With a surface area making it the 6th largest country in the world, Australia’s borders are enclosed by the magnificent Pacific and Indian ocean. This huge island’s natural scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and is home to a myriad of different animals and plants. It’s safe to say Australia is a wonderful, unique and vibrant country with a stunning landscape.

The 24 million inhabitants primarily live along on the coast line, so their daily lives and routines revolve around the beach. Australians are famous for their enthusiasm for the outdoors and their deep-rooted adoration of sports. The Australian life would, of course, be incomplete without dozens of barbecues with friends and neighbours. What’s not to love?

Noosa (English & Multi-activities or English & Surfing)

Consistently ranked as Australia’s premier beach resort location, Noosa offers a great mix of year-round sun, golden sand beaches and stunning natural beauty, along with a wide range of outdoor activities, sporting and cultural pursuits. In Noosa, you can spot a wild koala, swim with dolphins or just explore miles of deserted beaches with your friends. A warm and welcoming town with great homestay families 2 hours away from Brisbane, capital city of Queensland, Noosa is an ideal place to experience the very best of Australian life.

The school

Our partner school in Noosa is located in a residential area, close to the main attractions and 20 minutes on foot from numerous beaches.

School facilities include:

  • 18 classrooms
  • Multimedia computer suite
  • Free WiFi access
  • Student lounge with TV
  • Large, sun-filled courtyard with café style furniture
  • Self-access library
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee

Byron Bay (English & Surfing)

There’s nowhere else quite like Byron Bay, a welcoming beachside community on the Gold Coast, near Brisbane, built around a strong environmental consciousness and sense of social justice. A town where the family car is most likely to be a bicycle, and where a trip to the shop means exploring one of the local farmer’s markets, Byron Bay provides a window into a uniquely alternative lifestyle. World-class surfing, yoga and Australia’s best music scene make Byron Bay an ideal adventure location full of fun and variety.

The school

Our partner school in Byron Bay is located close to the main attractions and 20 minutes on foot from the beaches.

School facilities in Byron Bay include:

  • 8 classrooms
  • Free WiFi access
  • Student lounge with TV and ping pong table
  • Terrace with café style furniture and barbecue
  • Large lawn area with volleyball net
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with microwaves, fridge and free tea and coffee

This is an ideal programme for students aged between 13 and 17 who wish to perfect their English skills, meet friends from all over the world during unforgettable Australian holidays. Participants are supervised in a 100% English-speaking environment by the school staff at all times during lessons and activities.

English lessons

Classes are held in our partner schools in Noosa or Byron Bay, according to your chosen programme.

It includes 15 English lessons per week.

  • Lesson length: 90 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 11-12 on average
  • Timetable: classes are held in the morning from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15
  • Placement test: the first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • Weekly evaluation of your progress
  • All teachers have university qualifications (BA or MA) + special training in teaching their mother tongue as a foreign language
  • Language level: beginner to advanced

English & Multi-activities


  • 5 half days of activities per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Free time with your host family at the weekend

Some of the many activities available include:

Afternoon activities: walking tour, Kondadilla Falls, tennis, surfing, mountain bike, reptile show, beach volley, quiz & candy making, photo hunt, barbecue & games, beach games, boating, hiking, National Park, …

English & Surfing


  • 5 afternoon surfing sessions (about 2h30) per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Free time with your host family at the weekend

Optional full-day excursions at the weekend (at an extra cost, please book when you apply): Fraser Island (13/07), Movie World – Gold Coast (27/07), Australia Zoo – Sunshine Coast (10/08), Dream World – Gold Coast (17/08)

Byron Bay is the ideal destination for world-class surf. This camp is supervised by experienced instructors and wet suits and surfboard are included in the price.

The programme includes:

  • 5 afternoon surfing sessions (about 2h30) per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Free time with your host family at the weekend

Optional full-day excursions at the weekend (at an extra cost, please book when you apply): Sea Kayaking (20/07), Movie World – Gold Coast (27/07), Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (03/08)


Single/shared room depending on the family, shared bathroom and full board

Lunch is served at school from Monday to Friday.

Families reside +/- 20 minutes away from the school by public transport (40 minutes maximum). Australian families usually live in spacious houses and are very active.


  • Bed linen and bath towels provided.
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

Arrival airport: Brisbane (BNE)

Please note: do not make any travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa information

Do you need a visa for this programme? To find out more about visas and if you qualify, please see our page Visa information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by mail or phone if you would like more information on this subject.

Dates & Prices 2023

Dates 2020

Each session starts on Monday, for a minimum duration of 2 weeks.

English & Multi-activities (Noosa) : 23/03- 03/04 ; 29/06 – 21/08 ; 21/12/2020 – 08/01/2021

English & Surf (Noosa and Byron Bay) : 15/06-04/09/2020

Prices 2020

Including courses, activities, accommodation, meals as described, all taxes and registration fees.

WPCS 42.0.3
Price of the stay
2 weeks 1.995
3 weeks 2.695
4 weeks 3.295
6 weeks 3.955
8 weeks 4.575
Optional extras
Return transfers if flight with UM option (unaccompanied minor) 70
Noosa - Dream World 170
Noosa - Fraser Island Day trip 140
Noosa - Movie World#REF!
Noosa - Australia Zoo 70
Byron Bay - Sea Kayaking 70
Byron Bay -Movie World 110
Byron Bay - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 90

Prices include:

  • English lessons and selected activity programme
  • Homestay accommodation, full board
  • Course materials
  • Transportation from the school to the activities
  • Airport transfers from Brisbane airport
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Australia
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance