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International Scouting

Experience International Scouting with a Student Exchange

The Scouts International Student Exchange Program (SISEP) is an educational and cultural exchange experience operated by Scouts Australia. Consider an exchange as part of your Scouting journey!


The Scouts International Student Exchange Program (SISEP) encourages international goodwill and understanding between Australia and other Scouting countries through the facilitation of an exchange experience for Venturer Scouts.

The Program enables Venturer Scouts to experience life in another country through:

  • Participating in local Scouting activities
  • Living with a local Scout family
  • Acting as an ambassador for their country
  • Attending school

The exchange environment will most likely be very different to that at home. Participants will be challenged through exposure to the different cultural values, customs, attitudes and ideologies of the host country, family and school. This will facilitate self-development and global understanding.

Participants will be expected to act as ambassadors for their country by their attitudes and behaviours. They will share their knowledge and love of their own country and lifestyle by addressing Scout, school and family life in the host country. Similarly, they will also have opportunities to share their knowledge and experience of life in the host country on their return home.

The Scouts International Student Exchange Program will provide a wonderful opportunity for both youth members and hosts.

Scouts Australia is a student exchange organisation approved and quality assured in Victoria by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA). Students can contact the VRQA at vrqa.student.exchange@edumail.vic.gov.au


Applications For Exchange Are Now Open!

Eligibility: 16 and 17 years

Applications Close: 1 April 2019

Hosting: June-August

Exchange: November-January

Register: Click Here

More Information: Email int.comm@scouts.com.au