We know what it’s like when hidden costs pop up so we want to be totally upfront about our fees! There are some third-party costs which you will need to consider in addition to your package:


AUSTRALIAN WORK AND HOLIDAY VISA (510 AUD) – this fee is set by the Australian government and is subject to change.

INSURANCE - Your program does not include insurance. Please ensure you purchase your insurance with your preferred insurance provider prior to departure.

FLIGHTS TO AUSTRALIA: Flights costs will vary depending on the time of year you wish to depart and the airline. We recommend Student Universe for great deals on flights from the US to Australia.

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THE FIRST MONTH - your first pay may be up to a month after you arrive. In the interim you need to cover you living costs including accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses.

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Preparing for your Trip

The big day is getting closer, so it is now time to prepare. Your successful entry into Australia depends on you completing ALL the necessary steps required by the Australian government at the correct time. We have provided this list, however, you will receive detailed information after you apply to ensure you understand all the necessary steps prior to departure.

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Other Programs

If you would prefer living with an Australian family, check out Au Pair in Australia. this is a immersive cultural exchange experience that includes pre-arranged placement full board plus pocket money.

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Travel Around Australia

Australia is on everyone's bucket list. As an AIFS traveller you have access to exclusive discounts and honest advice about what to do and where to go. AIFS Travel saves you money and time and gets you the best deals. Click here to learn more.

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