Classic High School Exchange

A program that will change your life

Imagine living away from home with welcoming people who share their culture and home with you while you study in a local high school. Every day of your exchange program, you will soak up the local culture, learn another language and make new friends. That’s our Classic Program – a life-changing experience that will boost your confidence and skills, and set you up for success in life.

Learn for life in Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway or The Netherlands

Through our Classic Program, you choose your dream country and we’ll do our best match you with a caring host family in a community where you will attend the local school. You can also request a particular region, school type or feature. From start to finish our high school exchange experts will be available to provide guidance and support, in both your home and host countries.

Classic Exchange Program Details

Countries Available: USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway and Italy

Ages: 14-17 years (subject to the program)

Accommodation: Carefully screened host families

Duration: Academic Year, Semester, 3 Months, 2.5 Months, 2 Months, 6 weeks (please see destination page)

Support: Ongoing expert support from our One Team Across the Globe

Area Choice: You can request areas or some cities for an additional fee – and we will only charge you if those requests are granted. See country details for specifics.

Who is it for: Students who want to immerse themselves in local culture

Want more from your exchange?

Do you want something particular from your program? A specific school, your favorite sport, a subject required by your school or to earn a Diploma? Choose our Select High School Program.

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A home away from home

Where you live and who you live with are the core of your high school exchange experience. We carefully choose host families who can provide a caring environment where you feel supported and you study at a local school. As the new member of their family, you will be immersed in their daily lives. You’ll take part in their dinner conversations – a fantastic way to master the local language – and join their weekend activities. It is not surprising that many of our students and host families stay in touch long after the exchange is over.

Join our Information Session Webinar

At Southern Cross Cultural Exchange, we understand that there is a lot to consider when going on exchange, which is why we are happy to offer regular online information webinars. Our online sessions run for about 60 minutes. They will guide you through everything from you need to know about our programs. There is also time at the end of the presentation to ask questions.

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The best way to prepare for your exchange program is to join an Information Session Webinar.
Please click here to register and then complete your details below and we will be in touch to answer your questions.

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