Explore Program

Program Information

In-Person 18+

Immerse yourself in an intensive program, with international students, to improve your oral and written English skills. Participate in engaging lessons, activities, and discussions. Discover prairie sunsets and hospitality, while making life-long friends and connections to another part of Canada.

Program highlights:

  • Develop your English skills at a research-intensive university
  • Indigenous component to programming
  • Gain insight into common university classroom expectations and strategies for cross-cultural communication
  • Highly experienced instructors
  • Enjoy access to UM facilities and services
  • Vibrant and picturesque campus. It contains numerous potential film location sites and occasionally allows use of its facilities to members of the film industry.

Example activities:

  • Sociocultural and recreational activities
  • Outdoor excursions to cultural and historic sites

Classroom hours:

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. CDT

16+ Virtual Format

Immerse yourself in an intensive English program, with international students, at the University of Manitoba. Students enrolled in this full-time Explore program, will use Zoom to join their classes with their instructors and classmates to engage in lessons, activities, and discussions. Students will also be able to participate in online activities in their own time.  Make life-long friends and global connections!

    Program highlights:

    • Develop your English skills in a research-intensive university
    • Indigenous component to programming
    • Gain insight into common university classroom expectations and strategies for cross-cultural communication
    • Highly experienced instructors
    • Daily interaction with students from different cultures
    • Opportunities to extend learning outside the classroom

    Example activities:

    • Fun virtual activities include tours, chat café, games etc.

    Classroom hours:

    Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. CDT

    Explore for Youth (13-15) Virtual Format

    The University of Manitoba offers an interactive virtual program, with a focus on practical communication skills and strategies focusing on culture and current themes and topics. Students will learn common idioms, academic vocabulary, and improve their writing.  Be ready to participate and to make connections with others on Zoom! 

      Program highlights:

      • Develop your English skills in a research-intensive university
      • Indigenous component to programming
      • Task-based learning and workshops
      • Learn about the unique geographical context of Manitoba
      • Opportunities to extend learning outside the classroom

      Example activities:

      • Fun virtual activities include tours, games, etc.

      Classroom hours:

      Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. CDT

      2024 Program Dates

      In-Person 18+ (5 weeks)
      Session 1: May 6 - June 7
      Session 2: July 8 - August 9

      Virtual 16+ (5 weeks)
      Session 1: July 8 - August 9

      Virtual 13-15 year-olds (3 weeks)
      Session 1: July 8-26
      Session 2: July 29-August 16

       

      Eligibility Requirements & Application

      For eligibility requirements and to apply, please go to: https://englishfrench.ca/explore/

      Contact Us

      English Language Centre
      520 UMSU University Centre
      University of Manitoba
      Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

      204-474-9251
      Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.