The Summer 2021/22 New Caledonia Intensive French Virtual Program will be offered virtually

This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the host.

Improve your understanding of French Pacific and Kanak cultures while increasing your language proficiency online with Creipac (Centre de Rencontres et d’Échanges Internationaux du Pacifique) in Noumea.

This program is open to students who have obtained a minimum GPA of 5.0 in FREN2010 (or equivalent standard of French to be established by the School of Languages & Cultures). Students are expected to have a minimum B1 level of French. 

Come to the New Caledonia Intensive French Information Session!

Find out all about the New Caledonia Intensive French Virtual Program. Learn about the program, course, how to apply and the funding available!

When: October 5th, 4:00pm (AEST)
Where: Zoom
Register online

Field of Study

  • French Language

For more detailed information regarding the course offered, visit the Electronic 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 (or equivalent standard of French to be established by the School of Languages & Cultures). 

  • Please review the submission requirements and documentation prior to submitting your online application. 

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad: The tuition fee is approximately $1100 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the Electronic Course Profile.

Cost includes:

  • Tuition fees (3-weeks of language studies, 40 hours of contact)
  • All enrolment fees
  • Language placement test
  • Cultural activities
  • Presentations from local experts
  • Assessment on listening and speaking skills
  • Language school course completion certificate
  • #2 units of French at UQ


Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round. Applicants are encouraged to review the Short-Term Experiences Funding information for further details.   

Widening Participation Grant & Short-term Experiences Grant 

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details. 

Isabelle - 2021

Despite being a student of French for over 10 years now, I had never been on an exchange. While it was unfortunate that we could not travel to New Caledonia to immerse ourselves in the language and culture through daily life, I felt that I couldn't pass up the chance to discover (albeit virtually) a Francophone territory so close in proximity to Australia and so rich in culture.

Read more of Isabelle's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October 2021
Host: 15 November 2021

Program Dates

Start: 10 January 2022
End: 28 January  2022

Fast Facts

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

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

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​