books/materials/transport and excursions etc.
  • Southern Cross Cultural Exchange admin costs. 
  • 24/7 emergency phone. 
  • Organisation & Local Coordinator in your host country. 
  • Certificate of completion. 

** Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is required to book flights for students to arrive and depart at set times, as stipulated by the overseas partner. A further fee of $300 is required to make any additional changes to the flights for a requested earlier departure or for personal travel at the end of the program. This will be in addition to the airline cost to make any change to the flights.

Not included in New Zealand Classic High School program price:

Personal spending money AU$400-500 per month 
Vaccinations & Visa ApplicationsPersonal expense 
School expenses Books, school materials, transport to/from school/school trips 
Soft Landing CampIncluded in program fee for Academic Semester & Year programs
Flight surcharge Budgeted flight cost is AU$1,200 and the surcharge
is the amount beyond this at the time of booking flights. 
Additional luggage fees As charged by the airlines 
Optional excursions and toursMay be arranged by your host school or Local Coordinator
once on program at an additional cost.

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Traveling on a student exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes your future. Check out this short guide to planning your exchange program. Join our free Information Session Webinar online and then contact us to make that plan a reality.

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