Student Overseas Experiences

AFS (American Field Service)


AFS is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organisation which has operated continuously in NZ for over 60 years.  They are the only student exchange organisation to have received a special citation from the United Nations for services to the youth of the world.

AFS (American Field Service)


Community Service Programme

AFS is renowned for providing quality experiences.  You will need to be 18 or over to work on a voluntary project.



Ausync  believe in providing exceptional education delivered in fun and interactive ways.

They  connect people from around the world through education, offering life-changing cultural experiences for native English speakers wanting to travel and make a difference in the world.

They have innovative English programs which engage students and inspire them to embrace western teaching and learning practices.

Camp America


American summer camps have a 140 year history.  Each have their own unique atmosphere and philosophy and offer American children aged 6-16 years an amazing outdoor experience in sports, arts, crafts and more.  They need YOU to be a Camp Counsellor.

Camp Counsellor in the USA


CCUSA is an international working adventure specialist dedicated to providing the highest level of service in summer camp jobs, work and travel experiences, and volunteer adventures in the USA and around the world.

Lattitude Global Volunteering (formerly known as Gap Activity Projects)


International volunteering and gap year placements for 17 - 25 year olds.

Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development charity which provides unique opportunities for young people to make a positive difference to their lives and the lives of others.

Student Exchange Australia NZ


Exchange programmes to over 25 countries.

SEANZ is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia and with the Ministry of Education in NZ.

NZ Institute of International Understanding

www.student-exchange.co.nz or www.nziiu.co.nz

NZ Institute of International Understanding is a NZ charitable trust who subsidise every exchange.

They have a range of countries and programmes available.  Specific details, including dates, programmes, fees and notes, can be found on their website.

Projects Abroad


For reservations at information evenings:


Projects Abroad organises volunteer and work experience programmes in 30 developing countries.  There is a wide range of projects such as: care, teaching, conservation, sports, human rights, law, healthcare and journalism in countries like Kenya, Peru and Nepal to name a few.  Information evenings provide information in the form of presentations from staff and past volunteers, along with lots of opportunity to chat and ask questions.

Projects Abroad



Summer Holiday Volunteer Programme Overseas for Year 10 and 11 students (Year 11 and 12 New Zealand).

These programmes are tightly scheduled and chaperoned to ensure a well-structured, safe and supported short stay for young students.  This programme packs a lot of experience and volunteer work into a short period of time.

They run over 2 weeks for small groups of 8 – 12 students and offer a variety of experiences.

Rotary Australia NZ Student Exchange

Available to students aged between 13½ and 16 years on 1 January.  The exchange runs between families in Australia and NZ.  Each student spends one school term living in the others home and attending their school.  The availability of “Expression of Interest” forms will be advertised in Daily Notices and forms can be collected from Careers.

STS (Student Travel Schools)


Year-long exchanges, living with a family and attending a high school, for students aged 14 – 18.  A choice of 16 countries.  STS is approved by the CSIET, an American organisation evaluating the quality of student exchange programmes.  You can find all the information on CSIET at www.csiet.org

31 October 2018