University of New Caledonia French Summer School

UNC French Summer School

University of New Caledonia

Noumea, New Caledonia

About the programme

The University of New Caledonia hosts an annual French Summer School, renowned for its immersion in Melanesian culture, with a three-week course to improve your French in a biodiversity hotspot. UNC welcomes students from overseas partner institutions, including the University of Auckland, from mid-November to early December each year. The program is customised to meet students’ needs, and it is dedicated to students with at least an A2+ level in French from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Based on an exciting range of educational and cultural activities, the curriculum aims at introducing students to New Caledonia’s linguistic, cultural, and environmental diversity. Participants will be able to experience the New Caledonian student way of life, staying in the local university student residence. For more information on how to apply for this programme as a University of Auckland student, please visit our 360 International global programmes portal.

  • Rachel’s report from the 2023 UNC Summer School

    I loved this short-term exchange! The monitors made me feel at home from the start. We started with a ‘coutume’, an opening ceremony when we arrived at the residence. It was my first introduction to Kanaka culture and the amount of respect and humility shown in the culture could be found immediately in this first…Continue…

  • Melissa’s report from the 2023 UNC Summer School

    I had an amazing time doing the three-week summer school program in New Caledonia. I found out about this program through the University of Auckland French department, and had also heard about it from other students who had done it previously (prior to covid). The three weeks went extremely quickly. There were around 23 students…Continue…

  • Emma’s report from the 2023 UNC Summer School

    I decided to take part in the New Caledonia University short-term exchange as I thought it was a great linguistic immersion opportunity that was more affordable than other exchange options. Additionally, New Caledonia is only a 3hr flight away so it was a very accessible course. I found out about the exchange in my French…Continue…