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Student travel can give your child a competitive edge

Global competency, international networks and top language skills are attributes that not only get you ahead in an increasingly competitive academic world, but also eventually land candidates jobs with top employers.

Did you know that more than 200 different languages are spoken in Australia? With about 16 per cent of our population speaking a language other than English at home, learning another language provides students with great opportunities.

Nacel has refined the art of international student travel since 1957, offering linguistic and cultural immersions with host families and schools in Europe and around the world. Student travel language programs accelerate the acquisition of another language and build the type of cultural sophistication that helps advance future careers.

Internationally, the Nacel group places and manages the welfare of more than 30,000 students each year on language programs across the world. Short term and long term lingual immersion in France, Spain, Italy and Germany provides the opportunity of a lifetime for participating students.

Living with a host family to get the non-tourist experience, students fast track their language skills, while gaining a new social life and overseas network. Returning students provide feedback on attaining a global perspective, making friends for life and finding an empowering confidence. Parents and guardians remark how the Nacel travel experience has improved their child’s language skills, confidence and engagement.

Short term — Four, six, eight and 10-week programs

During November and December, students from around Australia head to Europe to experience the fun of life living with an exchange family, while improving their foreign language skills. Students participate in school with host brothers/sisters and enjoy the traditions and festivities of Christmas and New Year’s Eve abroad. Read more

Long term — Term, semester or academic year programs

In January, August or November, young Australians have the opportunity to commit to a longer stay in Europe to further experience the lifestyle and improve their language ability. Applicants for these programs need to demonstrate that they understand the benefits and the occasional challenge of living in another country for an extended period of time. The extra time immersed in the language increases confidence, vocabulary and lingual expertise. Read more

Are you interested in giving your child a competitive edge? For more information or to register your interest, parents and guardians can visit, call toll free on 1300 735 732 or email

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To be eligible, students must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Aged between 14 and 18-years-old
  • Short term programs — one-year high school language study
  • Long term programs — two-years high school language study
  • An open and flexible attitude to integrating into a new family, school and community
  • A strong interest in learning about and participating in a European culture
  • A high-level of motivation to make the most of the immersion program at every opportunity to really improve language skills and cultural awareness

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