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					                                          Language Centre
                                    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan




             Explore Spring Intensive French Immersion Bursary Program 2010
                          May 24 (Victoria Day) to June 25, 2010

Dear Student,

Bonjour and Congratulations!

This is to inform you that you have been granted a bursary to attend the Explore Spring Intensive French
Immersion Program at the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre.

Please keep this document as formal notification of having received an Explore Spring Intensive French
Immersion Language Bursary from the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada.

This document is 19 pages in length. It includes all of the information, forms and schedules that you will
need in order to participate in our Explore Spring Intensive French Immersion Program (May 24 (Victoria Day) -
June 25, 2010). Please read thoroughly and keep it for yourself. All deadlines, rules and regulations indicated
in this letter must be followed. Any correspondence regarding the EXPLORE BURSARY program should be
sent to Ms. Piché at the address below.

                        Ms. Gisèle Piché, Director, Immersion Programs
                        UofS Language Centre
                        232-221 Cumberland Ave N
                        Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3

                        Phone: 306.966.4355     Fax:    306.966.4356     E-mail: gisele.piche@usask.ca

The principal objective of our program is to improve your SPOKEN FRENCH.             So be ready to SPEAK
FRENCH and HAVE FUN TOO!
Your mailing address during the immersion period will be:

        ✱1: University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
           232-221 Cumberland Ave N
           Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3


        ✱ 2: Mohyla Institute
           1240 Temperance Street
           Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P1
                                                                                          ✱1
                                                                                ✱2




                                         Admission/Registration

This 5-week French Immersion program is a University of Saskatchewan non-
credit course. As well, in order to be admitted, you must have completed Grade 11 and be 17 years old
prior to the beginning of the program.



                                              Fees/Costs
                The bursary from the CMEC covers your tuition, books, photocopies, food & lodging (in our
                   approved Homestay or residence) and all excursions, excluding those listed as optional.



$150.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee

This non-refundable registration fee is to ensure commitment to our program and to the bursary, and is levied
throughout Canada by accredited institutions of the Explore Program.


$100 Non-Optional Incidental Fees

These incidental fees cover the costs of the CD-ROM souvenir, the souvenir bunny hug, Internet & email
access and the final banquet. These fees are non-refundable after May 14, 2010. Should you withdraw from
the program before May 14, 2010, these fees will be refunded to you. Other than your discretionary expenses,
you will not be required to purchase any other items or disburse any other fees during the program.


$100 Refundable Damage Deposit

This damage deposit is refundable if your room has not been damaged and your room & outside door keys
have been returned. Refunds will be processed approximately 2 weeks after your departure. Any student
leaving the program before taking the final exam Parts A & B, will not receive this refund.
$325 Banff Trip – optional activity




The trip to Banff is scheduled for June 11, 12 & 13, 2010 inclusive. All bursary recipients are highly
encouraged to participate in our scheduled trip to Banff. However, there are only 40 spots – these will be
sold on a first come, first served basis. The itinerary includes tenting in Banff National Park, hiking up &
taking the gondola down Sulphur Mountain, hiking Johnson’s Canyon, visiting Lake Louise, dipping in the Hot
Springs, shopping in Banff, and touring the world famous Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller. All meals,
snacks, travel, park entrance, gondola, camping site and group leader costs are included. As well, tents and
camping gear are provided. Please send the fee of $325 with your registration. Should you withdraw from the
program before May 14, 2010, these fees will be refunded to you. No refunds will be issued after May 14,
2010.

The USLC reserves the right to cancel this excursion if fewer than 20 students register for this
excursion. Classes are scheduled for those who are unable to participate.

For your information, we have included below a detailed list & breakdown of costs associated with the Banff
trip. Although we have based the costs on 40 participants, in the event that there are fewer participants,
no further charges will be levied.

