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Host an International Student

Welcome a new family member into your home

Love where you live and want to shout it to the world? Share your favourite sights, spots and maybe a few local secrets with an international exchange student.

Bring an international culture into your own family and learn more about the difference voluntary hosting can make to your family and community. Choose from your choice of student nationalities. Read some great stories from our Australian volunteer host families as they reflect on their hosting experiences.

For more information about voluntary hosting, pick up the phone to our National Office on 1800 500 501 or complete an online Host Family Enquiry to receive comprehensive profiles of preferred students who will blend with your family and interests – athletes, musicians, dancers, artists, etc, or a ‘big’ brother or  sister to your family.

There are many excellent students to choose from, including students from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. Families that value sharing and understanding of a different culture also enjoy the bonds of friendship and tolerance and gain an international network of special relationships.

Hosting discounts – get your 10% Priority Exchange Rebate!

At S.C.C.E. we recognise and support expanding the range and scope of your exchange experience, not just for yourself but also your family.

Whether you’re a returnee from your own S.C.C.E. exchange program, are currently on outbound program, or about to go on outbound program yourself, we have good news for you!

S.C.C.E. would like to invite you to experience exchanging cultures ‘full circle’.

Why not host an international exchange student like yourself who is available for hosting in our next intake? You can choose the length of hosting duration you and your family would prefer and enjoy a 10% special Priority Rebate* to be taken off your own outbound program fee at the end of the program of the student you host.

Imagine adding to the overseas opportunities you’ve already had, or will soon have in increasing your foreign language skills, making friends, gaining cultural insights and fun. This could be a chance to “give back” the hospitality you’ve received, or simply to add to your own understanding of what it would be like to go on exchange. Imagine, when your own family hosts they could also experience another culture whilst you are away overseas on program!

You may choose your student to host from amongst a fantastic group arriving from France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Canada or the USA — according to your preferred gender and hosting duration (3, 5, or 10 months) and, of course, to your family’s hobbies and interests.

Call S.C.C.E. at 1800 500 501 or email scceaust@scce.com.au and ask for a selection of incoming student profiles. Students come insured with their own pocket money and will be enrolled in a local high school by S.C.C.E. We offer contact and support 24/7 to students and our volunteer host families through our experienced network of Local Coordinators.


S.C.C.E. recognised for community contribution


Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is pleased to be awarded the prestigious Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Excellence in Business Award 2014 for Community Contribution, in recognition of its role in advancing international understanding between Australian communities and the rest of the world. To read a newspaper report in the Mornington News, please click on this link http://issuu.com/morningtonnews/docs/mn_4th_november_2014 and turn to page 11.





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