What is Explore – Official Languages Programs



    I’ve learned more about Quebec culture in these five weeks than I ever thought possible.

    Adam, Alberta to Quebec
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    It was an unforgettable experience and I would like to return to Quebec.

    Amy, Alberta to Quebec

    What is Explore?

    Explore is an intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring and summer. If you are interested in learning or improving French and travelling to a new part of Canada, then Explore might be the perfect program for you.

    Program Length

    For participants aged 16 and older, Explore institutions offer spring and summer sessions, which last between 31 and 33 days. For 13- to 15-year-olds, 19- to 21-day summer sessions are available.

    Learning French in the heart of rural Quebec gave me an understanding that had eluded me before.

    Andreas, British Columbia to Quebec

    Key reasons why people love to Explore

    • Learning French
    • Experiencing francophone culture and way of life
    • Connecting with others from across Canada and making friends
    • Traveling to another part of the country
    • Opportunities to continue learning French in a professional context with the Languages at Work program.

    Exploring language and culture through social and travel experiences has never been this rewarding. For some, it’s life-changing!