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Noumea, New Caledonia

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Experience a unique blend of French and Melanesian culture with a course in French tailored to your language needs at CREIPAC, Nouméa.

The program runs January to early February each year, and involves 45 hours of French language lessons (three hours per day, five days a week over three weeks), and can be credited as a six-point elective unit towards your French major (advanced standing).

The courses are held at CREIPAC – a government specialised school in the teaching of French.

As well as the French lessons, the trip includes 20 nights home-stay accommodation with breakfast and dinner in carefully chosen host families, and a number of cultural events: a visit to musée de Nouvelle Calédonie (note: French language page), Centre Tjibaou (note: French language page), and a one-day cruise on the Island du Phare Amédée, which provides a unique experience of Melanesian and Polynesian culture.

The cost of the trip ex Brisbane is $3866 (to be confirmed), and students must organise a fare to Brisbane at their own cost. This price includes your return airfare from Brisbane to Noumea, as well as your accommodation. Your first and last nights are spent in a hotel; the rest of your stay will be with host families, and you receive breakfast and dinner every day.

As well as organising and paying for their fare to Brisbane, students have to cover their own lunches and personal expenses.

Application deadline is beginning of October for participation in the program in the following year.

If you have any further enquiries please contact the Global Learning Office or email Sabine Kuuse, Arts room 2.45.


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