                                                                               Cost per bursary participant (GST
                                                                               included) & based on 40
Item:                                                                          participants:
4 Group leader salaries                                                                                    116.33
Coach                                                                                                       84.00
Miscellaneous: energy bars, water bottles, fruit bars, juice cartons, chips,
chocolate, marshmallows, bananas etc.                                                                        18.67
Driver lodging (2 nights)                                                                                     5.03
Mohyla – Breakfast June 5, 2009                                                                               7.00
Mohyla – Lunch June 5, 2009                                                                                   8.50
Cougar Pete’s – Supper June 5, 2009                                                                          24.00
Banff – camping sites (2 nights)                                                                             19.08
Banff – park entrance fees (2 days)                                                                          16.60
Cougar Pete's – Breakfast June 6, 2009                                                                       10.80
Cougar Pete's – Lunch June 6, 2009                                                                           13.14
Old Spaghetti Factory – Supper June 6, 2009                                                                  15.60
Banff – Hot Springs June 6, 2009                                                                              6.35
Cougar Pete's – Breakfast June 7, 2009                                                                       10.80
Cougar Pete's – Lunch June 7, 2009                                                                           13.14
Boston Pizza – Supper June 7, 2009                                                                            9.35

TOTAL:                                                                                                     378.39
                                         Compulsory Workshops
Late afternoon and early evening workshops

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there are French Immersion workshops for students. These are
compulsory for all students. Every student must be registered for 2 workshops. Please note that these
workshops group students according to interest and not according to their level of French proficiency.

Please read through the description of the workshops and fill out the registration form (pg. 9) with your
preferred workshop choices. For example, 1. Esthetics, 2. Painting, 3. Photography etc. We do our best to
place students according to their interest, but it is first come, first serve. In the past, students have always
obtained their first, second and/or third choice. You will notice that some workshops have extra materials
fees; these must be paid with your registration. Should you withdraw from the program before May 14,
2010, these fees will not be refunded to you. No refunds are issued after May 14, 2010.

All students must register for 2 of the following 6 compulsory workshops:

    1. PHOTOGRAPHY taught by Debra Marshall – www.debramarshall.ca
               Debra is a professional photographer as well as a trained French language instructor. This
                is not a technical course. This is an artistic photography course with a focus on exploring
                creative instincts and developing technical skills related to lighting, portraiture, landscape
                and architectural photography. There will also be one short oral presentation assignment
               during the course. Each week there will be a gallery and critique of photos that the
             students have taken for assignments. Hence, all students must be able to make a basic
         PowerPoint presentation.

        Please bring:            A digital camera with which you are COMPLETELY familiar
                                 Your personal card reader or cable to download your images. You must be familiar with the
                                downloading process for your own camera.
        Cost:                    $30 for 1 portrait session and 1- 8” x10” enlargement




    2. LATIN DANCE taught by Patty Corkal
Currently, Patty works at the Language Centre where she learnt French, teaches Spanish and is
a Program Assistant with the USLC Homestay Program. She has taken and performed folkloric
and Spanish dancing in Saskatoon. She taught Folkloric dancing with the Spanish School and
has performed at Folkfest. In this workshop you will learn dance moves to use during any Latin
party and for your dance presentation.
Vive la Fiesta!

        Please bring:            Ladies: good dancing shoes with high heels (no runners) & a full skirt. Gentlemen: good
                                dancing shoes ( no runners). Most of all bring your enthusiasm and willingness to participate.
        Cost:                    $0.



    3. SPORTS taught by François Chateigner
       François is an avid sportsman and a trained French language instructor. Currently, he
       is a coach for cross-country running and track & field. In his free time he enjoys
       canoeing and cycling in all seasons. In this workshop you will learn the French terms
       for different sports, the key phrases to encourage your classmates in team and
       competitive sports and actually play sports.

        Please bring:            suitable running shoes, sportswear for indoors and outdoors.
        Cost:                    $0
    4. CHESS CLUB taught by François Chateigner
       François is a chess amateur who has not quite reached the “master” status.
       He has however mastered the construction of beautiful chessboards. In this
       workshop you will learn the French terms and keys phrases to play the
       game of chess in French – échecs. Another goal of this workshop is for
       participants to stage a live chessboard in a competition setting.

        Please bring:              • your enthusiasm for the game
        Cost:                      • $0



    5. SONG taught by Deena Shyluk
               Deena is a French Immersion teacher and an exceptional singer. Deena has been singing
               since her early childhood, has participated in different events as a solo singer as well as with
               a choir. In this workshop, participants will learn different warm-up exercises, traditional and
               modern French songs, correct pronunciation, some harmony concepts, and all in French.

