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Your stay abroad with Southern Cross

Southern Cross specializes in arranging high school stays in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. We advise parents and students individually and personally on planning a stay abroad at a private or state high school in North America and Oceania. Southern Cross works exclusively with the school choice principle. This means that the students and their parents choose the region, city and / or school district and know the future school in their country of travel long before they leave.

The world is waiting for you! Book your exchange program 2022 before June 1st, 2021 and benefit from our early bird discount.

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Would you like to spend your exchange year in Queensland in 2022? Arrange a consultation with us and confirm your place in the program before July 01, 2021 for a discount of AUD 2000.You can find more information here:

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Do you love outdoor activities and would you like to spend your stay abroad in New Zealand? Southern Cross awards two partial scholarships worth NZD 1,875.00 each to students who attend an ODENZ school in New Zealand with us in January or July 2022 for at least 2 terms. Apply today to receive one of the two scholarships. More information can be found here:

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Would you like to start your year abroad in Great Britain, Ireland or the USA this year? Then apply now to get one of the last places for autumn 2021!

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Southern Cross differs from the majority of the exchange organizations in that we specialize in the top 4 English-speaking countries and the Select program. We maintain close and long-term contacts with schools and partners in our target countries. We also maintain friendly contact with the employees there through regular school visits. Our German-speaking employees on site ensure that our participants are looked after around the clock. For over 20 years, service and quality, combined with individuality towards the student and his or her parents, has been our top priority.

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Southern Cross is represented at numerous trade fairs and is looking forward to getting to know you personally. Due to the current situation, the trade fairs are taking place online. Take a look at our trade fair calendar here.

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We are all currently concerned with the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus - we are continuously monitoring the current development in order to be able to react as quickly as possible and are in close contact with schools, ministries and our partner organizations. The safety and health of our program participants and employees is our top priority. Due to the current situation, we are mostly in the home office! If we cannot be reached by phone, we ask you to send us an email - we will call you back as soon as possible. You can find important information and travel advice here:

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Do you already have specific travel plans and would like personal advice? Then make an appointment for a consultation with us - by phone on +49 (0) 62139187909 or via our contact form. Do you have any questions for us in advance? Just write us an email to [email protected], call us on +49 (0) 62139187909 or contact your regional advisor directly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Would you like to find out more about a country or even a specific school? Our student representatives have just completed their year abroad with Southern Cross and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about host families, high school and life abroad. Get to know our student representatives here!

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Pakuranga College

North island, New Zealand

Pakuranga College is located 30 minutes from Auckland in Bucklands Beach, in close proximity to the beaches. You can take a ferry straight into town! The school has received several awards for its special media offering and has its own recording studio and radio station. The location to the sea naturally allows water sports such as sailing and surfing; You can swim in the school's own pool. The school also offers very good sports facilities for football, rugby, hockey and dancing.

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Brighton Secondary School

South Australia, Australia

Located southwest of the city center in close proximity to the beach. Traditional school that enjoys a very high reputation in the city and beyond due to its offers in the field of music. The choir and orchestra are among the top ensembles in the country. Students can be encouraged to play instrumental with one-to-one lessons. Numerous activities in practical areas, as well as media design. Known for their very successful volleyball and beach volleyball teams.

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Sooke School District

British Columbia, Canada

DISTRICT PROFILE Founded in 1946, the Sooke School District on Vancouver Island is just 25 minutes from Victoria, the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia. This district offers excellent academic programs and a variety of courses such as advanced placement courses, French immersion and interesting electives such as woodwork, food and nutrition or environmental education. EQUIPMENT The schools in this district have impressive facilities. One of the schools even has a basketball court on the roof. These modern schools are in great locations overlooking the Pacific Ocean or the Olympic Mountains of Washington State in the United States. The schools' facilities include a television studio, a theater and an athletics field. SPORTS AND ARTS Sports are very important in the Sooke School District. Many different academies are offered, including an equestrian academy

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