Program

Where to Explore?

There are over 20 institutions across Canada that offer Explore! Discover their particular histories and communities. Each location has a different set of activities and workshops, as well as a unique community to welcome you to town.

Please note that each institution may have different start/end dates and age restrictions, and some offer credits and Languages at Work. Some locations even offer home-stays with local families as a way of immersing program participants even more deeply in the language. Canada has an amazing history and heritage to be explored — which adventure will you choose?

Please note that these are FSL (French-as-a-second-language) institutions only. Click here to see the ESL (English-as-a-second-language) institutions.

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Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup
Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup
Rivière-du-Loup (QC)

Since 1974, the École de français du Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup has offered an FSL program with a long-standing history of excellence, helping students to learn all levels of French and get acquainted with the culture of Québec. Rivière-du-Loup is located in a beautiful resort area along the St. Lawrence River. Students stay with a host family or at the residence, and are given the opportunity to live a unique linguistic and cultural experience.

Teresa Foord
ecoledefrancais@cegep-rdl.qc.ca
Web Site: ecoledelangues.cegep-rdl.qc.ca
Tel.: 418-862-6903 ext. 2381
Toll-free: 1-800-463-8016
Fax: 418-862-4959

Spring Session
Dates: May 15, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: Yes
Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 16–17 years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $60
Accepts students with children: No
Centre linguistique du Collège de Jonquière
Jonquière (QC)

Explore Jonquière! We have over 40 years’ experience with a great reputation, high-quality French teachers who care, and many sociocultural activities to help you discover French-Canadian culture! A talented and dynamic mentoring team is waiting for you to give you a memorable experience! We are a 98% French-speaking region and a unique destination — there’s even a fjord, one of the largest in the world! People here are renowned for their hospitality and great cuisine. Come here for a great learning adventure!

Guy Paradis
immersion@cegepjonquiere.ca
Web Site: www.langues-jonquiere.ca
Tel.: 418-542-0352
Toll-free: 1-800-622-0352
Fax: 418-542-3536

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $20
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: July 04, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 16–17 years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $20
Accepts students with children: No
Collège Boréal au Nipissing
Sturgeon Falls (ON)

Come Explore the “Land of the Voyageurs”! Listen and you will hear its tales of adventure and spirit. The Nipissing and French River regions have a rich historical and cultural past. At Collège Boréal, Explore Immersion Program, you will learn new regions, and live the French language and have a blast doing it, by participating in local French cultural activities, and creating your own francophone tradition. Join us in this “Land of the Voyageurs” francophone learning adventure.

Claude Dubuc
InfoNip@collegeboreal.ca
Web Site: www.collegeboreal.ca
Tel.: 705-753-5420
Toll-free: 1-800-361-6673, ext. 5306
Fax: 705-753-2304

Spring Session
Dates: May 30, 2016 — July 01, 2016
Admission criteria: 17+ years old
Accommodation: University Apartment
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
Quebec City (QC)

Discover Quebec City (a World Heritage City) and the oldest French college in North America, Collège Saint-Charles. For over 30 years, participants have counted on the dynamism and professionalism of a highly trained pedagogical team and motivated activity leaders.

Valentina Stagnani
international@collegegarnier.qc.ca
Web Site: www.garnier-international.com
Tel.: 418-681-0107, ext. 305
Fax: 418-681-0118

Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 16–17 years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $30
Accepts students with children: No
École d'immersion française, Université Western
Trois-Pistoles (QC)

In this complete immersion environment you will not only learn French but you will live the language and the culture of Québec. Western University’s Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School is Canada’s oldest and most renowned French immersion program. We offer degree credit courses, homestay with local residents, a vibrant sociocultural program, plus the Languages at Work program. Join us for the immersion experience of your lifetime in Trois-Pistoles, Québec.

André Beaudin
tpistole@uwo.ca
Web Site: www.frenchimmersion.uwo.ca
Tel.: 519-661-3637
Fax: 519-850-2313

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: July 11, 2016 — August 12, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
École de français, Cégep de Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières (QC)

Trois-Rivières is an up-and-coming city attractively situated right between Quebec City and Montreal on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. This secure and totally francophone port city is proud of its tremendous history and tradition, and its residents (the Trifluviens) are known for their friendliness and open-mindedness. Trois-Rivières is set in a gorgeous landscape and offers a number of attractions. Come and experience the École de français du Cégep de Trois-Rivières!

Geneviève Lemelin
ecole.de.francais@cegeptr.qc.ca
Web Site: www.frenchimmersionprogram.ca
Tel.: 819-378-4911
Fax: 819-691-1259

Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 16–17 years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $50
Accepts students with children: No
Explore à La Pocatière, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta
La Pocatière (QC)

Immerse yourself in francophone culture in La Pocatière — a safe and beautiful French-speaking town on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. In the morning, you will study French with dedicated and engaged teachers. In the afternoon, you will attend supervised workshops in dance, theatre, arts, sports, or journalism, or go on exciting outings to Quebec City, Grosse Île, or an Arbraska park. In the evening, you can chat with the friendly locals, go to a festive masquerade ball, or just relax by a campfire on the riverbank. By the time you leave, you will have made remarkable progress in the French language as well as some happy memories and enduring friendships.

