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. 

View the online information session to find out more about the Univeristy of Queensland Intensive French in New Caledonia Winter 2023.

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).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Embassy for visa and immigration information.

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)

  • Students completing this course for credit must be able to claim 2 advanced French credits, which can be counted towards a French major or diploma, but will not replace a core language class

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The tuition fee is approximately $4,999 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the Electronic Course Profile.

Cost includes:

  • Tuition fees (3-weeks of language studies, 45 contact hours)
  • All enrolment fees
  • Accommodation (21 days homestay with breakfast and dinner daily and lunch also on weekends)
  • Activities and excursions
  • Language school course completion certificate


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

A number of $4,000 AUD New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available for eligible  students. 

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

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. 

Yasmin - 2022

"I loved learning French overseas; and especially with a host family where I can make new friends, as well as improve in my French speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge and understanding of New Caledonia."








Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 21 April 2023
Host: 15 April 2023

Program Dates

Start: 25 June 2023
End: 15 July 2023

Fast Facts

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

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


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

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.​