Language Immersion Programs
Explore is an intensive language immersion program offered each year by La Cité. If you want to learn English or French and improve your ability to communicate while discovering Canada’s capital city, the Explore La Cité program is for you!
This summer, live the experience with La Cité in the heart of the national capital!
5-week French immersion program. In addition to language classes, participate in interactive and engaging social and cultural activities that will build your confidence in communicating in French... Oui, vous pouvez parler en Français et nous pouvons vous aider à le faire !
As part of our Summer program, you will be able to attend language classes, participate in engaging on-campus and off-campus activities, and have fun in conversation workshops with people from all across Canada. Our credit language courses are taught by dynamic and experienced teachers.
Explore La Cité is an AVAN program (Bring Your Own Digital Device).
TRAINING DATES FOR THIS SUMMER
French immersion program
May 27 to June 27 2024
July 2nd to August 2nd 2024
English immersion program
July 2nd to August 2nd 2024
In-class/in person only
(local restrictions permitting).
How Much Does It Cost?
The program itself is free by
applying for a scholarship at Explore.
Registration fees are $275
(non-refundable) per participant.
Am I Eligible For The Scholarship?
To be eligible, you must meet the following funding criteria:
Have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status 
Be 19 years of age or older when the Explore program begins
Have been a part-time or full-time student for at least one term during the current school year
There are no language skill requirements. If you meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for a place funded by the Government of Canada
 People who hold a visa to study in Canada are not eligible.
Part-time students are now accepted!
Not Eligible For A Scholarship? No Worries! We’ve Got You Covered.
Imagine taking in-person immersion language classes for less than 20$ per hour. Our language training programs are open to everyone, including employees of the private and public sectors, family members of the military and embassy communities and international students or newcomers.
Out-of-town All-inclusive Package
$3,000  per person (equivalent to $85 per day!)
Includes registration fees, accommodation, a bus pass, and the 5-week immersion program (classes, workshops, and socio-cultural activities). Program fees are non-refundable.
$453  – taxes included per person (equivalent to $18 per day!)
Includes registration fees, and the 5-week immersion program (morning classes 9am to 12pm). Program fees are non-refundable.
$1,640  per person (equivalent to $65 per day!)
Includes registration fees, and the 5-week immersion program (classes, workshops, and socio-cultural activities). Program fees are non-refundable
 Aditional fees may apply for students with a Study Visa or Permit status. Contact email@example.com for more information
Discover explore La Cité’s best attractions, celebrations and nightlife in canada’s capital region!
Canada’s #1 destination for students
More student groups visit Ottawa-Gatineau each year than any other Canadian city. It’s little wonder! For language teachers and monitors, Canada’s capital offers a wealth of national historic sites, museums and monuments that immerse Explore La Cité participants in the story of our country’s past, present, and future.
For Explore La Cité participants, Ottawa offers a diverse range of ways to enjoy summer — from cycling to adventure experiences and buzzing nightlife to festivals, sports and, let’s not forget, Canada Day Celebrations.
Check out all the cool stuff to do in french during your explore La Cité experience!
Join us this summer at Canada’s best explore destination
Explore La Cité