Explore – Second Language Bursary Program

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Explore is a five-week, intensive language immersion program that is offered during the spring or summer. The program provides opportunities for English-speaking students to study French, and for French-speaking students to study English.

The program contributes a $2, 800 for each participant to cover the costs of tuition fees, instructional materials, meals and accommodation.

Who can apply

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • be at least in Grade 11 (Secondary 5 in Quebec) during the current school year or be at the post-secondary level;
  • have been a full-time student for at least one term during the current school year; and
  • be at least 16 years old on the first day of the course.

How to apply

Eligible students can submit an online application. Visit Explore for full instructions on how to apply.

Application deadline

February 15, 2020

Contact us

For more information, please contact Explore:


1-877-866-4242 (toll-free)

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