Where to Explore?

Attention: Due to CoVID-19, please note that all 2020 spring and summer sessions have been cancelled.

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.


Click on the province of your choice or make your selection based on institutions' requirements.



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Université de la Saskatchewan - CANCELLED
Saskatoon (SK)

Our program’s strong focus on the mastery of French—both comprehension and speaking—also integrates Le Petit Prince at all levels (film, book, activities). We offer 200+ hours of course work, workshops, sociocultural activities, and excursions with an emphasis on exposure to francophone, First Nation, and science cultures. Optional excursions: Banff, The Berry Barn, Shearwater River Cruises, and Saskatoon’s Solar Gardens, including the greenhouses and the Firestick Café. Most students receive credit when their home institution grants a letter of permission.

The activities preferred by participants:

  • Trip to Banff
  • Trip to Wanuskewin Heritage Park
  • Folk dance workshop

What makes this program special and unique:

  • Intensive university-level French program 
  • Access to Indigenous events, sites, and faculties
  • Access to science facilities: the Canadian Light Source and the observatory

Gisèle C. Piché
Web Site:
Tel.: 306-966-4355
Fax: 306-966-4598

Spring Session
Dates: May 10, 2020 — June 10, 2020
Admission criteria: 19+ years old
Accommodation: Residence
Non-refundable registration fee: $275
Refundable deposit: $150
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.