MY EXPLORE program
LIVE THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE WITH A FIVE-WEEK FRENCH-LANGUAGE BURSARY PROGRAM
Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning, adventure, friendship and discovery.
Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion course. You can take the course in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,000 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the courses, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities.
TO TAKE PART IN THE EXPLORE PROGRAM FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
1. Talk to the Languages and Literatures Academic Advisor.
2. Apply to MY EXPLORE program through their website. Print the form and take it to Service Laurier, Regina 202, 2nd floor, to get a stamp and signature. Now you are ready to send your form and necessary documents to:
Language Exchange Programs
French-Language Education Policy & Programs
Ministry of Education
900 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Mowat Block
Toronto, ON M7A 1L2
3. Once you receive confirmation of acceptance into the Explore program, make sure to fill out a Letter of Permission, online or soft copy: LOP - to be print. This form must be handed into the Admin Office in the Department of Languages & Literatures (BA405). Your form will be forwarded to the Registrar's Office. Please follow the instructions carefully for the LOP online form. *This must be done before you leave for the Explore Program.
On the LOP you will be asked for a course code, if you are not able to take a placement test online before your leave, you will not have this information. Please write "to be determined" in the appropriate box.
4. When you finish the program, request an official transcript of your courses, to be forwarded to Wilfrid Laurier Unviersity, Att: Registrar's Office. 75 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5.
Transfer credits will only be assessed upon successful completion of the course. When you are picking your courses for the Explore Program, it is advised you pick courses with both an oral and a written component. No transfer credits will be granted for conversation courses only.
NOTE: Upon completion of your five intensive weeks, it is suggested that you hang on to all (or some) of your course work, as you may be required to show samples of assignments or course work to the Languages and Literatures Academic Advisor. Your courses will be assessed by the Languages and Literatures Academic Advisor, and applied to your student record accordingly.