                   Please bring:              • any musical instrument that is portable
                   Cost:                      • $0


                                          Non-Compulsory Activities

All students are invited and highly encouraged to participate in the following non-compulsory activities.


    Conseil des étudiants – This is the student representative council, held once a week and
    led by Benjamin Leis. Classmates elect you to this position during the first week. Each
    level has 2 representatives. This council is responsible for the organization of the final
    banquet - the speeches, the presentations, the talent sharing and the entertainment
    numbers as well as the CD-ROM souvenir.



    Drop-In Athletic Activities – this is led by Benjamin Leis. This is for outdoor & indoor
    sports. Every week, specific sports are posted on our bulletin board, people are
    asked to sign up. Even if you belong to the sports workshop you are invited to come
    to these as they fit into your schedule.



                                        Additional Optional Costs
In an effort to be very transparent about where there may be additional optional costs for you, I have listed
below some activities / possibilities that former students have asked for and obtained. I thought to forewarn
you so that most financial decisions can be made before you even arrive. Remember that these are not in any
way compulsory; they are all of an optional nature and are simply offered to make your stay with us more
enjoyable.



Physical Activities Centre (PAC)

                            The PAC is a stone’s throw away from the Language
                            Centre and or the Residence. So, for students who
                            wish to work out in a relatively new facility for a fairly
                            good price, this might be what you are looking for!
                            If you are interested in using this facility during the
                            period of the Intensive French Immersion Program
                            please indicate your interest on the Fees Payment
form found at the end of this document. Please note that your cost for the use of this facility is $25.00 and that
this payment is made directly to the PAC at the time of your first visit. The Language Centre simply facilitates
the process; we provide the PAC with the names of the interested students so that these students can have
access at a student rate.


Rental of Sleeping Bags / Rental of mats

                    There are approximately 30 sleeping bags and-or mats available for rent at the
                     Language Centre for the Banff Camping trip. The cost of renting a
                   sleeping bag = $20.00, the cost of renting a mat = $5.00. These are
                   rented on a first come, first served basis.
                   If possible, you should try to bring your own sleeping bag and mat.
However, if this should prove impossible or inconvenient, please indicate on the Fees
Payment Form found at the end of this document what it is that you would like to rent, and these
will be charged to you and made available for the Banff weekend excursion.


Rental of Residence Linens

                      There are approximately 20 sets of linens available for rent at the Residence (Mohyla
                      Institute). The cost of renting a set of linens (1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 1 fitted sheet, 1 sheet,
                      1 blanket, 1 mattress pad) = $15.00. These are on a first come, first served basis.
                      If possible, you should bring your own set of linens. However, if this should prove
                      impossible or inconvenient, please indicate on the Fees Payment Form found at the end
                      of this document that you would like to rent a set, and these will be charged to you and
                      made available to you for the entirety of your stay.




                      Special diets, meal supplements, pre-existing medical conditions

                Unfortunately, only those persons with severe food allergies or health conditions
                that are considered a barrier to learning will receive reimbursements for the costs
                of supplemental foods. The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC),
                will require a doctor’s note specifying the medical condition. Once approval is
                granted, these students are also responsible to purchase these foods during the
                course of the program or to bring these with them, and to present receipts to
                Ms. Piché for reimbursement.

                All vegetarians or vegans or persons who require special diets due to religious,
                cultural, athletic etc reasons will have to bear the costs of meal supplements
                themselves.

                Bursary recipients are responsible for expenses related to pr-existing medical
                conditions and they should have insurance coverage before participating in the
                program



Purchasing Copy Cards or Printing Credits

For your convenience, you may purchase copy cards or printing credits directly at the Language Centre’s
Library. In the past, our students have had very little need for either since all documents that they require for
their classes are given to them in class. However, students may have need of these services for personal
reasons.
Absence Authorizations

Permissions to be absent from the program are not given. Planned or unplanned absences during class time
result in a loss of marks. As a condition of the bursary, students must be 100% available for the program at all
times. Non-bursary students are treated differently and on a case by case basis. If a sickness/malady
continually prevents a student from attending class, this student will be asked to discontinue.

Travel Discounts

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), Official Languages Sector has partnered with Via Rail
to offer bursary recipients a discount of 30% discount on regular Comfort (economy) Class train fares or 5% on
regular VIA1 (business class) fares.

