Explore – Summer French Language Program

Five-week French-Language Bursary Program – most expenses are covered!

The Explore Program gives students the chance to study French in an immersion environment at different locations around the country. A government bursary means that almost all costs are covered (including tuition and living expenses). Selection is through a lottery system, and to be eligible, students must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • have been registered for at least 12 units for at least one term during the current academic year

Transfer Credit

It is possible to get elective transfer credit for some but not all courses that are offered through the Explore program. If you wish to do this, you should apply for courses at centres that offer university credit.

You must also apply for a Letter of Permission before you apply for the program, to make sure that your particular course is appropriate for transfer credit. If awarded, transfer credit is usually given as 6 units of unspecified Level 1 or Level 2 French (FRENCH 1*6 or FRENCH 2*6). Some conditions apply:

  • Explore credits cannot be used to meet French degree program requirements. Students registered in a French program can receive up to six units of elective transfer credit for eligible Explore courses only
  • Students who are not in a French program can use a maximum of 12 units of transfer credit from eligible Explore courses (if they are able to participate in the program for more than one year) to meet elective requirements
  • A maximum of six units of transfer credit from an eligible Explore course (must be assessed as Level 2 French) can be applied towards a French Minor

Universities offering Explore courses which can be considered for transfer credit are:

  • Université Laval
  • Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School (University of Western Ontario)
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • Université de Moncton
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université de Montréal

Before applying to an Explore program, Commerce students must make an appointment to our Letter of Permission Coordinator to discuss their letter of permission. Details of the application process are available on the Explore website: myexplore.ca

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