About the Program

A two-week intensive study tour to Noumea,New Caledonia coordinated by CISaustralia, will allow Flinders students to participate in 30 hours of language class with other Australian and international students at a local language institute (CREIPAC). Students will have an opportunity to improve understanding of New Caledonia’s socio-cultural specificities while developing their language skills in formal and informal contexts. Students will also develop a project (in English or in French) investigating a socio-cultural theme of interest pertaining to New Caledonia. 

Program Dates:

Sunday 25 November to Saturday 8 December 2018. 

Places Available:

Up to 10 funded places as well as a limited number of self-funding places may be available


  • Up to 10 x A$3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant are available to eligible undergraduate students.
  • OPTION 1: A$3,199 – Hotel, same gender, shared room, 2 weeks (30 hours French language instruction)
  • OPTION 2: A$3,899 – Hotel, single room, 2 weeks (30 hours French language instruction)
  • Students are responsible for paying the program fees directly to CISaustralia and will cover items as listed on their website.
  • Students are responsible for paying return airfares between Australia and New Caledonia, meals, local transport, additional excursions and personal expenses are not included in the program fees.
  • Students may also be eligible to apply for an OS Help Loan to cover the additional costs.
  • Students are eligible to register with Flinders travel insurance.



All currently enrolled undergraduate students who have completed at least 36 units in their current program of study

Regardless of their age, all applicants must:

  • Be Australian citizens aged between18 and 28
  • Have completed 36 units of study and achieved a GPA of 5.00 and above
  • Be eligible to enrol in LANG3000 Language in Action (NS2) and count the topic towards their degree (as an elective or as part of their French major/minor) – students should seek approval from a course coordinator before applying.
  • Ahead of the in-country program, students will be required to attend a series of preparatory classes at Flinders aiming at providing background information on New Caledonia and on the project to be developed as part of LANG3000 Language in Action (NS2).
  • French language proficiency is not mandatory; however, in the first instance, preference will be given to students who have completed at least 9 units of French.

How to apply

Interested students should email a 250-word expression of interest outlining their motivation to participate in the program to eric.bouvet@flinders.edu.au.

Successful students will be instructed how to apply for the program through CISaustralia at a later stage.  

Application Deadline: 5pm, Friday 11 May 2018


Further information

Associate Professor Eric Bouvet
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
eric.bouvet@flinders.edu.au | (08) 820 12104