Spring Session: May 27 - June 28, 2013
Summer Session: July 2 - August 3, 2013
For over 25 years, students from Canada have been choosing The University of Winnipeg's five-week Explore! Program to increase their knowledge and skills in the English language. The Explore! Program offers a learning and cultural experience that will leave you with a new appreciation for the English language while you make new friends and enjoy all that Winnipeg has to offer.
For information about the Explore! Bursary Program visit: http://www.myexplore.ca/en/
To find out about all that Winnipeg has to offer, visit: http://www.tourismwinnipeg.com/
Have questions about the Explore Program? , see our FAQ information brochure.
The University of Winnipeg Explore! Program offers:
- Placement tests to determine the most appropriate class for you
- Small, friendly classes and workshops that are interesting, practical, and fun
- Personalized and professional instruction by skilled and supportive instructors who are trained in second language instruction methods
- Practical and effective classroom lessons and workshops
- Many different activities & city excursions
- A trip to Banff as an optional student activity at the end of the program
- Wireless internet access and the use of several computer labs on campus
- Certificate and transcript, with a description outlining the work completed during the program
- High academic standards that stress essential skills
- Opportunities to experience the culture and lifestyle of a uniquely Canadian prairie city
- Opportunities to form lasting friendships with fellow students
- An opportunity to continue with a work placement ( spring session only ) through The Languages at Work Program
- We ensure that every student is placed in a class that reflects his or her level of ability and competence in the English language, which is determined for each student based on an entrance placement test conducted after your arrival.
- Morning sessions focus on developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Conversation classes followed by practical workshops will improve your speaking skills, as well as your knowledge of our city's culture and lifestyle.
- Workshop instructors encourage creativity as you work in supportive environments on interesting cultural topics such as music, drama, history, culture, community service, or sports.
- Students who participate in both the Explore! and Languages at Work Programs, take a specialized workshop called " English in the Workplace" for the duration of the Explore! Program instead of the workshops that are offered to students taking only the five week Explore! Program.
The schedule during the five weeks is follows:
- Students benefit from their participation in scheduled social activities that begin when classroom learning ends. We offer activities during the week, and on the weekends * All activities are mandatory unless specified in the student calendar you will receive upon your arrival.
- During socio-cultural activities you will have opportunities to practice your English as you share meals and participate in informal English conversation. Students also experience local history and culture. summer festivals, the arts, sports and much more!
- To learn more about our socio-cultural activities, visit: activities slideshow elp
- An excursion to Banff, Canmore, and Lake Louise is being offered to students in the Explore and students in other English Language Programs.
- TWO TRIPS OFFERED! June 27- July 2 AND August 1-6
SEATS LIMITED! REGISTER EARLY! REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 6!
- Transportation (chartered bus)
- Accommodation (4 nights)
- Park Entry Fee
- Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
- Excursion to Lake Louise
- Excursion to Canmore
- Excursion to Johnston's Canyon
- Excursion to Emerald Lake (British Colombia)
- Option to swim in the Banff Hot Springs
- Touring around the town of Banff (shopping, restaurants)
Sign-up is first come (53 students maximum). Contact Julie at email@example.com for more information. Registration begins May 6th.
Register early to reserve your place.
June/ July Banff Trip INFORMATION SHEET FOR JUNE/JULY BANFF TRIP
August Banff Trip INFORMATION SHEET FOR AUGUST BANFF TRIP
- All of the participants in the Explore! Program at the University of Winnipeg are placed with Homestay families during the length of his or her stay.
- Every effort is made to find the best match for students & families involved in the program.
- The benefits of Homestay include many more opportunities for students to practice their English skills in authentic situations outside of the classroom.
- Students must inform the Homestay coordinator of all flight information including flight number, flight dates and arrival times as soon as travel arrangements to Winnipeg have been made.
In English Please!
- In order to maximize the benefits for every student in the Explore! Program, students are expected to follow a strict English only policy during class time and at every activity. When you arrive, you will be asked to sign a contract that seals your commitment to speak only English during the program.
- Students not honoring this commitment will be accountable to their instructors, activity leaders and all other program staff.
- The University of Winnipeg will try to accommodate students with special needs whenever possible. Students with special needs who receive a bursary for the Explore! Program, must inform the program as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made in time for the start of the program.
- In the event that there is an Explore Program at
another institution better suited to accommodate a special need, students may
be directed to that institution as an alternate choice.
- Special needs costs arising from a choice of lifestyle, such as a vegetarian or vegan diet, or organic food will not be covered by the program. Only severe food allergies will be considered a special need. CMEC will require a medical certificate confirming the allergy.
Medical Conditions and Insurance
- Students are responsible for all expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions.
- Appropriate insurance coverage from the students home province during the Explore! Program is also the responsibility of the student, and should be in place before participating in the Explore! Program.
The University of Winnipeg Explore! Program is a partner with the Languages at Work Program!
- Languages at Work is a component of Young Canada Works (YCW) which provides work placement opportunities to students who complete the spring session of the Explore Program.For more information contact YCW at 1-800-267-5173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out this Languages At Work link for more information
- To participate in The University of Winnipeg Explore! Program, applicants must be 18 years or older
- Canadian residents or landed immigrants who have been enrolled as full-time students during the preceding academic year may be eligible to receive a bursary for this Program.
- For more information, please contact the Ministry of Education in your own province and ask about the Explore Program, or visit their website at: www.myexplore.ca
- The Explore Bursary Program is for Canadian Residents Only. All other students can apply to the June Intensive Program.
Application Information for Non-Bursary Students ( June Intensive Program)
If you do not qualify for a bursary but would like to participate in the Explore Program click here to download a June Intensive Program application.