Participants must quote code 810706 when reserving in order to receive the discount. Participants reserving
on line must first create a profile (detailed instructions are included in Appendix I for the convenience of
participants), while those reserving by telephone at 1-888-VIA-RAIL should provide the code to the sales
agent.

It is very important that participants show their letter from CMEC including their full name and the discount
code to the agent when picking up their tickets at the train station. Participants who cannot produce the letter
will be required to pay full fare.

Discounts are applicable to regular fares only and tickets are refundable without charge. Reservations can also
be changed (depending on availability on the alternate train).

                                            Arrival Information
Saskatchewan Resident:            you are expected to arrive on May 23, 2010, between 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Out-of providence resident:       you are expected to arrive on May 23, 2010.

Please make sure that the arrival information is filled out on the detailed registration form, which is included in
this document. If you are arriving prior to May 23, 2010 please indicate the extra nights required on the
Payment Form, found on the last page of this document. Please send as well the appropriate monies to cover
those costs.

The USLC reserves the right to have any student not present on May 24,
2010, not be allowed to continue.
Housing/Lodging Information

All Bursary Students:
If you are 18 and older, you will be staying in:




                 Mohyla Residence http://www.mohyla.ca

Residence:
• You must take a taxi from the airport to the residence. The cost is approximately $30. It is quite possible
that other students are arriving from the program at the same time as you are, so you could share a taxi with
someone else.
 • Gisèle Piché will be at the residence by 3:00 p.m. At that time, she will be handing out room & outside door
keys.
• For those going into residence, supper will be served at 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2010.
• You will not be able to eat at the cafeteria before supper. You will have to go out and eat – Dairy Queen,
Subway and Alexander’s restaurant are all within walking distance of the residence.
• Wireless Internet access is available at no additional cost.
• Neither the residence nor the USLC Explore program will assume any financial responsibility for any or all
personal items/valuables. Please make sure that you have adequate insurance in the event that these are lost,
stolen or damaged.

Homestay:
• If you are under 18, fill out the Homestay Questionnaire so that we can match you with an appropriate family.
• All of our French-speaking Homestay families are at least a 30 to 45 minute bus ride away from the school.
Hence, all students who must live in Homestay are aware of and accept that transportation costs – bus fare –
are their responsibility.
• For those students going into Homestay, your families expect you to move in between 3:00-5:00 p.m. on
May 23, 2010.
• Please contact them and make sure that they have received your detailed arrival information so that they can
meet you at the airport.
• Neither the homestay families nor the USLC Explore program will assume any financial responsibility for any
or all personal items/valuables. Please make sure that you have adequate insurance in the event that these are
lost, stolen or damaged.

NOTE: Unless you have special permission because you are married, have children, have a particular medical
condition or other special reason, you are required to live in residence or with a French Homestay Family.


                                                 Quick Overview
                                                Important Dates
    Within 1 week (max)             Return   pages numbered 1-9 of this document
                                    Payments    as indicated on payment form to the Language Centre Office

    Forms & Fees:                  Please return all forms & payment within 5 days of receiving them.
                                    Acceptance Form
                                    French Background Form
                                    Photo Release Form
                                    Photography Workshop Photograph Usage Form (for photography workshop
                                                                                                registrants only)
                                    Credit/Transcript Request Form (if required)
                                    Waiver Form
                                    Payments (non-refundable deposit, incidental fees, Banff, workshops, damage deposit, etc)
                                    Absence Request (if required)

        It is preferable that these forms be faxed to 306-966-4356 or scanned for email to gisele.piche@usask.ca. If
        neither of these options is available to you, please ExpressPost them to us.


    Arrive in Saskatoon:           May 23, 2010 for either Homestay or residence, preferably between 3-5 p.m.
                                   Please advise us of your arrival information as soon as you have it confirmed.

    Dates of Program:              May 24 to June 25, 2010.
                                   May 24, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. : Meet with all students & staff in the Gymnasium,
                                   on the 2nd floor of the R.J.D. Williams Building for a General Assembly.

    NOTE: For those students from out of province, the Residence and/or Homestay may be retained for you
    for the night of June 25th at your cost.

