Saskatoon Explore Program

About Explore

2021 Program: ONLINE May 3 to June 2 (except May 24 which is a statutory holiday)

Accredited by the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC), Explore is a French Immersion program specifically designed for students to study French as a Second Language. This year, students from across Canada will register to learn French and experience French culture in a virtual environment. Our online program features interest-based workshops, socio-cultural activities, and more.

In level-specific classrooms and in a synchronous on line learning environment, students learn themes, vocabulary, and grammar taught with the communicative and experiential methods, participate in group projects and activities, and focus on conversation, discussions, and debates. All levels read and exploit the short story/tale: Le Petit Prince.

  • Beginner to advanced (4 levels)
  • 80+ hours over 5 weeks
  • Offered once annually in spring

How to Apply

Who can study French at the University of Saskatchewan's Explore Program? All full-time students in post-secondary institutions who are Canadian citizens or who have permanent residency status would qualify for the bursary.

For admission into Explore, you will first apply for the bursary. Approval is granted by your home province. Once you get an email from CMEC that you have been granted a bursary, you will be able to register into the University of Saskatchewan's Explore Program.

Please note that a non-refundable registration fee of $275 is not covered by the bursary.

If you would like more information, please contact us at 306-966-4355 or


Are you a current or past Explore student? You can order a transcript for $10.

2021 Explore Program

For USask Students

Students applying to the Explore program are able to submit the official University of Saskatchewan Confirmation of Enrolment to confirm information for the Explore program.

Click here for further information regarding the Confirmation of Enrolment.

You are able to produce the Confirmation of Enrolment letter at PAWS > Registration > Confirmation of Enrolment Letter.