"Yeppoon High is the best place to spend your exchange program"

My name is Giuseppe Vetro, and I am 16 years old and I spent six months at Yeppoon High in 2019. Yeppoon State High School is the best place to spend your exchange program and to have a great time. It offers a friendly and safe environment where it is very easy to make new Australian friends that will last for all your life. 

The teachers and all the staff of the school contribute to make your learning experience meaningful, maintaining a relaxed environment.  

You can also experience many different extracurricular activities on the weekends like surfing, sailing, and snorkelling. 

"Adventure is the best way to learn"

My name is Kira Fiedler and I am 16 years old. I spent 6 months in Australia as an exchange student at the Yeppoon State High School in 2019. My time in Australia helped me in many different ways to develop my personal skills and also to find myself. I experienced so many new things that challenged me to leave my own comfort zone.

My personal highlights are definitely the friendships that I made and my host family that supported me in every single decision I made and always tried to make the best out of my time. I am thankful for every single person that I met here, and Yeppoon really became a second home for me.

Also the teachers and staffs are really different compared to my old school, I always received help when I needed it. Our homestay coordinator and student coordinator both spend a lot of their time to make every exchange student feel welcome. Both of them helped and listened to us, when we had problems or just had a bad day.

Being an exchange student isn't always easy, but I grew with every single day and it helped me to become the person that I am now. I am glad that I had the opportunity to go overseas and the only thing I regret is that I didn't extend my stay!

“Exchange isn’t a year in your life; it’s a life in a year”

My name is Rosanna Vaitl.  I am 15 years old and spent the year 2015 in Australia at Yeppoon State High School as an exchange student. 

My time in Australia gave me many different opportunities to develop my personal skills and to challenge myself.  I learned how to build furniture and I’ve been to Uluru, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. I went surfing, played many different sports at school and got awards for my effort, behaviour and sports. 

The school staff supported me in every single possible way.  When I had to change homestay family, they helped me a lot.  Kelly planned heaps of different activities on the weekends with us international students like surfing, laser skirmish in the bush and a sailing trip from Mackay to Rosslyn Bay.  In this sailing trip we saw many whales which came very close to the boat. We went swimming at beautiful islands and learned how to sail the boat ourselves.

Yeppoon is a small town, but it taught me to appreciate everything I have back in Germany.  My host family gave me a beautiful home and lots of love. I could have not wished for a better one.  It was not easy all the time, but I grew in every single day that challenged me. 

All in all, I’ve had an amazing time in Australia and it made me into a different person.

Last reviewed 06 December 2019
Last updated 06 December 2019