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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 1st of September 2020

All students who wanted to travel home earlier due to Corona have now arrived safely back home. Also, all the formal follow-up, such as refunds and certificates, has been successfully completed. This was quite a tour de force from an organizational point of view, which once again showed how great the advantage is of being directly on site and in the students‘ time zone.

As our new students were unable to commence in July 2020, as Australia’s borders remain closed, we offered our students and parents the best possible alternatives and re-registered students at the same schools for 2021 at no additional cost to our clients. Students who could not re-register were refunded the full school and host family fees paid.

In parallel, we are of course processing new requests for high school programs in 2021 and beyond. If you are considering a student exchange in 2021, we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can reserve a place at the desired school with your registration. As mentioned above, many students who wanted to come in July have had to switch to 2021 meaning that popular Australian schools are quickly filling up for 2021.

We would like to thank our customers once again for their constructive and patient cooperation. Such difficult times show the importance of good, personal contacts with the individual schools and the Australian education authorities.

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