We’re available along the way for any questions but here is a general overview of how it all works!

  • Sign up and submit an application with InterExchange, paying a $100 deposit (this goes towards your final program fee). We’ll contact you with your next steps, including guidelines for completing the government of Australia application.
  • Obtaining the Australia Work and Holiday Visa can be done online. It's an important step in making sure that you're able to work when you arrive, and stay in Australia for up to a year (with the possibility to extend). When applying you'll need to pay a AUD $510 fee to the government.
  • Let us know once your visa is approved. Usually this will happen within a few weeks.
  • Confirm your program preferences including start dates and whether you'd like to add any extra nights of accommodation before or after the program dates.
  • Pay the balance of your program fee to InterExchange.
  • Receive a booking confirmation and resources from InterExchange.
  • Book your flights and send us your itinerary.
  • Arrive in Australia and check into your hostel. Refer to your itinerary for information on where to meet your group.
  • Enjoy your arrival package and contact the support team along the way with any questions about life in Australia, traveling, or finding jobs!
U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
The International Coalition for Global Education and Exchange
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation