Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my family with me? Can I have someone stay overnight?

You will be staying in a student residence or home-stay that can only accommodate the participant.

If I am awarded a place at an institution, can I trade it for a different institution or session?

No, you cannot trade your place for one in a different institution or session.

Note: if you have an exceptional reason for refusing (e.g., a severe illness, death of a relative, etc.), contact your provincial/territorial coordinator to discuss being placed back on the waiting list or to receive priority status next year.

My friend and I want to do the program together. Can we be placed at the same location?

While it is technically possible that the randomized draw will assign two applicants to the same location, there is no way to guarantee it.

What should I do if I decide not to accept a place?

Contact the institution offering it and tell them that you are unable to accept it. You will not be penalized for refusing the place. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please apply again next year.

Note: if you have an exceptional reason for refusing (e.g., a severe illness, death of a relative, etc.), contact your provincial/territorial coordinator to discuss being placed back on the waiting list or to receive priority status next year.

Will I receive the funding directly? When will I receive the money?

The funding is transferred directly to the institution and covers your tuition, food, accommodation, and most of your activities.

Questions?

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