    Depart Saskatoon:              anytime Friday, June 25, 2010.
                                 June 24, 2010 is the last day of the program; the program officially ends after
                                 the Final Banquet, at 9 p.m. on June 24, 2010. Please make arrangements to
                                 leave after that time.
The final exam is to take place on June 21st (Part A) and June 24th (Part B). Please note that there is no
rescheduling.
Please also note that students leaving prior to having taken the final exam (Parts A & B) are not considered as
having completed the program.

    School Address:                  University of Saskatchewan Language Centre
                                     232-221 Cumberland Ave N
                                     Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3
                                     Phone: 306.966.2123 Fax:      306.966.4356

    Residence Address:               Mohyla Institute
                                     1240 Temperance Street
                                     Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B2

                                     Approximately a $30.00 cab fare from the Saskatoon Airport

    Homestay Address:                This information will be emailed to you once you have been placed with a
                                     family.

    Banff Trip:                      June 11, 12 & 13, 2010

    Class Times:                     Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – noon, 1-3:30 pm
                                     Late afternoon, early evening & weekends for workshops, socio-cultural
                                     activities and/or excursions

    5 Week Schedule:                 This will be sent to you with your receipts. Please note that this schedule can
                                     change without notice.

    Meal Options Survey:             Once registered, students will be asked to fill out an on-line meal options
                                     survey – this survey allows participants to make choices about meals served
                                     outside of the residence or the homestay.

                                            CHECKLIST “WHAT TO PACK”

        PLEASE NOTE:
        During our program, you may wear casual clothes, but you will be expected to be neat in appearance at all times.

        I. What you MUST bring with you:
        • health services card
        • social insurance number card
        • toiletries (towel, washcloth, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)
        • laundry detergent
        • athletic wear (shorts, t-shirts, sneakers, sweat suit)
        • rainwear
        • dress clothes (there will be elegant soirées during the program)
        • warm clothes
        • bathing suit & towel
        • sleeping bag & foam mattress
        • writing supplies (pens, pencils, exercise books, eraser)
        • alarm clock
        • hangers for your closet
        • French-English dictionary
        • documents (photographs, postcards, articles, etc.) you might want to use for your French oral presentations
        • YOUR SMILE
        II. Optional:
        • sports equipment
        • laptop computers (at your own risk)
        • camera
        • binoculars
        • musical instrument if you play one
        • radio (tuned to French music/stations only)
        • cassettes of French songs/music only
        • cell phone (not allowed during mandatory activities – class, workshops, excursions)


Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan websites you may find interesting:

Photos of Saskatoon: http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/svc.imgbank/categories/index.aspWilliams
Photos of Saskatoon: http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com/gallery/
Fly to Saskatoon via: http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
UofS Page of Saskatoon: http://www.commerce.usask.ca/programs/mpacc/saskatoon.shtml
Williams Building Location: http://www.usask.ca/maps/rjd_williams.html
Picture of Williams Building http://cdl.usask.ca/pagephotos/williamsbuildinghome.jpg
UofS Fitness Centre (PAC): http://www.usask.ca/kines_community/health_index.php
UofS PAC Building: http://uhler.smugmug.com/keyword/the%20pac/1/15228229
Residence: http://www.mohyla.ca/welcome.htm


Amitiés et à très bientôt.

Gisèle Piché,
Director, Immersions Programs
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                                                 Language Centre
                                                   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                            Please Read and keep a copy of the Rules and Regulations
                          Then Complete This Form if You Accept to Attend This Program.
     Please note this form must be completed and all fees submitted in order to be registered into the program.

         ACCEPTANCE FORM FOR the 2010 LANGUAGE BURSARY PROGRAM at the University of
                    Saskatchewan Language Centre: May 24 to June 25, 2010.

                 I will attend the 2010 Language Bursary Program at the University of Saskatchewan
                   Language Centre.

                                                             Please Print

GENDER: ___Male ___Female                                                      Birthdate:      ________/_______/_______
                                                                                                dd     mm        yyyy

Name (in full) ____________________________________________, ______________________________________
                 (Last name)                                  (First name)

Home Address _________________________________________, _______________________________________
            (Street)                                     (City)

                    _________________________________________, ______________________________________
                   (Province)                                   (Postal Code)

Home Phone # (______) ____________________Message Phone # (______)____________________________

E-mail: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Social Insurance # _______________________ Provincial Health Insurance # ____________________________
(SIN # required to produce T2202A and T4A for 2010 tax year. Students are not registered unless both of these are provided.)

