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South Australian Government Schools

Government of South Australia Department of Education and Children's Services

Study abroad and have a cultural experience in South Australia

High School Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad in a South Australian government school will give you the opportunity to experience the Australian way of life and improve your English whilst living and studying alongside Australian students. If you wish to complete your secondary education in your home country then the High School Study Abroad Program is for you.

The High School Study Abroad Program allows you to study for 1, 2, 3 or a maximum of 4 terms (one year) in a South Australian government school. You may have the opportunity to try a new subject of interest, enrol in special interest programs and participate in exciting school-based activities such as drama productions, music bands, weekend sports and activities. You can commence your studies at the beginning of any school term or join the mid term intake.

Please contact us if you are interested in a program of less than one term.

Intensive English lessons

Included in your High School Study Abroad Program is the option to participate in the Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC). This is a specialised course for students needing to improve their English before joining mainstream classes. Your level of English proficiency helps to determine how many terms of ISEC you will need.


South Australian Government Schools will arrange homestay accommodation for international high school students if you are 12 years of age or over. Your homestay family will be matched to your needs and will help you experience life in South Australia.

You can also nominate to live with a relative or family friend.

Support services

South Australian Government Schools have a dedicated team to support you and help you settle into your new environment. Support services offered by South Australian Government Schools.

Included in your program fees

If you enrol in the High School Study Abroad Program the following is included in your program fee:

  • application processing and school placement
  • homestay accommodation with a carefully selected family
  • Pre-departure Pack
  • reception at Adelaide Airport (if South Australian Government Schools arranged your homestay)
  • school welcome and tour
  • assistance with school enrolment including some interpreting services
  • orientation program at your school
  • school textbooks and initial stationery
  • ongoing English language support
  • student support services including personal, subject and pathway counselling
  • academic report at the end of each term
  • medical insurance with Overseas Student Health Cover (if you hold a student visa)
  • 24 hour emergency phone service

Fees and start dates

You can choose the year you plan to commence your studies and the costs involved by viewing the program fees and start dates.

Are you an international tertiary student studying in South Australia with school-aged children?

If you are an international tertiary student or scholarship holder studying in South Australia and have school-aged children, you will need to enrol them as Dependants.

Apply now to study abroad in a South Australian high school


CRICOS Course Names: Secondary Years 8-10; Intensive English/Secondary Years 8-10; Secondary Years 11-12; Intensive English/Secondary Years 11-12

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