Stéphane Lemelin
explore@ualberta.ca
Web Site: uofa.ualberta.ca/campus-saint-jean/programmes/ecole-de-langue/la-pocatiere
Tel.: 418-292-2001
Fax: 418-292-2003

Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 06, 2016
Admission criteria: 16-17 years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $40
Accepts students with children: No
Glendon College at York University
Glendon College at York University
Toronto (ON)

As you enter the Glendon gates, you will discover an oasis of peace and beauty, ideal for learning French. Through classroom interaction, workshops/seminars, and activities, you will develop/improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Kathleen Miller
extendedlearning@glendon.yorku.ca
Web Site: www.glendon.yorku.ca/extendedlearning/explore-program/
Tel.: 416-487-6780
Fax: 416-487-6781

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $100
Accepts students with children: No
La Cité collégiale
Ottawa (ON)

Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, La Cité collégiale offers a comprehensive, fast-paced and effective language curriculum focused on grammar, vocabulary, and oral expression. An array of sociocultural and recreational activities provide opportunities to use the target language spontaneously and expressively!

Michelle Hill
explore@lacitec.on.ca
Web Site: www.collegelacite.ca/explore
Tel.: 613-742-2483, ext. 2823
Toll-free: 1-800-267-2483
Fax: 613-742-2473

Spring Session
Dates: May 17, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $250
Accepts students with children: No
La Cité universitaire francophone, Université de Regina
Gaspé (QC)

Explore à Gaspé, été 2016! Focused on developing oral communication skills through authentic conversational situations, the La Cité universitaire francophone’s unique program makes full use of the magnificent natural surroundings of Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles in order to make learning French an active and stimulating experience. Imagine sailing, hiking, and camping in French! Come learn French and have outdoor fun in beautiful Gaspésie!

Abdoulaye Yoh
abdoulaye.yoh@uregina.ca
Web Site: lacite.uregina.ca/en/study-here/continuing-education/explore-program
Tel.: 306-585-4828
Toll-free: 1-866-214-8097
Fax: 306-585-5183

Summer Session
Dates: July 04, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 16–17 years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $50
Accepts students with children: No
Université de la Saskatchewan
Saskatoon (SK)

Since 1965, our FSL program is focused on spoken and comprehension mastery, with more than 200 hours of course work, workshops, sociocultural activities and excursions. Intensive daily instruction is delivered by highly experienced teachers using the communicative method. Optional excursions: weekend trip to Banff, day trip to Saskatoon Berry Barn, Shearwater River Cruise, Solar Gardens Cafe and greenhouses.  Most students can receive credit if their home institution grants a letter of permission.

Gisèle C. Piché
explore.asi@usask.ca
Web Site: ccde.usask.ca/learnlanguages/5week-french-explore
Tel.: 306-966-4355
Fax: 306-966-4356

Spring Session
Dates: May 07, 2016 — June 08, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $150
Accepts students with children: No
Université de Moncton
Moncton (NB)

The Université de Moncton has been offering programs in French as a second language for over 35 years. Immerse yourself in the French language the Acadian culture in the vibrant city of Moncton. In addition to learning French in a dynamic and interactive classroom environment and through various workshops and activities, you will have opportunities to experience the hospitality of the Acadian people and the beauty of the Canadian east coast with trips to top attractions in New Brunswick.

Dany Benoit
edperm@umoncton.ca
Web Site: www.umoncton.ca/learnfrench/explore
Tel.: 506-858-4121
Fax: 506-858-4489

Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 17+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $60
Accepts students with children: No
Université de Montréal
Montreal (QC)

The “École de langues” is located in the heart of the “Université de Montréal,” the largest French-speaking university in North America. It’s campus offers you a very safe place to study and beautiful view of the city below. The university's “École de langues” provides dynamic French credit courses adapted to students coming from all over the world. Our renowned activities program invites you to discover Montreal’s active cultural life.

R. Biba Fakhouri
infolang@fep.umontreal.ca
Web Site: fep.umontreal.ca/formations/ecole-de-langues/programmes-speciaux/programme-explore/
Tel.: 514-343-6179
Toll-free: 1-800-363-8876
Fax: 514-343-5984

Summer Session
Dates: June 27, 2016 — July 29, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Université de Saint-Boniface
Winnipeg (MB)

Our courses are taught using a communicative and experiential, theme-based approach. The emphasis is on oral conversation; but, there is also a handbook for each level. The course is broken down into sub-themes within a main theme. You will be able to complete two levels during the program. At the end of a level, with your class, you will make a final presentation using the vocabulary and concepts learned during the course. These presentations allow students to put their new skills on display.