Have you ever registered for or completed courses at the University of Saskatchewan?  Yes                                      No
If ‘yes’, University of Saskatchewan Student #: ____________________

IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY TO COMPLETE:

In case of an emergency: Give the name, address and phone number of the person to contact:
Name: _______________________________________________Relationship: ________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: home: _______________________________ work/cell: __________________________________

Arrival Information:         I will be traveling by:
                                        Car                         Arrival time:       _________________
                                        Bus                         Arrival Date:       _________________
                                        Airplane                    Flight #:           _________________
                                        Train

Departure Information:                  I will be traveling by:
                                        Car                         Departure time: _________________
                                        Bus                         Departure Date: _________________
                                        Airplane                    Flight #:       _________________
                                        Train
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If you do not presently know your arrival or departure details, please contact Ms. Piché as soon as
possible with your travel information: gisele.piche@usask.ca or 306-966-4355.

Are you a vegetarian?              Yes            No
While on excursion, all food is ordered out and it is possible to accommodate most of your food preferences.

Do you have allergies?                Yes              No

If YES, please specify:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

                Please indicate any required medications. You must carry these with you at all times and are
                responsible for any costs associated with them.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you have any medical conditions or health issues?                  Yes         No

If YES, please specify: ______________________________________________________________________________

                Please note that all medical conditions must be disclosed and documented by your physician,
                and then remitted to the UofS Language Centre. Please refer to 12G for further clarification.


ACCOMMODATION

     Residence              ______ single room               or     _____ roommate

    Single rooms are very limited and allocated on a first-come, first served basis.




                                               Language Centre
                                                Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

                                          French Background Information
1. I have never taken any courses in French.                          Yes         No
2. I have completed Gr. 12 High School Core French course.            Yes         No
3. I have completed 1 yr University French courses.
                      rst
                                                                      Yes         No
4. I was a French Immersion Student in elementary school.             Yes         No
5. I was a French Immersion Student in high school.                   Yes         No
6. I have lived for more than 3 weeks in an entirely French community.  Yes       No
7. I have majored in French at the University level.                  Yes         No
8. I have previously attended an Explore French Immersion program.    Yes         No
9. I speak French at home.                                            Yes         No
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                                                   Language Centre
                                                     Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

                                            Photograph Release Form

I give my permission for the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre to publish photographs of me.

These photos may be used in digital or print documents.

Date:                         ____________________

Student’s Full Name:          _____________________________________________

Signature:                    _____________________________________________


     Please note that if you are a minor (under 18 years of age), your parent or legal guardian must sign.

__________________________________________________________________________________

                                                   Language Centre
                                                   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


                      Usage of Photography Workshop Photographs Form


I, ______________________________, hereby agree to allow usage of selected photographs to the University of
Saskatchewan Language Centre. I will retain the negatives/originals.

Photographs from assignments will be collected at the end of each photography class and from those, a
selected few will be used for promoting the USLC’s Explore French Immersion Program.

These photographs can and may be used for promotional purposes including, but not limited to, digital or
printed matter.(eg.: web-site or brochures).

Date:                         ____________________

Student’s Full Name:          _____________________________________________

Signature:                    _____________________________________________

Please note that if you are a minor (under 18 years of age), your parent or legal guardian must sign.
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                                                Language Centre
                                                Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

                                       Credits & Letter of Permission
Please note that this program is not for credit. This means that the USLC does not grant credit for this
course.

However, many students have obtained from their home institution. All students who wish to receive credit
must obtain a letter of permission from their home institution and from the appropriate department &
faculty.

It is highly recommended that this letter:
          • be obtained prior to the beginning of the 5-week French Immersion Program.

         • outline exactly what your home institution requires in order for credit to be granted, i.e. level of study
         in French, final grade percentage, person and address where the official transcript is to be sent,
         student number at home institution

         • be given or sent directly and immediately to Ms. Piché.

