Costs and Dates Outline

LANGUAGE EXCHANGES

Students who wish to go on exchange to France, China, Japan and Italy may have studied the relevant language and will be, or intend, continuing with this language in Year 11.

China $1300 (includes the cost of visa)

Nankai High School students to PLC Sydney early July - mid August.
PLC Sydney students go to Nankai High School (Includes cost of visa) mid November - late December (may need to wait to complete Cambridge exams)
Sometimes the China exchange operates as a normal exchange but if Nankai High School cannot send students to us, we offer placement for PLC Sydney students in its boarding houses for five to six weeks which incurs an additional cost of approximately $1700 per student.

Japan $2,000

Meitoku Gijuku High School students to PLC Sydney [February - December]
PLC Sydney students go to Meitoku Gijuku High School  early October – mid December.
Cambridge students will sit examinations in Japan.
Plus Tokyo orientation trip costs - budget $1,000

France $2,200

Saint-Vincent Senlis students to PLC Sydney late May - early July. (NB This may clash with East Timor trip)
PLC Sydney students go to Saint-Vincent Senlis early November-mid December (May need to wait to complete Cambridge exams)

Italy $2,400

Russell-Newton (Florence) students to PLC Sydney late August - early October NB. may be here for a week of the holidays. 
PLC Sydney students go to Istituto Russell-Newton late November – mid January.

CULTURAL EXCHANGES

These exchanges are open to students where language study is NOT a prerequisite for the application.

BRAZIL $4,500 (includes the cost of visa)

Bom Jesus IELUSC students to PLC Sydney mid July - late August
PLC Sydney students go to Bom Jesus IELUSC late September – early November
Students doing Cambridge subjects may find this exchange more difficult due to missing some of Term 4.
Plus Rio de Janeiro costs - budget $1000
Plus costs of Notary Public witnessing documents, required by the Brazilian Government - budget $400

Denmark $3,000

PLC Sydney students go to The International Danish Academy of Vedersoe in September/October (3 weeks) with time in Copenhagen first.
The International Danish Academy of Vedersoe students to PLC Sydney in November (possibly one to two weeks) TBC
Plus Copenhagen costs - budget $1,000 

England $2,250

Badminton School students to PLC Sydney early July - late August
PLC Sydney students go to Badminton School early November - mid December
Not available to Cambridge subject students due to examinations.

England $2,250

Ripley St Thomas students to PLC Sydney early July - late August
PLC Sydney students go to Ripley St Thomas mid November – mid December
May clash with Cambridge examinations.

England $2,500

King William's College students to PLC Sydney July - August
PLC Sydney students go to King William's College in October - November.
May clash with Cambridge examinations.

Germany $2,200

Gymnasium Im Schloss students to PLC Sydney early July – mid August 
PLC Sydney students go to Gymnasium Im Schloss end November – early January

Hong Kong $1,000

St Paul’s Co-educational students to PLC Sydney mid July - late August
PLC Sydney students go to St Paul’s Co-educational mid November - mid December
Cambridge examinations can be accommodated.  Students may need to leave later.

NEW ZEALAND $450

St Andrew’s College students to PLC Sydney early June - end June. NB: This may clash with the East Timor trip.
PLC Sydney students go to St Andrew’s College mid July - mid August   
A bond of NZ $525 (2017) is paid directly to St Andrew's College.

Scotland $2,800

St George's School students to PLC Sydney in mid July - late August
PLC Sydney students go to St George's School early November - mid December.
Not available to Cambridge subject students.

South Africa $2,500

PLC Sydney students go to Herschel Girls’ School May - June
Herschel Girls’ School students to PLC Sydney October - November 
Not suitable for Cambridge subject students.

The Netherlands $2,200

Rijnlands Lyceum students to PLC Sydney late January – early MarchPLC Sydney students go to Rinjlands Lyceum early October – end November
Not available to Cambridge subject students.​​
There is a European capital tour organised by the school or a school camp the students may attend.
This incurs an additional cost of approximately $1200 per student which is paid directly to the school.

Vietnam $1,000 (includes the cost of visa)

Vietnam-Australia School students to PLC Sydney, late May until early July. NB: There may clash with the East Timor trip.
PLC Sydney students go to Vietnam-Australia School (Includes cost of visa) late October – late November.
This exchange may clash with Cambridge examinations but as it is a Cambridge school, it may be possible to sit exams over there - TBC