Improve your understanding of French Pacific and Kanak cultures while increasing your language proficiency in Noumea. 

Throughout the program, you will stay in a homestay with a local family and participate in a variety of cultural activities including visiting the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Amédée Lighthouse Cruise and the Tchou Tchou Train Sightseeing tour.

Field of Study

  • French Language

For more detailed information about the program, please see the course profile

Credit Equivalent 

2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if the course is successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and Application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the following additional program criteria:

  • This program is open to students who have obtained a minimum GPA of 5.0 in FREN2010 in 2015 or 2016 (or equivalent standard of French to be established by the School of Languages & Cultures), as well as students who have successfully completed FREN2020, FREN3111, FREN3112 or FREN3113 in 2015 or 2016 with no additional French language courses beyond FREN3113 before commencing the New Caledonia Program.
  • Students must have also obtained a minimum GPA of 5.0 in FREN2010. 

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The tuition fee is approximately $3,828 AUD. Final program fees will be confirmed prior to the final payment deadline. More information regarding fees can be found on the course profile. Costs include return economy airfare/airport taxes, accommodation, some meals, tuition and some excursions. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Homestay accommodation is included in the program fee. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the course profile

Key Dates

Application and program dates for 2017/18 are yet to be confirmed. 

Fast Facts

Status: Closed
Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only