This unique January study abroad program allows you to immerse yourself in the French language and culture without the inconvenience (time and cost) of travelling all the way to France! Nearby New Caledonia, a French overseas territory and archipelago, provides a perfect setting for French language study, combining the language and culture of France with a pristine Pacific Island backdrop. Study in charming historical buildings by the sea, live in resort-style accommodation, and enjoy a relaxed island atmosphere as you improve your French and appreciate the unique culture and landscapes of New Caledonia. Whether you have two weeks or two months to spare during summer, you can be sure to make the most of it in New Caledonia!
French Immersion – Through small, personalised French language courses, you’ll be able to improve your formal language foundation. You’ll also have the chance to practice your French in your daily activities as you enjoy the French-inspired cafes and restaurants, as the vast majority of residents (about 98%) speak French. Whether you’re a complete novice or just need some refinement, you can choose from six levels of French language. We cater for all levels of French language on this program – from absolute beginner to advanced.
Study by the Sea – Combine authentic French immersion with an idyllic setting, as you study by the sea in quaint historical buildings! The program’s language school provides a beautiful and relaxing setting on a peninsula.
Affordable Alternative to France – Why spend the time, money and effort to go all the way to France for language study, when you could make the most of your break by studying the same language in New Caledonia? This affordable, comprehensive program includes everything you need for a rewarding study abroad program at a fraction of the cost. Plus, with about 20% of residents born in France, Noumea still counts on plenty of Parisians to uphold French authenticity on the islands. 98.7% of the Island’s population are French-speaking.
Pristine Environment – Despite its World Heritage barrier reef, biologically diverse hinterland and pleasant climate, New Caledonia’s tourism economy is admittedly underdeveloped, meaning you can have entire islands, reefs and peaks to yourself! When keeping to the beaten track, you can enjoy the tranquility of New Caledonia’s pristine beaches and harbours as you sip coffee in your petit café.
Island Time – Things may move just a bit slower than on the Parisian boulevards and you will be warmly welcomed in Noumea.