Explore Program

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Do you want to become a more effective communicator in English for academic, personal or business purposes? Are you seeking a cultural experience in Western Canada?

Each year the U of R offers two five-week Explore sessions (Spring and Summer) to students who are 18 years of age or older if sponsored with an Explore bursary by the Government of Canada. These sessions are also offered to international non-bursary students who are 16 years of age or older, but non-bursary students who are not yet 18 years of age must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Discover Regina, Saskatchewan, While Learning English

  • Build your confidence and improve your fluency in English, while having fun.
  • Use English in real-life situations, in addition to the classroom, interacting with native English speakers.
  • Receive an average of 6.0 to 6.5 program hours per day, including formal lessons and cultural activities.
  • Have access to a library, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and computer with Internet.
  • Visit the RCMP Training Academy and see where Canada’s RCMP recruits are trained.
  • Participate in the annual Mosaic Multi-Cultural Festival.
  • Kayak on Regina’s Wascana Lake, located in one of North America’s largest urban parks.
  • Canadian post-secondary students may apply for a government bursary worth $2,800 (taxable income) that covers the major expenses for participating in the program.

For more information, see the Explore Canada website.

Admission and Registration

2019 Spring

Spring General Information PDF icon

Printemps Renseignements généraux PDF icon

Spring Explore Application Form (Bursary Students) PDF icon

Spring Explore Application Form (International) PDF icon

2019 Summer

Summer General Information PDF icon

Été Renseignements généraux PDF icon

Summer Explore Application Form (Bursary Students) PDF icon

Summer Explore Application Form (International) PDF icon

Languages at Work

  • If you are an Explore participant, you will have the opportunity to put your English to work and receive a job placement after the program. Use your second language in a workplace environment, improve your fluency, build your resume and earn money!
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must be a bursary recipient.

Dates and Fees for international and non-bursary students

Spring Explore 2019

June 21 - July 24 (fee TBD)

* Please note dates and fees are subject to change without notice.

Additional Fees

  • Choose the Homestay Program, operated by the U of R, with the opportunity to live with a Canadian Family
    • $225 Placement Fee
    • $30/day (includes meals & snacks)
  • Or choose accommodation in a modern residence on campus and meals in the cafeteria on campus
    • $50/day
  • Weekend activities
  • Swimming pool and fitness centre on-campus
    • $45 fee for unlimited use
  • Shorter stays are negotiable
For more information, or to register, email ESL.