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Explore - Five Week Credit Program

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There's no better way to learn French and experience true Quebecois culture than by fully immersing yourself in the language and lifestyle.

French immersion and the town of Trois-Pistoles are made for each other. At the French Immersion School, we emphasize an integrated approach to learning. All elements of the program - the courses, the workshops, the homestay and the social and cultural activities - reinforce one another and maximize opportunities for you to hear and speak French and to enrich your cultural experience. 

Get a head start with our Prep Week 

Our one-week Prep Program for beginners to intermediate level students is held prior to the Explore session. Prep Week is designed to help you become familiar with the French Immersion School, the town of Trois-Pistoles, and to feel more comfortable and confident using the French language in daily situations.
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How to Apply for the Explore Bursary

If you are eligible for the Explore bursary, please apply (online, followed by a paper copy) before the deadline.  Bursaries are awarded by random draw at the end of March and if you have been awarded the bursary you will be notified by both your provincial coordinator and by Western University. 

Step One

Apply online for an Explore Bursary by February 15.

Step Two

Send a paper copy of your application (signed and sealed by your institution) to your Provincial Coordinator, post-marked no later than February 15. The Coordinator's address will be listed on the cover page.

Western Students must bring their paper application to Student Central on Main Campus (WSS 1120) to obtain the necessary signature and seal of the University.  This signed and sealed form, along with proof of citizenship (or permanent residency) may then be brought to the French Immersion School office for mailing.

Step Three

Wait for the draw results. The results are usually known at the end of March. You will receive an email from Explore. If you are awarded a bursary to Trois-Pistoles, you will automatically receive registration information via email from the French Immersion School. (You might be put on a waiting list. If so, we will contact you as soon as your name appears on the list).

 

Bursary Recipients

If you are awarded an Explore bursary to attend our program in Trois-Pistoles, we will send you a link to the registration page. At that point, you will need to complete the steps below.

Step One

Complete the placement test and keep a record of your score.

Step Two

You will be asked to provide the following information when registering:

  1. Placement test results
  2. Previous French language studies (if any)
  3. Accommodation requirements, including allergies and dietary restrictions
  4. Course code(s) for the course(s) you wish to take
  5. Health insurance information
  6. Travel information, if known
  7. Non-refundable application fee of $275 CAD

Step Three

Complete the online application.

 


Spring Session - May 14 - June 13

Admission Requirements

 

Minimum of 18 years old 
Please complete the online placement test 

Bursary Application Deadline

February 15
Cost

Explore Bursary covers:

  • Tuition
  • Homestay/meals

You are responsible for: 

  • Application fee ($275)
  • Travel costs
  • Spending money

 

 

Summer Session - July 9 - August 8

Admission Requirements

 

Minimum of 18 years old 
Please complete the online placement test 

Bursary Application Deadline

February 15
Cost

Explore Bursary covers:

  • Tuition
  • Homestay/meals

You are responsible for: 

  • Application fee ($275)
  • Travel costs
  • Spending money