New Caledonia in the 21st century
First half of July 2019 dates to be confirmed
Credit: Centre Jean-Marie Tjibaou, Nouméa, New Caledonia
French Intensive study overseas subject
This University of Melbourne Overseas Subject (UMOS) subject will be taught in Nouméa, New Caledonia over 14 days in the first half of July 2019.
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 independence from France.
This will be achieved by examining the events which have led to this transition, including the independence movements in the 1970s and 80s and the Matignon and Nouméa agreements.
The central theme of the course is the common destiny of the various peoples of New Caledonia; this theme 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.
This study abroad subject will be taught in Nouméa, New Caledonia over 14 days in the first half of July 2019, dates to be confirmed.
- Ample opportunities to practice your French with the local students and people
- 3 days/nights at a Tribal village in Northern Province
- Full day excursion to Phare Amédée
- Visit to Jean Marie Tjibaou centre
- Visit to La Maison du Livre
- Attendance to regular classes at the University of New Caledonia
- Some meals included
- Whole package for approx. $3200 (airfare included**) based on 2017 data
- **Price quoted for 20 participants including airfare and twin share accommodation. 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.
Expression of interest and interviews
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: applications are taken on a "first in first taken" basis.
- Round 1 interviews:
Expression of interest and ASA* form sent to course coordinator email Diane de Saint Léger by 15 July 2018 - interviews to take place in 0 week and week 1 of semester 2. Offer announced by mid-August
- Round 2 interviews: late October
Expression of interest and ASA* form sent to course coordinator email Diane de Saint Léger by 15 October 2018 - 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 required): early February 2019 - deposit due immediately if accepted in the program
*ASA (AUSTRALIANS STUDYING ABROAD) will be the agency organising the tour. Students will pay them directly and ASA will take care of all bookings and all funds. Neither RMIT nor The University of Melbourne will be involved in collecting money from the students.