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?

Some institutions may require you to arrive a day earlier and/or leave a day later than the listed program dates. Please confirm your exact arrival and departure dates with your assigned institution before making any travel arrangements.

If you are not eligible for the funding provided by the Explore program (or if you miss the program deadline) and still wish to participate, most institutions accept participants who can cover their own expenses. Please contact the institution directly for more information.

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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Collège Boréal – Sudbury
Sudbury (ON)

Come and Explore the “Land of the Voyageurs.” Listen to the tales of adventure and spirit of the Sudbury Region, with its rich cultural history. Come and experience “la joie de vivre”! In Collège Boréal’s Explore program, you’ll discover new regions, live the French language, and have a blast doing it by participating in activities and creating your own French cultural traditions. Come and “Explore” Boréal – Sudbury… a celebration of pride and tradition!

The activities preferred by participants:

  • Science North and Dynamic Earth
  • Themed activities, Eco-environment, Arts and Active Living
  • La St. Jean Baptiste Celebration

What makes this program special and unique:

  • Excellent accommodations facilities in student residence
  • Beautiful vistas, Lake Ramsey
  • Excellent student to teacher ratio

Julie Nadeau
Web Site:
Tel.: 705-560-6673, ext. 2808
Toll-free: 1-800-361-6673, ext. 2808

Spring Session
Dates: June 03, 2019 — July 05, 2019
Admission criteria: 17+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $100
Accepts students with children: No
Glendon Campus of York University
Toronto (ON)

With almost 35 hectares of green space, complete with the Don River and surrounding forest, it’s hard to tell that you are in the middle of the city while at the Glendon Campus of York University.
Glendon’s Explore Program is for all language levels. While all four skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) will be utilized, the activity-based program offers a curriculum focusing on everyday oral communication in a wide range of situations.

The activities preferred by participants:

  • Niagara Falls
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Toronto Blue Jays

What makes this program special and unique:

  • Small campus, big experience
  • Steps away from everything Toronto has to offer
  • Situated on 35 hectares of beautiful parkland

Jennifer E. Sipos
Web Site:
Tel.: 416-487-6780
Fax: 416-487-6781

Spring Session
Dates: May 20, 2019 — June 21, 2019
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $100
Accepts students with children: No


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