Many institutions from coast to coast offer Explore in the spring or summer. It’s your choice!
Each institution offering Explore has its own admission criteria.
Click on the province of your choice or make your selection based on institutions’ requirements.
Click on the province of your choice or make your selection based on institutions' requirements.
Since 1971, the École de français at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières has offered an immersion program in a francophone environment. Trois-Rivières is a port city, secure, totally francophone, and rich in history and culture.
Explore Jonquière is…
• More than 40 years’ experience, with a great national and international reputation
• High-quality French instruction (qualified teachers who care about your success)
• A wide variety of sociocultural activities — discover French-Canadian culture!
• A talented, dynamic, and caring mentoring team
• More than 100 dedicated host families
• Walking distance to all services
• An unforgettable experience!
A unique destination
• One of the most French-speaking areas in North America (98 per cent)
• An exceptional fjord (one of the largest in the world)
• People renowned for their welcoming nature and hospitality
• Delicious, traditional cuisine
• A great destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors
Join us for a great learning adventure!
Listen and you will hear its tales of adventure and spirit…
The Nipissing and French River regions have a rich historical and cultural past. For thousands of years before Europeans arrived, Aboriginal people used the river as a place to meet and exchange trade goods. Before Canada became a country, French voyageurs were paddling its waters — brigades of canoes portaged around rapids and waterfalls transporting furs from Canada’s great Northwest to market in Montreal. Because of its historic significance, the French River was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1986.
Come experience “la joie de vivre!”. At Collège Boréal’s Explore Immersion Program, you will discover new regions. YOU will learn and live the French language and have a blast doing it, by participating in local French cultural activities, listening to French music, and creating your own francophone tradition and experience….You may even participate in multicultural exchanges where you reside in the state-of-the-art student residence. You will also experience the most renowned francophone activity of the year, la Saint-Jean-Baptiste!
Come and “Explore” Boréal au Nipissing… a celebration of pride and tradition! Join us in this “Land of the Voyageur” learning adventure.
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.
Spring accommodation: Host family
Summer accommodation: Residence
In a college rich in over 175 years of history, come discover one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world! Participate in an unforgettable language-learning experience, using a communicative approach, in a secure and completely francophone environment. Take part in our classes, workshops, and many other enrichment activities, all supervised by a dynamic and enthusiastic team of professionals. Imagine a typical day with us: morning: in class to practise the language; afternoon: in workshops on dance, theatre, arts, sports, or journalism, or on outings such as TreeGO, Quebec City, or Grosse Île; evening: winding down, in conversation with people from the community, attending a masked ball, or relaxing beside a campfire on the riverbank…
Web Site: www.csj.ualberta.ca/pavillondelapocatiere/exploreprogram.html
Discover Quebec City (a World Heritage City) and the oldest French college in North America, Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier. For over 30 years, participants have counted on the dynamism and professionalism of a highly trained pedagogical team and motivated activity leaders.
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.
Focused on developing oral communication skills through authentic communicative situations, the unique program of the Institut français makes full use of the magnificent natural environment surrounding the 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 fun outdoors in beautiful Gaspésie!
Located in the heart of the National Capital Region of Canada (Ottawa), La Cité collégiale – Ottawa campus, offers a dynamic program that focuses on a communicative, innovative and interactive pedagogical approach.
Our teaching methods will give you a solid base in French conversation, reading, writing, and comprehension.
Our college offers a friendly, safe, warm, and open-to-the-world environment that facilitates friendship ties and the integration of students in our immersion program.
Be part of a life-changing experience!
Located in Quebec, Canada’s oldest French immersion program offers degree credit courses, homestay with local residents, a vibrant sociocultural program, plus the Languages at Work program. Join us for your best immersion experience ever!
Since 1965, our FSL program has focused on mastery of spoken French and offered more than 200 hours of course work, workshops, and sociocultural activities. We also offer a number of excursions, including a weekend in Banff.
The Université de Moncton is situated in the heart of Acadia. Our program enables you to immerse yourself in the French language, taking advantage of the educational and cultural sites of the greater Moncton area.
The École de français is located in the heart of the Université de Montréal, the largest French-speaking university in North America. Its campus offers you a very safe place to study and a beautiful view of the city below. The university’s École de français 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.
USB offers a unique learning experience in the French quarter of Winnipeg. Through classroom instruction, workshops, and activities, you will gain experience in understanding and using French in real-life situations.
Set in the heart of Quebec’s Eastern Townships, an area rich in culture and physical beauty, the Université de Sherbrooke offers a program that emphasizes the development of both language and communication skills.
Explore our program and combine French and fun during a once-in-a-lifetime immersion experience in a purely francophone environment. With nature just around the corner, Chicoutimi is a lively city offering many urban and cultural activities in a picture-postcard setting.
In this FSL immersion experience, mornings are devoted to practising French using activities relating to everyday situations, always in settings related to Montreal, Quebec, and the French-speaking world.
In the afternoons, students take part in communication workshops that promote the development of language autonomy through a range of cultural activities (drama, photo contests, etc.). Many evening and weekend activities are also offered.
Web Site: www.langues.immersion.uqam.ca/en/our-programs/explore-program-for-canadian-student.html
Tel.: 514-987-3000, ext. 2282
L’École internationale de français (ÉIF) de l’UQTR has been offering outstanding language courses since 1974. The ÉIF has a team of experienced professors and dynamic monitors.
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 Québec city and Montréal.
Enjoy our modern facilities and services: Wi-Fi campus, 12 km cycling path, olympic pool, indoor and outdoor jogging tracks, modern gym, library, student café, etc.
Bring your child along for a great summer experience (registration in Université des enfants program required. Please note this is only available during the Summer Session).
Come Explore with us!
Bienvenue chez nous!
Come learn French in the stimulating setting of the École de langues de l’Université Laval. In our immersion program, we have a university-credited French course for you, whatever your level of French. You will enjoy first-rate instruction, as well as a wide variety of social and cultural activities in Quebec City, the cradle of French language and culture in North America and a World Heritage City renowned for its European charm.
Near the 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!
A small program offering individual attention to students at all levels. Students learning French share accommodation with French-speaking students learning English. Super Natural BC!
A French atmosphere with a west-coast flavour on beautiful Vancouver Island. Sunshine, beaches, forests, a lush green campus, and an international francophone staff.
Web Site: www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Program/La-Maison-Francaise-5-week-immersion/FLMAISON/
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I’m nervous, but acquiring French will be invaluable to my grad work, my experiences as a Canadian, and my personal education. Who knows? Post-Explore, maybe I can celebrate my next vacation in France through the ability to finally order a sandwich.
Rebecca Schneidereit is learning French through the Explore program., NS
All institutions require a $200 registration fee (non-refundable).
You must meet all admission criteria by the time the course begins. Please pay special attention to the date classes start, as well as the type of accommodation offered.
Once bursaries are awarded, switching sessions or institutions is permitted only in exceptional cases and with the authorization of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC).
Do you have a disability, need for medical care, etc.? If so, you must contact your host institution as soon as you receive the e-mail informing you of the status of your application. Please note that you may be assigned to an institution other than the one you have chosen, which will be better able to assist you.