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Here is a list of countries we have regular exchange contact with.


United States of America & Canada – Spend four to five weeks being hosted by families in one or more of the areas we exchange with.

This is a chance for you to enjoy a White Christmas and see some great scenery.


Australia – You choose whether you would like to spend four to five weeks in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria. Suntan lotion, sunglasses and a swimsuit are essential items to pack in your luggage.


Japan - A very exciting exchange with a different culture and food. Hosting is based around the large metropolitan areas of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

Choose to depart early December and return home for Christmas or depart after New Year and return home at the end of January.

Malaysia:  - Hosting in the exciting area of Kuala Lumpur.


United Kingdom – You must be 18 years of age or over to travel to the UK under the Lions Youth Exchange programme.
Europe and Scandinavia – Take your pick from one of the many countries in Europe and Scandinavia that we exchange with.


Brazil and Argentina – Experience a new and exciting culture in either Brazil or Argentina.


How much will it cost?

Due to the large variations that occur in the cost of overseas travel, we do not finalise our individual Programme costs until April each year.

As an indication here are last year’s costs:

USA & CANADA:  $4,900.00
Enjoy a white Christmas and some great scenery.

AUSTRALIA: $1,500.00
Decide between Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria.
Please note: You must make your own way to the nearest International airport in NZ.

It is possible there may be some additional travel costs within Australia as the above cost only covers limited internal travel.

JAPAN: $3,500.00
Hosting is based around the large metropolitan areas of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

MALAYSIA: $3,200.00
Hosting in the exciting area of Kuala Lumpur. 

EUROPE: $4,900.00
Europe and Scandinavia - The cost is approx.  Cost can vary depending on the country you choose.

SOUTH AMERICA: $5,200.00 

Brazil and Argentina – The cost is approx. Cost can vary depending on the country you choose.


Great Value!

These trips are excellent value when you see what you are getting for your dollar. Costs may vary depending on which country you choose for your cultural exchange.

Return Airfares

– from your home city to your host city plus internal travel within your country of choice. An exception to this is Australia as mentioned above.


– five weeks of the best hospitality in the world living in a family environment.

Travel Insurance

– you are covered with full travel insurance for the period of your exchange.

Travel Uniform

– you will be supplied a short sleeve polo shirt for the warmer countries, a long sleeve shirt for the cooler countries and a blazer style jacket for Japan. These all have the Youth Exchange logo on them and should be worn along with your name badge when travelling and also when visiting a Lions Club.


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