French intensive Study Abroad subject July 2017


New Caledonia in the 21st century

24 June - 8 July dates confirmed for 2017

Subject code

FREN20021 / FREN30019


Centre Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Nouméa, New Caledonia

Credit: Centre Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Nouméa, New Caledonia

French Intensive Study Abroad subject

This study abroad subject will be taught in Nouméa, New Caledonia over 14 days from 24 June - 8 July 2017.

This course, which includes an intensive in-country component, will explore the history, politics and socio-cultural context of New Caledonia as it transitions towards possible independence from France through a series of referenda between 2014 and 2018.

The theme of the "common destiny" of the various peoples of New Caledonia will be examined through a series of lectures and workshops prior to departure, and a diverse program of activities on site in New Caledonia, including a visit to the Kanak Customary Senate and a stay with a Kanak community.

Students will also attend a number of lectures at the University of New Caledonia and will stay on campus with the local students.

Dates

This study abroad subject will be taught in Nouméa, New Caledonia over 14 days from 24 June - 8 July 2017.

The highlights

  • Ample opportunities to practice your French with the local students and people
  • 4 days trip to the Province Nord including stay in a Tribal village
  • Full day excursion to Phare Amédée
  • Full day visit to Jean Marie Tjibaou centre
  • Attendance to regular classes at the University of New Caledonia
  • Meeting with local artists

Price

  • Whole package for approx. $3200 (airfare included**) based on 2015 data
  • **Price quoted for 20 participants. Price subject to slight change for enrolment below 20

This course is available as an elective subject for students enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year.

A quota of 20 students applies.

Timeline

Please complete the expression of interest below and forward together with a statement of results to subject coordinator email Diane de Saint Léger.

An interview time for round 1, 2 or 3 will be allocated to you based on your submission date. Please note that applications are taken on a "first in first taken" basis.

New Caledonia expressions of interest interactive form

  • Round 1 - interviews 0 week
    Expression of interest and statement of results sent to course coordinator email Diane de Saint Léger by 17 June 2016 - offer announced by mid-August
  • Round 2 interviews: Late October 2016
    Expression of interest and statement of results sent to course coordinator email Diane de Saint Léger by 15 October 2016 - offer announced mid-November
  • 1 December: Reservation form due to ASA with $500 deposit (cheques should be made payable to Australians Studying Abroad)
  • Round 3 interviews (if group not full): early February 2017 - deposit due immediately if accepted in the program

More information


Download the brochure

New Caledonia information session May 2016