THE world has come to the doorstep of four host families in the Tannum Sands region.
Julia Gartenschlaeger, Julia Keuthen and Annett Uhrig from Germany and Nora Hahn from Norway are experiencing the best Australia has to offer; beginning from Tannum Sands State High School.
Program co-ordinator and teacher Scott Barnard said the requests for international students to study and live in Tannum Sands is overwhelming.
"We are often their first choice as a destination," he said.
"Unfortunately, we need more host families to accommodate the demand."
Beachside living and kangaroos present on the oval are just two of the elements that have appealed to the young women.
Celebrating her birthday in Australia and venturing to North Keppel Island have been two of the highlights for Nora Hahn.
"It has been the best thing I have ever done," Miss Hahn said.
"I have made friends for life."
Miss Gartenschlaeger said the atmosphere and attitude of Australians was contrary to that of her homeland Germany.
"Everyone is so friendly," she said.
"They will smile at you as you walk past. It's not like that in Germany."
Among the array of activities the girls have undertaken while attending Tannum Sands State High School are rock climbing, surfing, exploring the Boyne Valley and the pristine islands at our doorstep.
To inquire about becoming a host family, no matter what your age: please email Scott Barnard email@example.com.