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The Programme d'échanges et séjours linguistiques à l’extérieur du Québec (PESLEQ) funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation aims to support language exchange projects that focus on improving the command of a foreign language.

Grant funded
by the Ministry


who had at least 90 hours of classes in the target language


A minimum of 10 days excluding transport


for transportation
as well as a $100 personal allowance


can receive a grant of the same value than students.

Additional Information

Amount of the grant

The maximum amount that can be awarded is the cost of transportation at the lowest available price, up to $1 000 per person (local travel is not eligible). Participants will also receive a personal allowance of $100 per person.

The maximum number of supervisors eligible for funding is calculated according to the total number of students in the group:

  • 5 to 14 students: 1

  • 15 to 20 students: 2

  • 21 to 29 students: 3

  • 30 and + students: 4

Eligibility criteria

You must ensure the your project is eligible before applying for a grant with the PESLEQ

  • Groups should consist of at least 5 students;
  • Students must have had a minimum of 90 hours of classes in the target language prior to departure and within the current school year;
  • The language spoken in the chosen province or country should be the target language of the project;
  • During the stay, a minimum of 3 hours of target language classes per school day must be provided or supervised by the language teacher accompanying the group;
  • The minimum duration of the stay must be at least 10 days, excluding transportation to and from the destination;
  • The project must be coordinated by the language teacher*, in collaboration with the partner in the host province or country.

* Exceptionally, it may be accepted that the person accompanying the group is not the language teacher, however, as defined in the norms of the program by the Ministry, this person must be someone employed by the school or school board whose role includes supervising and coordinating projects. They must have a sufficient command of the target language to accompany and support Quebec students during the language immersion.

Submit a project

Applications must be submitted to Éducation internationale before Febuary 15th. Only school management may submit a project. To do so, they must complete the application form and submit it along with the following supporting documents:

  • Cost submission regarding transport

  • A detailed schedule of the project (clearly indicating the time spent on language courses)

  • List of names for Quebec students

  • List of names for participants of the host province or country

  • An official letter from the school management (Stating their responsibilities in terms of liability/safety and outlining the key elements of the project)

  • Any other relevant document

Documents to submit your application (French only)

Application form.

Please read all the information contained in the guide carefully before sending off your application. Complete all the forms and upload them here :

Appendix I: Detailed schedule.
Appendix II: Budget outline.
Appendix III: List of Quebec students.
Appendix IV: List of partner students.
Hel to fill out the PDF form
  • Appendix V: Proof of purchase of travel tickets for each participant (name and amount should appear on the document).

  • Appendix VI: Official letter from the director stating their commitment regarding responsibilities/safety and summarizing the main activities of the project.

  • Grant use report

    School management must complete the grant use report (in French only) and submit it to Éducation internationale at the latest 60 days after the completion of the project. Any unused sum will have to be reimbursed (e.g. student withdrawal).

    The report must also include the following documents :

    • A detailed schedule of the project (as it unfolded, including language classes, activities, etc.)

    • Proof of purchase for transport for each participant (the name and amount must appear on the document provided)

    • Any other relevant document (stories, photos, etc.)

    Complete all the forms and upload them here


    As a security measure, no funding will be granted for projects that take place in a country that is the subject of a level 3 travel advisory issued by the Government of Canada (avoid all non-essential travel).

    This program is funded by the ministère de l’Éducation du Québec. Éducation internationale and the Échanges azimut department has been mandated by the Ministry to administer this program.


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    Deadline: February 15

    Deadline: February 15