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The 10 best months of your life!

With its beautiful landscape, outdoor activity possibilities such as skiing in winter and hiking in summer, its rich cultural and historical heritage and most of all its warmhearted people, Austria offers an unique exchange experience! We invite students to experience all 4 seasons in Austria, master a high level of German and improve their intercultural learning skills.

Participants will be placed in host families and will go to school on a daily basis, which will enable them to discover the traditions and customs of our country.

Language Level Needed Upon Arrival: Basic German. AFS Austria offers German lessons.

Eligibility Requirements

Accepted for the 2023-24 school year in Austria are students born from 2 March 2006 to 2 September 2008.

What's included in your experience

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Language Instruction
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
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