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|WEP International Student Exchange Program|
WEP International Student Exchange Program
World Education Program Australia (WEP) is an Australian not for profit organisation specialising in high school student exchange. They are looking for caring families to host students arriving from countries such as Belgium (French and Dutch speaking), France, USA, Italy, Finland, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Enrich your family life by becoming a volunteer host family for high school exchange students.
BE INSPIRED! See why the Bacic family loves to host with WEP!
You choose the student to host: In the WEP process, the host family selects the student they wish to host from viewing student profiles.
What does a host family provide? Host families are volunteers who provide 3 meals/day and a safe caring home environment. The exchange students pay for all their school costs, transport, medical costs and personal spending including when on outings with their host family. Students understand that their host family has generously volunteered to host. To show appreciation to their host family, students are expected to assist with chores, positively interact and share their culture with the host family. The student is to adapt to the host family life and there is no expectation for the host family to significantly change their lifestyle to accommodate the student. The aim of this cultural and educational exchange is to enhance intercultural understanding and tolerance between nations.
Brochure: hereback to top
|The UQ Japanese Taiko Drumming Team|
The UQ Japanese Taiko Drumming Team
UQ Taiko is Brisbane's newest and only not-for-profit performance taiko drumming team. Based at UQ, it was established in March of 2014. Their goal is to add cultural and musical diversity to the UQ community, as well as to the greater Brisbane community, through performing and giving workshops on the traditional Japanese art and music of taiko drumming.
Taiko drumming is a traditional form of Japanese art and music that is characterised by powerful beats, dynamic movements, and overflowing energy!
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uqtaikoback to top
|UQ Russian Society|
The UQ Russian Society
The UQ Russian Society aim to foster and encourage an interest in Russian culture and language, provide members with activities with a Russian focus and expand members' understanding of Russian culture through social activities! For students who are enrolled in Russian language at UQ they organise study groups to provide a supportive atmosphere for any help you may require.back to top
|UQ German Club|
The UQ German Club
'The UQ German Club aims to promote a welcoming academic environment through which students of German studies are able to enhance their language skills, cultural awareness and appreciation, and historical knowledge.
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/german-club-36back to top
|Korean International Students Society (K.I.S.S)|
The Korean International Students Society (K.I.S.S)
'The main objective is to create a vibrant and culturally inviting environment among UQ students.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uqkisspageback to top
|AUSTRALIA-CHINA YOUTH ASSOCIATION (ACYA)|
AUSTRALIA-CHINA YOUTH ASSOCIATION (ACYA)
'We are based around three pillars. People-to-People, Education and Careers.'- ACYA
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/17/australia-china-youth-association-acya
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acya.uqback to top
|Latin American Student Association (LASA)|
The Latin American Student Association (LASA)
'Spanish, Portuguese, Conversation meetings, movies, salsa, dancing, friendship.
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/69/latin-american-student-association-lasa
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uqlasaback to top
|The Norwegian Club of Queensland|
The Norwegian Club of Queensland
'We are an approximately 100-strong member based organisation situated in Queensland, Australia.
More information: http://ncq.asn.au/back to top
|Polish Association of QLD Inc.|
Polish Association of QLD Inc.
More information: http://www.polonia.org.au/
See also: the Museum of the Polish Community in QLD: http://museum.polonia.org.au/back to top
|INDONESIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (UQISA)|
INDONESIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (UQISA)
'UQISA offer opportunities for Indonesian and non-Indonesian students to socialise and engage in Indonesian society, to know more and promote Indonesian cultures, and also to build an Indonesian community and other organisations in UQ and Brisbane.' - UQISA
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/126/indonesian-student-association-uqisa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uqisaback to top
|UQ PERSIAN SOCIETY (UQPS)|
UQ PERSIAN SOCIETY (UQPS)
'UQ Persian Society is a volunteer student organization whose objective is to sponsor Persian social and cultural activities and events, to promote an understanding of Persian culture, to help foster friendship among different cultural groups, and to provide a source of union and support for the Persian community at University of Queensland.' - UQPS
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/59/persian-society-uqpsback to top
|UQ TURKIC UNION|
UQ TURKIC UNION
'The club is all about celebrating common culture, languages and history.
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/113/turkic-unionback to top
|Swedes Down Under|
'Swedes Down Under is a Brisbane-based social club for Swedes and people who are interested in learning about Swedish Culture.
More information: Swedes Down Under
Facebook: Swedes Down Under on Facebookback to top
|Scandinavian Singers choir practice and Swedish Book Club|
Scandinavian Singers meet every second Wednesday at 6:30pm(not in July).
'Swedish Book club meets every second month at 7:00pm on a Tuesday to exchange books and have a fika. Bring cakes and books (not in July).
More information: Swedish Church
Facebook: Swedish Church Brisbane on Facebookback to top
|The Danish Association Heimdal - Brisbane|
Events, activites and information for people interested in Danish culture.
