Okay, some of you know that my parents agreed to let me go on a foreign exchange trip next year. I am having loads of trouble choosing my country. Here are my top choices: Austria: Language: German. Price: $8,900 Country Summary from Catalogue: In Austria, you will live in the heart of Europe, where Germutlichkeit (taking things easy) is a national motto. Take advantage of more than 1,700 km of ski slopes as you learn the German language, appreciate the influence of Mozart, explore the Alps, and maybe even learn to yodel! Ecuador Language: Spanish Price: $7,900 Country Summary from Catalogue: This small nation is home to a lot of history, with traditions that date back to 3,200 b.c. Take an optional trip to the Galapagos Islands, which Darwin made famous, climb volcanoes and hike through dense rainforests as you enjoy your close-knit host family and new frienbds. The vibrant culture here will fill your visit with unforgettable memories. Australia Language: English Price: $9,900 Country Summary from Catalogue: It may be a small continent, but there is so much to experience in Australia. Though known for the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has much more to ffer, especially their straightforward and informal culture. Australia is home to immigrants from 165 nations as well as the Aborigines, whose society dates back 50,000 years. Other things to note: I speak English and a little bit of Spanish. I've always been fascinated by the Galapagos.