Does it cost much?

Students are matched where possible, with students of similar interests in the other country. The costs of the exchange are mainly covered by the participating families. This is typically about $A3,500 – $A4500 (depending on the rate of exchange in each country) covering costs such as air travel, passport, weekend camps, a week-long Safari in either Australia or New Zealand for the visiting student as well as spending money.

Sponsoring Rotary Clubs in Australia and New Zealand provide a Mentor for both the outbound and inbound student as well as supplying a Student Exchange uniform for the outbound student. Rotary Club sponsorship is $350 per student.