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 $A4,500 – $A5,000 (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 $500 per student.