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Switzerland and Germany Global Student Program

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Due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19, some Global Opportunities programs may be effected. Please contact global.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au for further information.

Students studying French, German or Italian languages can participate in an 8-week reciprocal global student program and experience living the life of a typical Swiss or German student.

Program details

  • 8-week student program.
  • The program is open to approximately 50 Queensland (state and non-state) high school students in Year 11 and provides an excellent opportunity for students to improve language skills.
  • Up to 8 chaperones will accompany the students during travel. One group of chaperones will accompany the group from Brisbane to Switzerland/Germany and another group of chaperones will accompany the students back to Brisbane.
  • Chaperones will be offshore for approximately 14 days, which will include a teacher placement at a school in Switzerland or Germany.
  • Accommodation and most meals are provided with a reciprocal host family (homestay).
  • Final itinerary and details will be provided in an information session or workshop, which the successful students and their families are required to attend.
  • Teacher chaperones will be required to assist with the program planning and pre/post-departure tasks.
  • Students must have parent/guardian consent to submit an application.

Program cost

  • $3,700 per student participant. Fully self-funded program.
  • A number of bursaries to assist with program costs may be offered to eligible students. Refer to application section below. 
  • Chaperones funded by the Department of Education.

Key dates

Application period: Applications are now closed.

Travel period: December 2020 to January 2021 (and hosting in August to September 2020 before travel).

Application

For students

Applications are now closed.

For teachers

Applications are now closed.

Contact

Global Opportunities
Global Engagement Unit
DE International
Phone: (07) 3513 5756
Email: global.opportunities@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 11 May 2020