Only students who complete the USLC Explore French Immersion Program receive a certificate of completion at
the final banquet on June 24, 2010. Please note that for completion of this program, participants must have taken
the scheduled final exam Parts A & B. No certificates will be mailed.

For a fee of $10.00, a transcript, the course outline and the Secretary of State level description can be sent to a
Canadian institution of your choice. For next day delivery of the transcript, you can elect to have it sent by courier
for an additional $30.00.



                                Credit/Transcript Request Form
NOTE: Fill out this form only when and if you are prepared to pay for the transcript request(s). This can be done at a later date.

I request the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre send a transcript to:


Name & Address of Institution:                  ___________________________________________________________
                                                ___________________________________________________________
                                                ___________________________________________________________


Name of Official of the Institution:            ___________________________________________________________


Your student number at the Institution:                   ____________________

Number of official transcripts requested:                 _____________________ x $10.00 = $_______

Date:                    ____________________

Student’s Full Name:         _____________________________________________

Signature:                  _____________________________________________ Please note that if you are a minor (under 18
years of age), your parent or legal guardian must sign.
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   UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN LANGUAGE CENTRE and the UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
          "French Immersion Program & Student Outdoors Experience – May 23 to June 25, 2010"
        RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

        WARNING: BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT YOU WILL WAIVE CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE.
                                            PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

To:         University of Saskatchewan Language Centre and the University of Saskatchewan

Student’s Full Name:              ___                                                                       ___         ___________________

Address:_______                                                                                                         ___________________
             Street                                                        City                             Prov                PC

ASSUMPTION OF RISKS:
I am aware that the University of Saskatchewan/University of Saskatchewan Language Centre’s ‘French Immersion Program & Student
Outdoor Experience’ (hereinafter referred to as "the Program") involves inherent risks, dangers and hazards including but not limited to
the following: possible remote locations (either by time or distance or both); risks resulting from physical activities (including hiking in
uneven and hazardous terrain); travel by automobile while on or off roads, by watercraft including canoe; possible encounter with wild
animals or insects; use of hazardous equipment (outdoor cooking and camping); environmental conditions (including temperature
extremes, strong winds, lightning, thunderstorms, rain, sleet, hail, and snow); forest fires, biological and chemical hazards (including
contaminated water, food spoilage and toxic plants). I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards as well as
the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss, resulting there from.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:
In consideration of approval to participate in the Program, I hereby agree as follows:
____              TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may in the future have against the University of Saskatchewan
Student’s               Language Centre and the University of Saskatchewan and the Board of Governors, and their respective directors,
Initials                officers, employees, and representatives (all of whom are hereinafter collectively referred to as "The Releasees");

_____                   TO RELEASE THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer
Student’s               or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation in the Program, due to any cause whatsoever,
Initials                INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER
                        DUTY OF CARE. It is my responsibility to ensure that I have adequate medical, personal health, dental and accident
                        insurance coverage, as well as protection for my personal possessions;

_____                   TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES from any and all liability for any damage to
Student’s               property of, or personal injuries to, any third party, resulting from my participation in the Program;
Initials
_____                   This agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and
Student’s               representatives in the event of my death or incapacity;
Initials

_____                   In entering into this Agreement, I am not relying upon any oral or written representations or statements made by the
Student’s               Releasees other than what is set forth in this Agreement.
Initials

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT AND I AM AWARE THAT BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT I AM WAIVING
CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH I OR MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS MAY HAVE
AGAINST THE RELEASEES. (Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign this document.)

Signed this _______day of __________________ 2010
                                            month
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Participant signature                                                      Print participant name clearly
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Witness signature                                                          Print witness name clearly
______________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of parent or legal guardian if                                   Print name of parent or legal guardian and
participant is under 18 years of age                                       indicate relationship to participant

      This agreement must be completed in full, signed, dated, witnessed and initialed before participant may be considered registered for the
                                                                     program.
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                                         Language Centre
                                          Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Conditions, Rules & Regulations
A) I have read and accepted the program’s conditions, rules and regulations. (If you are 18 years of age or
   younger, a parent or a legal guardian must sign this form.)