Mona Dupré-Ollinik
explore@ustboniface.ca
Web Site: www.ustboniface.ca/explore
Tel.: 1-888-233-5112
Toll-free: 1-888-233-5112
Fax: 204-235-4489

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $125
Accepts students with children: No
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (QC)

Nestled in the Eastern Townships, the Université de Sherbrooke offers a language immersion program to develop oral and written communication skills while discovering Quebec and francophone culture.  Advanced students take part in volunteer activities.

Marie-Maude Cayouette
eef@USherbrooke.ca
Web Site: eefsherbrooke.com
Tel.: 819-821-7940
Fax: 819-821-7285

Spring Session
Dates: June 12, 2016 — July 16, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $35
Accepts students with children: No
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Chicoutimi (QC)

Our courses (7 credits) focus on conversation skills and highlight Quebec culture. Working in small groups of 18 students is conducive to applying new linguistic and cultural knowledge.  Sports and cultural activities are also on offer to help maximize language acquisition.  Every summer, 150 local families host our students. In our magnificent region, French is the language of daily life around the clock — the true meaning of immersion!

Solange Moreau
elf@uqac.ca
Web Site: elf.uqac.ca/english/programs-list/explore/
Tel.: 418-545-5036
Toll-free: 1-888-545-5036
Fax: 418-545-5353

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 18, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: July 04, 2016 — August 06, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Montreal (QC)

The FSL immersion program at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) offers both the fun of learning the French language and the fun of experiencing Quebecers’ warmth and culture. Participants take part in various educational activities designed to boost and strengthen language skills, notably theatre and pronunciation workshops. The demands of homework, while part of the Explore adventure, feel a lot lighter when you get to go on field trips to discover the heart and soul of Quebec’s cities. Our downtown scavenger hunt on Mount Royal is worth the trip!

Danielle Paquette
explore@uqam.ca
Web Site: www.langues.immersion.uqam.ca/
Tel.: 514-987-3000, ext. 1078
Fax: 514-987-4349

Spring Session
Dates: May 16, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: University Apartment
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières (QC)

The École internationale de français has been offering outstanding language courses since 1974.   In a totally francophone city, improve your written and oral skills to communicate efficiently in French. Participate in dynamic cultural activities, workshops and field trips, including visits to Quebec City and Montreal. Enjoy our modern facilities: Wi-Fi campus, cycling path, olympic pool, indoor and outdoor jogging tracks, modern gym, library, student café, etc.  Bring your child along!

Daniel Lavoie
eif@uqtr.ca
Web Site: www.uqtr.ca/eif
Tel.: 819-376-5124
Toll-free: 1-888-343-8645
Fax: 819-376-5166

Spring Session
Dates: May 09, 2016 — June 10, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $50
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: June 27, 2016 — July 29, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $50
Accepts students with children: Yes
Université Laval
Quebec City (QC)

This summer, sign up for French as a foreign language credit courses at Université Laval’s École de langues. This unique program is delivered by a team of experienced instructors and motivated group leaders, and alternates between classroom and sociocultural activities to create lively interaction among participants. Our campus is located in beautiful Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an inspiring and stimulating place to study.

Amélie Lachance
exp@elul.ulaval.ca
Web Site: www.elul.ulaval.ca/en/our-courses/french-as-a-foreign-language/intensive-courses/
Tel.: 418-656-2321
Fax: 418-656-7018

Spring Session
Dates: May 09, 2016 — June 10, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: July 04, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 18+ years old
Accommodation: Residence, Host Family
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Université Sainte-Anne
Pointe-de-l'Église (NS)

Near beaches and fishing villages of rural Nova Scotia, Université Sainte-Anne has an excellent reputation in French Immersion and offers a unique experience you won't soon forget!

Jean-Douglas Comeau
immersion@usainteanne.ca
Web Site: www.usainteanne.ca/
Tel.: 902-769-2114, ext. 7200
Toll-free: 1-888-338-8337
Fax: 902-769-2930

Spring Session
Dates: May 15, 2016 — June 18, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
Summer Session
Dates: July 03, 2016 — August 06, 2016
Admission criteria: 16+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No
University of Victoria
Victoria (BC)

A French experience with a west-coast flavour. The summer 2015 course will mark the 50th anniversary of the French program at the University of Victoria, on beautiful Vancouver Island, where it was created in 1965 (even before Explore existed!) under the name "La Maison Française." We now have all the facilities and resources of a modern, vibrant university, but some things never change: sunshine, beaches, rain forests, and a lush, green campus in an incredibly charming city.

Didier Bergeret
french@uvcs.uvic.ca
Web Site: www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Program/La-Maison-Francaise-5-week-immersion/FLMAISON/
Tel.: 250-721-8630
Fax: 250-721-8774

Summer Session
Dates: July 04, 2016 — August 05, 2016
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Accepts students with children: No

Questions?

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