Winter English Explorer

Experience Canada’s Beautiful Winter

Canada’s snowy winter is a thrilling backdrop for an engaging English immersion experience. Ask us about our “Winter English Explorer”, which is a modified version of our popular summer program. Student groups accompanied by their chaperone/teacher participate in a program that incorporates fun-filled winter activities and other cultural activities with daily communicative English lessons and a Canadian homestay program. This program is a two-week program for grades 7-12 and is a closed-group program meaning that there is no integration with other international student groups. A visit to a Canadian school may be incorporated into this program. Some past groups have followed the experience with a short-term integration experience into a Canadian school - see our

Global Classroom Program.

Winterlude Winter Activity

Who Can Attend

Student groups of Grades 7 and up

Program Features

  • Daily English classes and afternoon cultural activities
  • Homestay family with three meals per day included through the homestay
  • Ottawa Airport pick up and drop off
  • Welcome orientation and a farewell ceremony
  • City bus pass
  • Certificate of achievement
  • 24-hour emergency contacts
  • Complimentary homestay and bus pass for chaperones (minimum ten students per chaperone)
  • Weekend day trips such Montreal, pioneer village, wildlife park, museums (at an additional cost)
  • Health insurance

Benefits

The WEE (Winter English Explorer) program brings a cultural and linguistic enrichment to students that can be followed by an integration into a Canadian school. Such an immersion can intensify English language development. Beyond the cultural and social enrichment that students can get by living with a Canadian family and attending a Canadian school, their use of English is deepened across the various content areas of their schooling.

How to Apply

  • For School Groups only - please email us at ocenet@ocdsb.ca (subject line: WINTER EXPLORER) or contact us at 613-239-0314.
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