Why Choose Us?

France/Reunion Island, Italy, Germany, USA/Hawaii, Canada, Japan, China, Argentina, Spain, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand

Each Exchange program experience is different, and there are many reasons for someone wanting to live and study overseas, for this reason, you have a choice of Exchange Programs when going on exchange with us. 

By considering your destination choice, budget, preferred program length and education expectations you will find one program will be more suitable than another.

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange (SCCE) is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in international educational exchange programs for secondary school students.

SCCE was founded with the belief that the international family-living experience makes a vital contribution to human understanding, tolerance of cultural differences and self-awareness – an irreplaceable opportunity to learn about others and yourself. 

By offering safe and exciting ways for young people to fulfil their dreams of discovering a new culture through learning, we help create better global citizens.

Our programs give our worldwide members – students, their parents, host families and volunteers – a chance to gain an education without national boundaries.  The result is friendship, empathy and personal growth.

Becoming a student in an overseas school will give you the opportunity to make international friends, discover new customs, potentially learn a new language and feel part of another community.

Our Purpose 

  • To further tolerance
  • To challenge youth towards international understanding
  • To encourage youth towards further learning
  • To provide self-knowledge and awareness

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Classic Exchange Program

Our Classic Exchange programs give you the opportunity to live like a local and experience a new way of life in your chosen destination. You will become part of a new family, attend a local high school and develop new friendships within your community.

Classic Exchange Program Lengths
There are a variety of program lengths and departure options to choose from including:

  • Short-Term programs (6 weeks, 2 months, 2.5 months and 3 months)
  • Semester programs (4 – 6 months)
  • Year programs (10 months)

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Travel Assisted Programs

Travel Assisted programs are identical to our Classic Exchange Programs, however, they provide you with an extra level of support and guidance while travelling to your exchange destination.

With members of our team, you will travel within a group with other exchange students to your destination. We will be on hand at Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane airports to assist with check-ins, available throughout the international flight, and then we will ensure a smooth transfer to your domestic travel to your host family.

Travel assisted options are available on September and late October programs only and please note, minimum numbers apply.

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Select Exchange Programs

Select Programs offer you more choice and control for your exchange program. Select Exchange program options vary from country to country, however, each allows you to consider and choose preferred options for your program, such as a specific region or school/district.

While these programs are no more prestigious than our other programs, the privilege to choose and secure particular components are reflected in the program price.

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Exchange Destinations

There is a world of options for your exchange program.  Explore 20+ amazing destinations and choose your preferred location.

Program Options

There are plenty of options for you to choose from with exchange programs ranging from 6 weeks to a full year in countries all over the world.

Support and Safety

As Australia's oldest exchange organisation, SCCE is proud of our extensive experience and 24/7 support. We are committed to ensuring the highest quality experience.

Submit an Application

Are you ready to embark on your exchange experience? To begin, complete the online enquiry form and we will be in touch to discuss your options.

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Contact details

Call 1800 500 501

New Zealand:
Call 0800 285 887

0400 123 123

132 Smith Street
Cooraproo, QLD Brisbane 4151