Who Are We?

Committed to providing every student with personal attention…

 

…Students of the World encourages cultural exchange, foreign language study and international education by providing affordable opportunities for high school and university students to participate in international cultural visits and exchange programs.

Students enjoy living with their host families and attending school…

 

…while receiving continual support from Students of the World. They also participate in community, cultural and social events. Students of the World makes it easy to study abroad, we coordinate flights, medical and accident insurance, travel itineraries and visas for all exchange participants.

We have established a firm relationship with our international partners…

 

…to ensure the highest quality of care and support for all students and families. Students of the World encourages the development of cultural enrichment and inter-cultural understanding through student exchange programs. Our staff will provide you with friendly and helpful advice at every stage of your journey.

Why Us?

What’s In It For You?

Students of the World’s cultural visits and exchange programs extend your life experience to a global stage.

Our programs offer you the opportunity to spend time in another country where you will:

 

  • Improve your language skills considerably.
  • Be given the chance to explore a new country.
  • Have the opportunity to meet and interact with students of similar ages and interests and to experience life as a local.

You will expand your horizons and realise the benefits of an international academic career by becoming completely immersed in a new culture.

 

Alternatively, you can bring a foreign culture into your own home for your whole family to experience. In return, by hosting a foreign student you will look at life differently with a unique exchange of customs and lifestyle.

Our Safety Commitment

Students of the World is committed to its child-protection policies and procedures and maintains a high standard of vigilance in dealing with child safety.

Keys To Safety

 

 International Partner matching

 

24-hour student care

 

Experienced local co-ordinators

 

Stringent host family screening

 

Department of Education approved

 

Registered not-for-profit

 

CASEO Approved Exchange Organisation

Host Vetting

1. Application

Ask the family to fill out a full application form stating all their personal information.

2. Clearances

Ensure that all inhabitants at the hosting residence have individual and current Police clearances.

3. Referees

Make contact with the 2 referees listed on the family’s application, to ensure they come with strong personal recommendations.

4. Visit

Conduct a house visit of the residence and inspect the room in which the student will reside.

5. Maintain

Maintain contact with the family prior to the student’s arrival and during the entirety of their stay.

The Finer Details

 

Our partners both in Italy and France maintain the same standards of safety and complete all the necessary background and situational checks as the staff at Students of the World.

 

Students have 24-hour care during the stay in their desired country.  Each student is assigned a local coordinator of whom they are free to contact at any time should they wish to discuss any issues or concerns.  All coordinators speak fluent English and are trained and able to take immediate action should any serious issues occur.

 

Students of the World is a South Australian registered student exchange organisation.

 

We are registered with the Department for Education and Child Development as a non-for-profit Student Exchange agency and are listed under their approved exchange organisations.

 

We are members of CASEO (Council of Australian Student Exchange Organisations) as an approved Australian Exchange Organisation.

 

CASEO is a Victorian-based organisation which promotes the value of student exchange programs and is continuously working to improve the policy and regulations of its affiliated organisations. We work alongside six other registered exchange organisations within Australia and are in constant communication with relevant heads of state educational departments.

 

In November 2017, Students of the World was approved for registration with the NSW Department of Education as a registered student exchange organisation.

Safety