The AIIU Exchange Program offers students aged between 15 and 18 a wonderful opportunity to expand their horizons, visiting and studying in Japan.


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.

Call now: (07) 3347 4444

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Get straight down to business and apply for exchange to Japan here.

Program info & costs

Find out more about our exchange programs and how they work.


Questions about your exchange or how to apply? get all the answers here!

Student Hosting

You can apply to be a host one of our inbound students.

Request an Information Pack

We can send you all the info you need - request this invaluable pack here.

Important Dates

Find out when to have your application completed, as well as other important dates associated with your trip.

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The Australian Institute of International Understanding is based in Brisbane, with offices nationally. We have been facilitating student exchange programs between Australia and Japan since 1987

We're Not for Profit - 100% of your fees go directly towards your experience!

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.

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You too can visit Japan on exchange!

Our students' experiences matter..

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.