Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered! Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery!

Explore program - Learn French and travel across Canada!


Summer blog

The Explore team at CMEC sincerely hopes that everyone had a wonderful time at one of the 56 Explore sessions offered across Canada! The things you have learned are invaluable, the memories you made will...

Non-bursary students

Did you just hear about the Explore program and wish to apply after the deadline has passed?

Unfortunately, the application portal is closed, and it’s too late to apply for an Explore bursary...


My experience in Explore three years ago was, without a doubt, one of the best times of my life. I met many friends, some of whom remain close friends, and, incredibly, the love of my...

Question / Answer

Many institutions accept non-bursary students into their Explore programs. These students are required to pay the full cost of the program (approximately $3,000 to $4,000) in order to participate. For more information, contact the institutions that...

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a travel discount on all available base fares for travel to and from locations for the Explore program.


We would be happy to answer your questions about Explore. Tell us how to contact you and we’ll be in touch.