Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered! Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery!

La Pocatière 2013


Summer blog

The Explore team at CMEC sincerely hopes that everyone had a wonderful time at one of the 56 Explore sessions offered across Canada! The things you have learned are invaluable, the memories you made will...

Non-bursary students

Did you just hear about the Explore program and wish to apply after the deadline has passed?

Unfortunately, the application portal is closed, and it’s too late to apply for an Explore bursary...


I will forever be appreciative of my time spent at the University of Montreal in the summers of 2009 and 2010. Until my first session with Explore, I had very little training in French. In...

Question / Answer

As long as your application is postmarked on or before February 28, the application will be accepted, even if it is physically received after that date. However, if it is postmarked even one day later...

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a travel discount on all available base fares for travel to and from locations for the Explore program.


We would be happy to answer your questions about Explore. Tell us how to contact you and we’ll be in touch.