Explore Program

The Explore Program is an intensive five-week French language bursary program which takes place during the spring or summer sessions at various institutions across Canada. It is designed to help you discover another region of Canada, meet new people, and exchange ideas while improving your knowledge of French. It should be noted that knowing French is very beneficial in Canada as it opens up job opportunities that may not be accessible otherwise. For example, several job placements in the Canadian government require knowledge of French and being bilingual is often listed as an asset on job descriptions.

Transfer Credit Eligibility

  1. Apply online to the Explore Program (deadline Feb 28th)

  2. If you are selected, you must complete and submit the Explore Program acceptance package to the host institution within 2 weeks (10 days) of receiving it from the Explore Program. If you do not respond to the Explore Program acceptance package within this time frame, your spot will be given to someone else on the waitlist

  3. AFTER you receive notice from the Explore Program of the university to which you have been accepted, apply for a Letter of Permission (LOP) from U of T Scarborough. Refer to the U of T Scarborough Calendar for rules and regulations concerning Letters of Permission. Click here to access the on-line LOP information and print off a copy of the LOP Transfer Credit Recommendation Memo (available in the on-line LOP application)

  4. Contact Prof. Jeri English, Supervisor of Study Elsewhere for French (room HW424, jeri.english@utoronto.ca) for advice about choosing courses of an appropriate level and that most closely correspond to the curriculum at the University of Toronto. Bring: A copy of your Explore Program Confirmation and the LoP Transfer Credit Recommendation Memo to the appointment so that Prof. English can sign the appropriate page.

  5. AFTER submitting your on-line LOP application, return the signed LOP Transfer Credit Recommendation Memo to Admissions and Recruitment in AA128 with the required $25 LoP fee. Course descriptions are required with your completed application, but if you cannot get them, then you must hand in the course descriptions after returning from the program. DO THIS AT LEAST THREE WEEKS BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE. If your LOP application is approved, you will be advised of the level of French in which you must register in order to be eligible for transfer credit. Enroll in courses that are at a level higher than the French courses you have already completed.