What’s Included

  • Pre-departure and alumni support
  • Visa information as needed
  • Program handbook
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Orientation session in either Melbourne or Sydney
  • Accommodation for seven nights upon arrival
  • Members' job database: job listings throughout Australia
  • Job connections in Melbourne and Sydney
  • Orientation covering working, living and traveling
  • Social activities and excursions, including a beach BBQ and road trip
  • SIM Card for Australian phone service
  • Bank account pre-arranged
  • Tax support
  • Clothing/uniform rental as needed
  • InterExchange t-shirt
  • Facebook groups to help you connect
2020 Start Dates
MelbourneSydney
January 16January 16 & 30
February 6 & 20February 6, 13 & 20
March 5March 5 & 19
April 2, 16, & 30
May 14
June 4 & 25
July 16
August 6, 13, 20 & 27
September 3September 3, 10, 17 & 24
October 1October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
November 5 & 26November 5, 12 & 26
December 3
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Please aim to book your program at least two months prior to your desired Welcome Week start date. Space can be reserved only on a first-come-first-served basis.

WWOOF Membership (optional)

As an optional add-on, WWOOF membership gives you access to listings of participating organic farmers throughout Australia, where you can arrange volunteer stays (typically about 4 hours/day of help in exchange for room and board).

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation