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NEWS: Nunavut February 08, 2018 - 9:30 am

Apprenez le français—Learn French this summer, GN suggests

The Explore program seeks keen students for summer French-immersion

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The Explore program sends students to places like the Gaspé in Quebec to learn French in a French-speaking environment. (FILE PHOTO)
The Explore program sends students to places like the Gaspé in Quebec to learn French in a French-speaking environment. (FILE PHOTO)

If you are a full-time Grade 11, Grade 12 or post-secondary student from Nunavut, the Department of Education urges you to apply by Feb. 15 for a $2,200 bursary through the federal government’s Explore program.

Explore is a five-week intensive French language-immersion program offered in the spring or summer.

And participants from Nunavut can have their travel fees reimbursed and can receive five credits for their participation in the program.

Participants also receive a bursary that covers tuition fees for the program, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops and other activities.

The educational institution you attend receives the bursary directly. Bursaries are awarded by random draw.

The Summer Language Bursary Program, which became Explore, was created in 1971 to provide students with a chance to improve their knowledge of one of Canada’s official languages and to broaden their knowledge of the culture associated with it.

The program followed the adoption of the Official Languages Act to promote the learning of French and English.

For more information, including who is eligible, please contact Nunavut’s territorial co-ordinator, Josianne Beaumont, at 867-975-5652 or jbeaumont@gov.nu.ca.

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