A unique 5-week non-credit program designed for Canadian students to learn English and explore a part of Canada they have never seen. The program is open to Canadian students who have been awarded a bursary from the Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC). The Explore Program at the English Language Centre at Lethbridge College offers the following:

  • 3.5 hours per day of Intensive ESL instruction
  • Focus on Communication
  • Dedicated, highly qualified and experienced instructors
  • Small classes
  • All levels, from Beginner to Advanced
  • Course materials
  • English only policy
  • Cultural activities and field trips
  • Residence or Homestay accommodation available
  • Graduation certificates and progress reports
  • Use of Lethbridge College's computer labs, library and other facilities
  • An unforgettable learning experience!

Please note: Students are required to provide their own health insurance during their stay in Alberta.


For students that have been awarded a bursary of $2200 for the Explore program, the only requirement is a processing fee of $275 (non-refundable).

An independent student that would like to pay for the course on their own will be required to pay $2475 (which includes the non-refundable processing fee of $275).

For more information regarding applying for a bursary, please contact the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada:
Web: http://www.myexplore.ca
Email:  explore@mels.gouv.qc.ca
Toll-free: 1-877-866-4242
Or visit:  http://www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/autresProgrammes/explore.asp

Classes Available

Dates: July 10 - Aug. 10, 2017

For further information and application documents, please contact Nicole Graveland at:

Email:  nicole.graveland@lethbridgecollege.ca
Phone:  403-320-3202 ext. 5581
Toll free in Canada:  1-800-572-0103 (ext. 5581)
Fax:  403-320-1401