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    Australia Gap Year Program: School Assistant

    Australia Gap Year Program: School Assistant


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Australia
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
    • Start Month: January, July
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Dorm, Student Apartment
    • Application Fee: $130
    • Financial Aid: Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $1,000 - $2,999
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    Are you a fan of china-white sandy beaches, stunning weather, an outdoor barbecue with mates or anything sports related? If you said yes to one or more of the above (and who wouldn’t?), a gap year in the land down under may be calling your name.

    An Australian gap year from Letz Live gives you a taste of the Aussie lifestyle that a normal tourist could only ever dream of. You’ll work as an assistant at a leading Australian school, and be immersed in every aspect of typical Australian life. A huge range of school placements are on offer throughout the country, from the stunning tropical coastline of Northern Queensland, to the rugged and impenetrable forests of Tasmania.

    And during the school holiday periods (of which there are many), you’re free to explore every corner of this wide brown land. From the parched landscapes of the red centre, where you can gaze awestruck at Uluru and learn about its importance to the Aboriginal Dreamtime, to the picture perfect coastal towns of Port Douglas and Cairns, where the combination of the rainforest, beach and Great Barrier Reef will make you feel as though you’ve stumbled right into a postcard. And when you’ve had just about enough of all of the disturbingly beautiful nature, you can treat yourself to the cosmopolitan delights of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane.

    Our Australian gap year programs include meals, accommodation, a weekly allowance, visa assistance, a comprehensive in-country orientation (check out the video below for more), as well as ongoing support from our committed team. If you find yourself in the surfing hub of the Gold Coast, you can even pop into our offices to say hi!

    Departure & Duration:

    Letz Live’s Australian gap year program is traditionally a 12-month commitment. Commencement dates and durations are as follows: 

    Late July to late June (typically for Northern Hemisphere residents)

    Late January to early December (typically for Southern Hemisphere residents


    Applicants for our Australian gap year program must: 

    • Be aged between 17 and 25 at the time of your arrival into Australia
    • Have a valid passport from their home country
    • Have no pre-existing medical conditions
    • Have no criminal record (evidence will be required)
    • Have completed secondary schooling prior to arrival in Australia
    • Be willing to undergo a medical examination as part of the visa application (this will depend on whether Australian Immigration authorities require it)

    The Australian gap year program fee includes: 

    • Your placement as an assistant at a leading Australian school
    • A two night in-country orientation course upon arrival (including accommodation, breakfasts and welcome dinner)
    • A Duty of Care course in conjunction with the Australian Boarding School Association
    • A surf safety and learn to surf lesson (dependent on weather)
    • An Australian SIM card
    • An Australian Lonely Planet guide
    • Access to discounted travel insurance policies (a mandatory requirement for all programs)
    • Access to a variety of discounted tours throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the South Pacific– Two free international money transfers