International Program

International Programs Offered

The fee paying International programs that are offered to overseas students at Brighton Secondary School:

  • Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)
  • High School Study Abroad Programs
  • High School Graduate Program
  • Study Tours
  • Exchange Programs

International students who study at Brighton Secondary School are supported by a committed team of staff comprising of an International Student Coordinator, Manager, School Support Officer, the School Counsellors and highly experienced caring teachers.

We endeavour to build strong relationships with students, parents and homestay families to ensure the positive engagement and successful achievement of all international students.

Special orientation and pastoral care, enables International Students to get to know each other and to feel welcome within the school community.

Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC)

The ISEC program is offered in a learning environment that nurtures social cohesion and intercultural perspectives for students before they enter the mainstream. This class usually consists of no more than fifteen students, who have a program specially designed to assist in developing their English proficiency, their knowledge of Australia and Australian lifestyle and introductory courses designed to familiarise students with schooling Australia.

High School Study Abroad Program

These students come as fee paying students, usually for three, six or twelve months and live in government organised and approved homestay accommodation. Study Abroad students can choose from academic or experiential programs suitable for their interests and needs. Many of our Japanese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, French, Chinese and Brazilian students come to us under this program. For further information please visit International Education Services at and express a preference for Brighton Secondary School. To view entry requirements into Brighton’s Special Interest Music and Volleyball Programs click on the links below.

High School Graduate Program

This is our largest group of students. If you come to us in this program you will probably want to complete all your secondary studies and maybe your tertiary education in Adelaide or elsewhere in Australia. Students have come from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Hong Kong SAR, Lao and Germany. For students who have a limited command of English, an ISEC (Intensive Secondary English Course) program where students improve their general English language skills while also learning the specialist language of different academic areas can be offered. On completion of the ISEC course, students move into mainstream classes with local students while continuing to study EAL (English as an Additional Language).

Are you interested in becoming a Homestay Family?

Host an International Student South Australian Government Schools arrange homestay accommodation for international high school students while they are studying abroad in South Australia. As a local family hosting an international student, you will have the chance to:

  • Learn about other cultures, customs and traditions
  • Make lifelong friendships with your student and their family
  • Participate in activities and meet other host families
  • Explore fun things to see and do in South Australia

International high school students can enrol in programs ranging from one term to five years. We carefully match students with homestay families according to the school the student will be attending, in addition to your family’s preferences and the student’s individual needs. Graduate and Study Abroad Homestay is coordinated by International Education Services and is supported by the school. For further details about application processes and Homestay services go to:

Homestay Services

Study Tours

The school also hosts study tours for visiting student groups, usually for up to 14 days. Whilst here, students stay with Australian families to experience our lifestyle.

This program includes English classes, experiential programs of mainstream lessons and excursions in and around Adelaide.

Schools may negotiate with International Education Services to experience a two week program at Brighton Secondary School.

For further information on study tours at Brighton Secondary School please click here.

Brighton Secondary School manages its own homestay program for short-term visiting students. Our homestay program is one of a kind and has been recognised for its high quality and success.


Our school has an enviable reputation for continued academic success with international students.

Many courses at our school are very popular and fill quickly. To help us better provide subjects of choice we;

  1. Ask that you click on the following link to our School Curriculum Guide and research courses that you might be interested in studying at Brighton Secondary School. School Curriculum Guide 2021
  2. Fill in the subject preference sheet. International Student Program Course Selection Sheet
    (N.B. Please provide 10 preferences as some courses may be unavailable.)
  3. Email your course selection to

More Information

For more detailed information (offered in a variety of languages) about studying in Adelaide please click on the following link:

To enrol as an International Student at Brighton Secondary School or for more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402  Fax: +618 8226 3655

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislative Framework

For further information on study tours at Brighton Secondary School please click on the following link:


Students enrolling at Brighton Secondary School are required to wear the school uniform with pride. For more information about the Brighton Secondary School uniform please click here.

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