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Study abroad at High Schools in Australia

An exchange year with sun, sand and surf?


If you want to improve your confidence with English and enhance your education within a unique and exciting environment, then an exchange or a school year in Australia is what you are after.

A high school study abroad placement in Australia is not just about language and coursework. It also broadens your personal horizons and helps you understand other cultures. It is an experience that fosters tolerance and friendships, and promotes individual growth.

How to find the right high schools in Australia?

Highschool Australia (HSA) is an Australian government accredited agency, and we are here to help. We arrange study abroad and high school preparation programs as well as summer school and higher education placements for international students throughout Australia and New Zealand. And we provide all the guidance and assistance you will require to enter the Australian school system. Unlike other agencies, we are based right here in Brisbane, Queensland. We talk regularly with our schools and their directors: we know them, and they know us. If you would like to meet our HSA staff, click  About Us .

Do you prefer to live in the city or in the country? On the coast or inland? The Australian education system has study options to suit everyone, ranging from short-term placements during your holidays, to long-term placements of three, six, 12+ months in locations across both Australia and New Zealand. You can choose with confidence, knowing that we deal only with well-established and specially qualified high schools. All our international high schools in Australia are subject to strict requirements for accommodating international students and have in-house teams in place to assist you.

Ready for the adventure to study abroad at one of the high schools in Australia?

Highschool Australia is here to:

  • Prepare you with all the information and knowledge you will need to live and study abroad in one of the many international high schools in Australia.
  • Advise you on selecting the right high school in the Australian school system and the right subjects according to your individual needs, interests and strengths.
  • Respond promptly to all questions and concerns. Our Australian location and strong relationships with school contacts makes for a smoother study abroad experience in Australia.
  • Support and assist you with additional requirements such as high school application forms and visa applications for Australia.
  • Assist you even after your placement in an Australian high school is over, so you can finalise any details like pending reimbursements or school certificates you need for the continuation of your high school or the start your higher education.
  • Be the on-the-ground contact for your entire Australian high school experience – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Undertaking study in the world-class Australian school system will give you a clear advantage for higher education studies.

Additional Programs

Highschool Australia also offers a range of other experiences Australia-wide including Work and Travel in Australia, Au Pair in Australia and internships placements.

The direct path to the most popular school locations and their High Schools:

All schools and school locations, including a large interactive map of Australia, can be found on the “Schools” page.

Anne Stewart
Anne Stewart
Heike Andryk
Heike Andryk

CORONA Update November 2021

Fantastic news! The Australian Government has just announced that Australia will open its border to a wide range of visa holders, including international students.

From 15 December 2021, student visa holders will be able to enter and study in Australia if they:

  • are fully vaccinated with an approved Covid-19 vaccine
  • hold a valid Australian student visa
  • provide proof of their vaccination status; and
  • present a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of departure from home

International students coming to Australia, however, must comply with the quarantine requirements in the state or territory of their arrival, and any other state or territory to which they plan to travel. At this stage, New South Wales and Victoria are allowing quarantine-free entry, all other states are expected to remove their quarantine requirements once they achieve a satisfactory vaccination level.

Whilst this announcement comes too late to allow for international students to apply for a start in January 2022, it appears to make commencements from term 2 (April) onwards possible. All our schools are ready to welcome back International students and to show them the very best that Australia has to offer.

So if you are dreaming of a student exchange in Australia next year, contact us now to discuss your options and secure your place. We are on the ground to help you.

Stay safe and sound!

Best regards from Australia

Anne Stewart und Heike Andryk

Study Abroad Australia:

Exploring Australia

Most of you know Ramin from his first very successful video “3 Months Australia”.

Although he had to return to Germany earlier than planned due to Corona, he has put together his most spectacular impressions from eight months in Australia in a new great video (English subtitles available).

Luiza from Brasil writes about her time
in Ballina near Byron Bay 2020

You know that story where the character needs to leave the big city to go to a smaller place? Well, this is exactly what happened to me. I’m from a really big city in Brazil and I decided to study abroad in a tiny city in Australia called Ballina.

Everything here was different from home. I stayed with a lovely host family that helped me with everything I needed and made my life here much better.

to Luiza’s report