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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.

Anne Stewart
Anne Stewart
Heike Andryk
Heike Andryk

CORONA Update End of May 2020

As you can image, we at Highschool Australia have been very busy these past months as we work with our clients impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

About half of our Study Abroad students here in Australia decided to return home and Heike was very busy working with these students, their families and the airlines to secure flights back to Europe. These students have already arrived safely back in Europe and we continue to work with the Education departments involved to process refunds and secure school reports for those students who decided to cut their studies short.

The rest of our current students have elected to remain in Australia to complete their Study Abroad programs. All schools in Australia have now reopened after shutting down during the worst of the Covid19 pandemic. During the shutdown, our students continued to live with their host families and maintained their studies online. Australia is well equiped to provide the high school curriculum via the Internet and teachers were well prepare over the Easter holiday break to ensure that all students continued to receive a first-class education online. We continue to stay in close contact with our remaining students, their parents and schools to address any issues if they arise.

We are working closely with our students that were booked to commence their Study Abroad programs in July this year. Unfortunately, as Australia’s borders remain closed, we have now been informed by the authorities that July 2020 enrolments will not proceed and those students are being encouraged to defer their enrolments to 4th term this year or to next year where possible. We are working with our clients and the education departments to facilitate these deferrals at no additional cost to our clients.

We continue to service Study Abroad enquiries for commencements in 2021 and beyond. If you are considering a January or July 2021 commencement date, we would strongly advise that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can reserve a place. With many students enrolled to commence in July this year opting to defer to 2021, places at popular Australian schools for 2021 are filling quickly.

We would like to thank all our clients for working constructively with us during these difficult times. Its times like this that show how important it is to have good, personal contacts within the various education departments and within each school to call upon when needed. We feel very fortunate that we are on the ground here in Australia, close to our students, and in the best position to help our students and their families during these difficult times.

Please stay safe and healthy.

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