Student Exchange

Student Exchange

Swan Hill Rural City Council is calling for registrations of interest from current secondary school students within the municipality wishing to be considered for the 2020 Yamagata Student Exchange.

Selected students are matched with a Yamagata student and stay with each others’ families in Yamagata and Swan Hill for about 10 days.

Students get to experience everyday life in the country, including going to school. During your exchange in Yamagata, it is likely you will do most of the following:

  • Attend a school with around 800 students.
  • Attend schools as a group.
  • Attend official receptions.
  • Stay in a mountain hostel.
  • Visit several facilities and farms.
  • Tour a seaside resort.
  • Tour Tokyo.
  • Spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • Visit many tourist sites.
Who can apply? Secondary students (Year 8 and above) in the Swan Hill Rural City Municipality
Applications close Friday, 7 June 2019
Application fee $10 per family (non-refundable)
How to apply?
  1. Download and complete
    Yamagata Student Exchange application form (pdf 344kb)
  2. Ask your teacher to complete the teacher form
    Teacher evaluation form (pdf 316kb)
  3. Send your completed application to
    “Personal and Confidential”
    Yamagata Student Exchange
    Swan Hill Rural City Council
    45 Splatt Street
    Swan Hill VIC 3585
    OR email your application to council@swanhill.vic.gov.au
  4. Pay your application fee
    Commonwealth Bank Australia
    BSB: 063529
    Account: 00903465