1. For virtual sessions, will educational resources be provided online?

Yes, the learning materials are provided by Explore La Cité. You should bring pens, pencils, notebooks, and paper for your classes. Explore La Cité is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program, so you need to bring a digital device such as a laptop with you this summer. More information will be provided by Explore La Cité once you have completed your registration.
2. Do I need to travel to Ottawa?
Yes! This summer, Explore will take place IN PERSON, so you will be able to participate in classes and activities both at our campus and around the Ottawa region! 
3. Are there registration fees?
Yes, and the total amount is $250.00. The registration fees must be paid directly to Collège La Cité in order to reserve and confirm your place with Explore 2022. 
4. What is the program schedule?
Whether you are beginner or advanced, you will participate in language classes Monday-Friday. There will also be workshops and sociocultural activities offered in the afternoons and evenings. 

The finalized calendar will be made available in June. 

5. Do I need to buy a bus pass?
No! As a bursary participant, you will receive an OC Transpo bus pass that will be valid for the length of your stay in Ottawa. This will allow you to explore the Ottawa region! 
6. What level will I be in?

Every participant must take a placement test. The results of this test will determine which level you will be registered in. 
7. Can I work in the evening and on the weekend during the program?
No, it is not recommended to work during the Explore program. The Explore program is a full-time immersion program and attendance is mandatory. 
8. Can I cook at the residence?

The cooking equipment available on each floor is a toaster oven, a conventional oven, and a fridge. Students are responsible for purchasing ingredients at the grocery store. Students must also bring utensils and other cooking equipment with them. 
9. Will I have Internet at the residence?

Yes, at the residence you will have access to free wireless internet. 

If you have questions about the Explore La Cité program or how to pay your registration fees, you can write to us at or contact us at 613-742-2483 or toll-free 1 800 267-2483 extension 2371.