More information: The Danish Association Heimdal
Facebook: The Danish Club Newstead on Facebookback to top
|VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (UQVSA)|
VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (UQVSA)
'This year, we promise to bring about lots of new and interesting events and activities with the aim of promoting Vietnamese culture, arts and youth connection to people of other nationalities.
More information: http://www.uqu.com.au/clubs/78/vietnamese-student-association-uqvsa
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uqvsaback to top
|Japanese home stay - Utsunomiya City|
Keen to speak Japanese all day?
For more information, contact us at IML and we will send you a flyer: Contact IMLback to top
|THE LANGUAGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM|
Are you interested in practising your conversational language skills with native speakers? Are you intending to travel and want to learn the basics or improve on your basic language skills to get around?
The Language Exchange program devised by Mates@UQ at Student Services matches local students/staff with international students for the purpose of language exchange.
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|AUSTRALIA JAPAN SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP|
The Benefits of Membership with the Australia Japan Society are numerous.
In addition, you can also show your support for the people of Japan affected by the 2011 catastrophic events via their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AJSQld
For more info, visit: http://www.austjpnsoc.asn.au/back to top
|FASCINATED BY RUSSIA?|
Planning a trip to Russia? Keen to talk about Russian culture? Interested in chatting in Russian? Or just got questions about Russia in general...?
Natalia, our Russian teacher, can be available to chat for half an hour each week before her class at IML.
|Deutsche Welle (DW) - German News Service|
German and International news service
More information: DW
Facebook: DW on Facebookback to top
|Uppsala International Summer Session - Learn Swedish in Sweden|
Would you like to study Swedish in Sweden?
More information: Uppsala International Summer Sessionback to top
|Crea-Langues - Learn French in France|
Language courses for adults.
More information: Crea-Langues
Facebook: Crea-Langues on Facebookback to top
|Noor Majan Training Institute - Learn Arabic in Oman|
Language courses for Omanis, Oman residents and language learners from abroad.
A range of levels are offered, using Arabic exclusively as the language of instruction.
For students from abroad, accommodation is available with Omani hosts, lunches on class days as well as excursions in Oman.
Intensive ASL courses consist of Modern Standard Arabic classes in the morning and tutoring time as well as group sessions with Omani language partners in the afternoons. Students can deepen their knowledge, practice their skills and be in contact with Oman's spoken variety of Arabic.
More information: Noor Majan Training Institute Websiteback to top
|Lessane Arabi Center - Study Arabic in Morocco|
Teaching Arabic as a foreign language to students from around the world.
Specializing in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA), Lessane Arabi Center’s intensive immersion courses give students the opportunity to learn the Arabic language rapidly and with excellent retention.
More information: Lessane Arabi Center Website
Facebook: Lessane Arabi Center on Facebookback to top
|Campus Magnolie - Learn Italian in Italy|
Based in the city of Castelraimondo, this school has been organizing study holidays for over 20 years.
More information: Campus Magnolie Website
Facebook: Campus Magnolie on Facebookback to top
|ActiLingua - Learn German & Experience Vienna|
- Scholarships and price reductions may be available to IML students.
- Accommodation is organised for you.
More information: ActiLingua Website
Facebook: ActiLingua on Facebookback to top
|Scuola Dante Alighieri - study Italian in Italy|
This school is located in the old town centre of the Medieval city of Camerino.
- Study holidays.
- 4 week courses.
- Accommodation is included.
- Courses for teachers also available. www.scuoladantealighieri.org
More information: SCUOLA DANTE ALIGHIERI Website
Facebook: SCUOLA DANTE ALIGHIERI on Facebookback to top
|TRE LINGUE: FRENCH, SPANISH and ITALIAN LANGUAGES|
TRE LINGUE CONVERSATION BRISBANE
Chat in Italian, Spanish and or French with other enthusiasts. Learners who speak one or all languages are welcome.
No cost, no admin, no registration.
This popular meeting began in Brisbane in 2005.
Tre Lingue now includes meetings in Ferrara Italy
When: Every third Saturday in the month, 4.30 - 6.00pm, The Coffee Club Boundary St West End
Contact: Alex (Brisbane) firstname.lastname@example.org to be on a meeting reminder list
Luca (Ferrara) Facebook : Tre Lingue Ferrara Conversazione
For further info, visit: www.trelingueconversationbrisbane.infoback to top
|University of Queensland Italian Association (UQIA)|
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ITALIAN ASSOCIATION
Practice your Italian in conversation with other students. Participate in a futsal tournament. Cooking classes.
The first Italian association at UQ founded by Italian students.
Membership is $5.
Contact: Simone Trentino via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Queensland-Italian-Association-UQIA/1505858872967584?fref=ts .back to top
More information: UQ Union Clubs and Societies: