Winter English Explorer Program

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 (such as skating on the world's longest outdoor skating rink) 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

  • Integration into a Canadian school in English (after central English and activity program)
  • Homestay family with three meals per day included through the homestay
  • Ottawa Airport pick up and drop off
  • Welcome orientation and a farewell event/reception
  • 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

An immersion program experience can intensify the English language development especially by integrating students into various academic subjects with Canadian peers. 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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