New Caledonia

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New Caledonia

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As a French overseas territory, New Caledonia offers an interesting mix of French savoir-vivre and he laid-back lifestyle of the South Pacific.

Language & Culture
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LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Want your students to practice their French language skills in a picturesque South Pacific setting, without the 20+ hour plane ride? Then New Caledonia is perfect for you! Travelbound can organise a large range of language classes which are tailored to suit the needs of the students and conducted by fully qualified native French-speaking teachers. Students can study at the Centre de Rencontres at d’Échanges Internationaux du Pacifique (CREIPAC) where lessons are often experienced outside the classroom or throughout homestay’s to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture of New Caledonia.

HOMESTAY

There is no better way to learn the language than experiencing the day-to-day language immersion that comes from living with a host family. CREIPAC offers students the exciting opportunity to experience a country’s culture and local customs first-hand in a practical environment which is designed to provide an authentic language education.

The Highlights of New Caledonia

  • Traditional cooking demonstration and tasting
  • Dance and sculpture workshops
  • Homestay with a local family
NOUMEA
  • Language lessons at CREIPAC language centre (3 hours x 4+ days)
  • Tjibaou Cultural Centre/“the Kanak Path” presenting the Melanesian culture
  • Noumea Orientation TChou Tchou Train Tour: The Tchou Tchou Train takes you on a fun guided tour of Noumea. Starting from Anse Vata bay we stop at the Ouen Toro lookout point and then carry on to the Cote Blanche – a favourite spot for walking and jogging.  Continue on to Faubourg Blanchot, where old residential buildings and colonial houses can be viewed, before heading up to the Notre Dame de Pacific lookout point. After enjoying the ‘FOL’ viewpoint over Noumea city center the train takes you into town before returning via the marinas and bays.
  • Amedee Lighthouse Island Day Trip
    • Ferry transfer
    • Welcome drink
    • Glass-bottom boat trip and fish feeding
    • Barrier reef cruise
    • – Exotic buffet lunch and famous island dance show featuring, fire dance and ‘Tamure’dance by islanders
    • – Amedee Island post office visit (the smallest post office in the world)
    • – Cultural demonstrations, including coconut tree climbing, sarong tying

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Sample itinerary - New Caledonia

Day 1:

 

AUSTRALIA – NOUMEA

·         Depart Australia

·         Arrive Noumea

·         Meet and greet by Travelbound local representative

·         Private transfer from La Tontouta Airport to hotel

·         Overnight  Noumea

Day 2:

 

 

NOUMEA

·         Private transfer pickup to ferry terminal

·         Sightseeing: Amedee Lighthouse Island Day Trip

 – Ferry transfer

– Welcome drink

– Glass-bottom boat trip and fish feeding

– Barrier reef cruise

– Exotic buffet lunch and famous island dance show featuring, fire dance and ‘Tamure’dance by islanders

– Amedee Island post office visit (the smallest post office in the world)

– Cultural demonstrations, including coconut tree climbing, sarong tying

– Free time for swimming on the beach (snorkeling and Stand-Up-Paddle boarding

Day 3:

 

NOUMEA

·        Private transfer from hotel to meet homestay families

·        Sightseeing options:

Taste of France tour

– Aquarium des Lagons

Day 4:

 

NOUMEA

·         Homestay family to transfer students to to Centre de Rencontres et d’Echanges Internationaux du Pacifique (CREIPAC) for their first language lesson.

·        Language lessons in morning – 3hr

·        Meet with teachers for further afternoon activities:

·        Sightseeing options:

Half day Snorkeling tour

Day 5

 

NOUMEA

·        Language lessons in morning – 3hr

·        Meet with teachers for further afternoon activities:

·        Sightseeing options:

Guided tour of Yate

– Tjbaou cultural centre 2hr guided tour

Day 6:

 

NOUMEA

·         Language lessons in morning – 3hr

·         Meet with teachers for further afternoon activities:

·         Sightseeing options:

Segway activity

– Tree to tree ziplining experience

Day 7:

 

NOUMEA

·         Language lessons in morning – 3hr – Say goodbye to homestay families

·         Meet with teachers for further afternoon activities:

·         Sightseeing options:

– Free time to explore

Day 8:

 

NOUMEA – AUSTRALIA

·         Students meet for transfer to the airport

·         Depart Noumea

·         Arrive Australia

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