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Lower Prices And Increased Incentives

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Student Exchange Australia New Zealand Lowers Prices And Increases Incentives

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand has made it easier for Australian and New Zealand students to participate in enriching overseas exchanges by reducing its prices for 2013 programs, extending application deadlines and increasing early bird discounts.

Students can now save up to $1,000 off their Short, Semester or Year program fee with an Early Bird Discount. SEANZ also offer fantastic scholarship opportunities for Semester & Year Program applicants, which can save students and their families thousands of dollars!

Participating in an overseas exchange offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures, improve their language skills, enhance independence and maturity, and gain an important edge when it comes to future career and study opportunities.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand help place students in exchanges in countries all over the world.

Indigenous Scholarship winner Georgia went to Canada on a Semester exchange program.

“My exchange has given me so much more confidence and a hunger for travel. I made amazing friends and had incredible experiences and would definitely recommend an exchange to anyone.”

Click here to watch a video of Georgia talking about here exchange in Canada or click here to read her essay.

Language Scholarship winner Rhys is currently in France on his Year program. He recently won second place in the SEANZ photo competition. Here is what he said about his exchange so far.

"You'll experience highs and lows, develop a love for a new culture and come to further appreciate your own. Knowing this experience and its challenges are growing you into a stronger human-being makes this so much more than a holiday!"

Click here to view his winning photo.

Language Scholarship winner Jack, recently returned home from his Semester exchange in Germany.

"Life is all about challenging oneself and student exchange gives young people like myself fantastic means to do this. The me that returned to Australia is a much more confident person than the one that left. I believe the skills that I have learned on student exchange will be applicable to the rest of my life. My time in Germany has taught me that opportunity is not something to be scared of, it is something to be dived into head first!"

Click here to view Jack and other exchange student's photo entries.

Indigenous Scholarship winner Grace is currently in Denmark on a Year exchange program.

“Prom is coming up at my school and I'm having the time of my life. I am looking forward to getting to travel a little more and have already been in 2 newspapers...School is going OK. It's difficult at times but I feel I am making progress. I really like my host family…I’m loving it here, I’ve seen the Queen, Princess Mary and many other things. I have made many friends and no problems I know of at all, except lack of Cadbury chocolate! :)."


Notes to editors on the Student Exchange programs

The cost for participating in 2013 exchange programs has been significantly reduced and discounts for those who book as Early Birds have been increased.
There is now:

• $1,000 discount for programs of 10-12 months

• $500 discount for programs of 5-7 months

• A new $250 discount for programs of 2-3 ½ months

Student Exchange are also offering 12 scholarships valued from $2,500 up to A$10,800 /NZ$13,900 for 2013. Students eligible for overseas exchange are between 15-18 years of age.

Scholarships on offer are:

• 2 x Indigenous Scholarships valued at up to A$10,800 /NZ$13,900 each

• 5 x Language Scholarships valued at up to $3,500

• 2 x International Affairs Scholarships valued at up to $3,500

• 3 x Design Scholarships valued at up to $3,500 each

The deadline for Early Bird Discounts and Scholarship applications has been extended to 30th November 2012 for all programs departing between April 2013 – September 2013.

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