The AIIU Exchange Program offers students aged between 15 and 18 a wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons, visiting and studying in Japan.
STUDY TOURS & EXCHANGE TO JAPAN
AIIU Scholarships are offered to all students who apply for our Academic Year Program.
Successful applicants show that they are highly motivated students who are committed to becoming cultural ambassadors for AIIU and Australia.
Students with demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to promotion of international understanding and sound academic background are invited to apply.
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Get straight down to business and apply for exchange to Japan here.
Find out more about our exchange programs and how they work.
Scholarships are available to all students applying for the 10 month exchange program. Find out more here.
Questions about your exchange or how to apply? get all the answers here!
You can apply to be a host family, taking care of one of our inbound students.
We can send you all the info you need - request this invaluable pack here.
Find out when you have to have your application completed, as well as other important dates associated with your trip.
We also offer study tours to Australia for students from Japan, China and Indonesia. Find out more.
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What’s New with AIIU?
You can either depart in March or August for a Term in Japan. Stay tuned for more details.
Tara with her winning entries for our Manga Poster Competition. We were very impressed with her interpretation of modern and traditional Japan.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a 2 month Christmas Holiday Program, commencing November 2016. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting new opportunity!
We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Manga Poster Competition is Tara Fleckner of Victoria. It was very difficult to choose from amongst the wonderful entries that we received, but we had to choose one! Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! Congratulations Tara! Stay tuned for … Read More
Facilitating student exchange programs between Australia and Japan since 1987
The Australian Institute of International Understanding is based in Brisbane, with offices nationally.
AIIU (Australian Institute of International Understanding Limited) was founded in 1987. We are a not-for-profit company - which means every cent of the program fees are used for your benefit.
For almost 30 years we’ve specialised in student exchange programs between Japan and Australia, helping Japanese and Australian students expand their horizons, learn a new language, experience a new culture and make international friends.
As well as student exchange programs, AIIU coordinates study group tours and homestay programs. Study group tours are organised through public, private and specialised language schools across Australia.
We're Not for Profit - 100% of your fees go directly towards your experience!
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Our students' experiences matter to us..
Going on exchange to Japan was an experience I will never forget. It was my first time staying with a foreign family and being away from my Australian life. In Japan I enhanced my Japanese skills and made connections with friends that feel like family now. AIIU was a great exchange program to go through..Alex
I cried for the first time in forever. Although I also ended up smiling. I can’t be sad that it’s over, because I am happy that it happened. Thank you everyone who helped my exchange happen!Danson
I could go on for years about all of the things that I have been blessed with experiencing. My host families have been extraordinary and I really felt at home there!Casey
There is a special place in my heart for my Japanese friends, and I’ll always keep coming back to them. Thank you for the best year of my life!Sasha
Why choose AIIU?
We know what we're doing
We've had more than 25 years of experience and work constantly to maintain and improve what we do.
We’re the Japan Specialists
We deal exclusively with exchange to Japan, and we guarantee Japan as a destination to successful applicants.
We're home grown
We're an Australian Organisation and we’re Queensland based
We look after you well
We pride ourselves on a high standard of pastoral care and individual attention. We are careful with selection and preparation and respond quickly to any problems you might have while away.
You're not just a number
By the time you leave, we know each other well. AIIU has a genuine concern for your welfare.
Our affiliates are the best
AIIU’s overseas organisation, JFIE, provides great care and service to our students. They are responsive to student needs and difficulties. AIIU maintains contact with them as well as with families back here in Australia.
We keep costs low
We provide a complete package by arranging homestay, passport and visa applications, transport and accommodation arrangements (including transfers), insurance and orientation prior to departure.
Scholarships and Bursaries
AIIU has a number of scholarships and bursaries available. Just ask us for an application form when you apply!