Explore – Second Language Program

Explore is an intensive language immersion program that provides opportunities for English-speaking students to study French, and for French-speaking students to study English. For participants 16 and older, Explore sessions are offered during the spring or summer, which last between 31 and 33 days. For 13- to 15-year-olds, three-week summer sessions are available. Some virtual Explore sessions are offered for those who are unable to participate in person.

The program contributes a $2, 800 for each participant ages 16 years and older and $2,000 for participants 13 to 15 years of age 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;
  • meet the Explore institution’s minimum age requirement by the time Explore begins (13–15, 16–17, or 18+); and
  •  have been a part-time or full-time student for at least one term during the current school year.

Odyssey program participants within the last two years also qualify for Explore.

How to apply

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

Application deadline

February 15 of every year

Deadline extensions may occur. Please check the Official Languages Programs website for more information.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Explore:


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

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