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Curriculum and Credits

The Explore program is a 5-week intensive language course which takes place in a francophone environment. It is offered by many institutions in Ontario, Québec and other provinces. Candidates provide a list of regions/institutions where they would like to study. While they are usually placed in one of the institutions of their choice, this is not guaranteed.

The program offers courses and activities aimed at many different levels of French. Participants live in one of the campus residences or with a host family.

University of Guelph students may receive 0.5 credits for the courses they take, however the course details must be reviewed and approved by the University of Guelph.

 Instructions for submitting to the program Explore


Registration Information

Criteria of eligibility

To qualify for the program, the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Have a SIN number.
  • Either have completed at least grade 11 or be enrolled in a university. It is important to know, however, that certain courses have age limits. See the Explore web site for additional information.
  • Be registered as a full-time student for at least one of the terms of the current school year.

Please note that the program must be approved by the French Studies department of the University of Guelph in order to be eligible for credit.

Due date

Registration forms as well as all supplementary documents must be submitted to the coordinator of the province or territory of your permanent residence by mid-February. Check the My Explore web site for details. 

Candidates are generally informed of their admission status at the beginning of April.

Once accepted the student must respond in less than two weeks in order to receive the scholarship.

More information about the program, available bursaries and costs can be found at their website.