Learn French in New Caledonia

Want to spend 2 weeks in beautiful New Caledonia and improve your French?
An exciting opportunity is available for Newcastle students to undertake a 2 week study tour to New Caledonia during the Sem 2 2017 mid semester break.

Student Testimonials from 2016 program

“Overall, this trip was incredible. It notably improved my French skills and broadened my life experience. Cultural immersion is definitely an experience that I would recommend to anyone studying a language, and more broadly to anyone looking to broaden their world view. This trip gave me skills that I will keep throughout my whole adult life” Amanda Keast (read her full blog here)

Watch this short video to hear what Alex and Laure have to say about this program

2017 Program

Program Dates18 September to 29 September 2017
Language course30 hours of French Language for all levels from beginner to advanced
Academic Credit

To undertake this experience, you must be enrolled in one of the following courses for Semester 2 2017:

FREN1100 – Elementary French 1
FREN1200 – Elementary French 2
FREN2610 - French at Intermediate Level 1
FREN2620 – French at Intermediate Level 2
FREN3620 – French at Advanced Level 2

The emphasis will be on developing listening and speaking skills. Students will still be required to undertake the assessments outlined in the courses above. Students will however be able to take advantage of the linguistic immersion to undertake their speaking assessment while overseas.

Type of AccommodationParticipants of this program enjoy basic resort-style accommodation / rooms, at a full-service hotel in Noumea. Conveniently situated opposite the Anse Vata Bay and Beach (the city’s largest), this resort provides all the basics - comfort, cleanliness, safety and convenience.Shared room or Single available.

Program Fee:
*  A$2,999 same gender, shared room – 2 weeks

This program fee includes:
*Pre-departure orientation materials
*Airport pick-up and drop off
*Academic advising
*Tuition fees (2 week base language studies - 15 hours per week language instruction)
*Access to independent self-learning language facilities
*All enrolment fees
*Resort style accommodation
*24 / 7 on-site support (Site Director)
*1 x excursion per program - including transport
*Wifi included – at accommodation and language centre
*Free computer use at language centre
*Medical insurance
*CISaustralia support services before and during the program
*Financial advice
*Pre-departure guide and session
*Assistance with travel arrangements
*Language school course completion certificate

Other costs
*International flights (approx. $1000 return)
*Personal travel expenses

Financial Assistance*OS-HELP deferred HELP debt loan up to $6470. Academic credit is required; have completed 80 units of study, and have 10 units remaining on return.
*Global Traveller Grant: Students can apply for a $750 Travel Grant from UON Global.

This program is administered in conjunction with CISaustralia.

If you are interested in undertaking this opportunity, please submit an Expression of Interest by 30 July 2017. (Select the program 'University of Newcastle September in Noumea, New Caledonia: September 2017' as your first program preference)