• Australia
12 - 52 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad

Program Details

Program Type
Academic Year Fall Spring
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
See website for additional scholarship and tuition details.
What's Included
Accommodation Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

- Enrollment in a local high school
- All pre-departure and post arrival orientations
- Pre-program support by trained YFU staff
- Support from a YFU Area Representative in Australia while on program

What's Not Included
Airfare Visa
Dec 16, 2021
Feb 28, 2019
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About Program

The best way to get to know the land "Down Under" is to experience it firsthand. See signs along the roadside warning of a nearby kangaroo crossing and learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Be in awe of the vastness of the Outback and have what the Australians call a dinky-di (genuine) experience.

Make friends with your local classmates and explore their unique way of life. Year, semester and 3-month students will have opportunities for cultural enrichment and exploration outside of their studies. Host families are carefully matched based on interests and will work to provide students with emotional support during their time on program.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with Youth For Understanding (YFU) for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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No, I don't recommend this program

Be careful!

The YFU Australia program is a mess! YFU USA offered none of the orientation that was promised before or after travel, and YFU Australia offered none of the orientation promised, nor any of the program support during the trip. The host family did not seem to have been background checked, and when it was clear that a move was in order, the program was not helpful or responsive. Rather than delivering on the promise to work together for a successful experience, they created a dangerous and damaging situation!

The only contact there was with YFU staff in Australia was with the local volunteer, and when the program could not provide a host family for the second leg of the trip, they refused to refund the money we had paid.
Mixed response: relieved to be home, and profoundly disappointed at the loss of a great opportunity.

What would you improve about this program?
YFU USA needs to partner with organizations that can deliver on the promises they are making.
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