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Are you a fan of 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!

Our Australian gap year programme 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!



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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Our 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)

 
From time to time schools will also require shorter placements of 6 months. These will typically run from July until December or from January until June. It is advised, however, that applicants remain as flexible as possible with placement commencement dates, and know that the 12-month option is considered more likely.

Participants can expect to receive between AU$150.00 and AU$250.00 per week as an allowance during the school term, as well as the free food and accommodation that is included. For those who demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm, there may also be opportunities to travel on school camps and day trips. These additional trips usually come at little or no expense to the gap assistant!

Information regarding the application closing dates for Australian gap year programs beginning in mid-2017 and early-2018 can be found below. In order to be fair to all applicants, application closing dates must be strictly enforced, so the earlier you apply, the better! However, if you wish to register after the application closing dates, contact us via email (as last minute placements may have come up!).
 
Application closing dates for the July 2017 and January 2018 intakes are listed below.
 
UK/EU residents: Applications close: April 7, 2017.
New Zealand residents:  Applications close: April 7, 2017
North American residents: Applications close: April 7, 2017
South African residents: Applications close: April 7, 2017
The rest of the world: Applications close: April 7, 2017
 
If interested in the July 2017 intake please email as we do still have spots available.
 
It should be noted that applications will only be accepted via the online application form.

All of our gap year programmes are subject to an application fee (non-refundable) and programme fee (only charged once an applicant is successfully placed). 

Application Fees
(payable via credit card only)
Australia / New Zealand: $125.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £50.00
South Africa: R 700.00
North America + Other: $125.00
 
Programme Fees:
Australia / New Zealand: $2450.00
Europe / United Kingdom: £1250.00
South Africa: R 15,500.00
North America + Other: $2450.00

The Australian gap year program fee includes:
 
– Your placement as an assistant at a leading Australian school (we visit our host placements annually to ensure their continued suitability to host our participants).
– Dedicated ‘Programme Manager’ who is your point of contact prior to your departure and throughout the full duration of your placement with Letz Live.
– Continued & unending support from our Australian head office.
– Two night in-country orientation course upon arrival (including accommodation, breakfasts and welcome dinner).
– The ‘Duty of Care’ course in conjunction with the Australian Boarding School Association as required by the Australian Boarding Standard.
– Surf safety and learn to surf lesson (dependent on weather conditions).
– Local Australian mobile phone SIM card.
– Lonely Planet guide to Australia.- Discounted travel insurance policies (mandatory for Australian visa requirements) and tours throughout Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia.
– Two free international money transfers.

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 (serious) 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)

All travel arrangements (airfares, comprehensive travel insurance, etc.) are an additional cost to the application and program fees of our gap year programmes.
 
Our sister company, Letz Travel (www.letztravel.com.au) will provide you with discounted youth travel packages to (not only) ensure you are getting the best possible deal ahead of your long adventure to Australia but you are also arriving within your visa and entry requirements.

To apply for our Australian gap year programme, you’ll first be required to complete our online application form. As you work your way through the form, be sure to be as detailed and thorough as possible – the more we know about you, the better we can help! You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself as part of the application in addition to supplying us with three individuals who will act as your ‘referees’ for your application.
 
So, you’ve completed the form. Well done! But what’s next?
 
Once we receive the form, we’ll contact those three nominated referees and ask them to complete a confidential online evaluation form regarding your suitability for the Australian gap year programme. Once we’ve heard back from all of your referees, we’ll send you an email to arrange a time and date for your face-to-face interview.
 
Following your face-to-face interview, we hope to be in a position to discuss your application with the ideal school for you in Australia!

Would you like more information regarding our Australian gap year program? Click below to download the info pack.


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