B) Our French Immersion course is very intensive and does not permit students to take part in other courses at
   the same time. Classes are scheduled from 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 3:30PM Monday to Friday,
   activities in late afternoons and early evening (including weekend excursions) are all compulsory for
   bursary students. You must attend classes and participate in all French socio-cultural activities. If absent
   from class or activities, this will be considered as a refusal to participate wholly in the program. Failure to
   participate wholly in the program will result in dismissal.

C) The bursary covers the cost of tuition, room and board, a host of socio-cultural activities as well as most
   weekend excursions. Pocket money and any souvenirs are not covered. The bursary is taxable income. The
   bursary goes directly to the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre to pay for tuition, room/board,
   socio-cultural activities, workshops (materials are extra), and excursions. Hence, the bursary constitutes
   taxable income of approximately $2000.00. Should you leave the program within the first three weeks, you
   will be considered as having received a bursary worth 80% of its original value. If you leave the program
   after the third week, you will be considered as having received the full bursary. You will receive a T4A slip
   identifying the amount of the bursary in February 2011.

D) There is a planned camping trip to Banff National Park, the town of Banff, Hot Springs, Lake Louise, and a
   visit to the world famous Drumheller Dinosaur Museum. Only 40 bursary students will be able to
   participate. This excursion is subsidized by the University of Saskatchewan Language Centre and only
   costs the student $325.00 to participate.

E) Students receiving a bursary will live in residence close to or on the campus of the University of
   Saskatchewan or in a carefully chosen French Homestay Family. In exceptional cases (e.g. married couples,
   parents, medical reasons), students may be granted permission to live at their local residence. Residence or
   Homestay students will be required to submit a $100.00 damage deposit to the UofS Language Centre. The
   damage deposit is only refunded in the two weeks following the end of the program and only to those who
   have completed the program. Participants have completed the program only if they have taken the final
   exam Parts A & b, as scheduled. The Director of the program is responsible for residence reservations
   and/or placements with Homestay Families.

F) The objective of the program is to improve your SPOKEN FRENCH. In order to PROMOTE A FRENCH
   AMBIANCE IN THE RESIDENCE/HOMESTAY FAMILY and to help you practice French as much as
   possible during your stay, the following rules have been established:
   a. you will only speak French in residence and elsewhere on campus, with the Homestay Family, on FSI
       excursions after May 23, 2010. Naturally, there will be certain circumstances where you will have to
       speak English (e.g., telephone conversations with your parents, medical or family emergencies, etc.).
   b. you will watch and listen to French TV, music or radio exclusively after May 23, 2010.
   c. you will not receive Non-French speaking visitors in the residence after May 23, 2010 (except with the
       permission of the Director).
   d. you recognize and accept that sanctions are imposed if you do not endeavor to speak French at all times:
       after 3 warnings, the French Immersion Program can expel you and not allow you to continue.

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    e. you recognize and accept that if you are expulsed from the program, that you are also expulsed from the
       residence or homestay family home. This means that you must vacate these premises within the 24
       hours following expulsion.
    f. you will live in a university residence, or with a designated French-speaking host family, or elsewhere
       for medical or legitimate reasons.
    g. you will respect and adhere to residence and/or host family regulations such as curfews, warnings, etc.
       Use of alcohol or illegal drugs is not permitted. Sanctions are imposed if you do not endeavor to follow
       regulations at all times: the French Immersion Program can expel you and not allow you to continue.
       Students living in Residence or with a French-speaking Homestay family must:
          a) Have officially contacted the Director in order to go home for compassionate or exceptional
          reasons (e.g., family wedding, death in the family). In the event of unexpected emergencies (e.g.,
          funeral attendance), please contact the Director immediately.
          b) Respect the curfew. The curfew pertains to anyone who is under 18 years of age and/or living
          with a French-speaking Homestay family.
               The curfew for all students in residence or in homestay is set at 11PM for Sunday through
               Thursday nights inclusive, and 1AM for Friday and Saturday nights. When curfews are not
               adhered to, sanctions may be imposed, such as expulsion from the program.
                The noise curfew is set at 10PM for Sunday through Saturday inclusively. This is a City of
               Saskatoon bylaw enforced by the City of Saskatoon Police Department.
          c) Not be in the rooms of other students at any time. Residence rooms or rooms with
          Homestay families are not to be used for social meetings out of respect for roommates,
          floormates, housemates.
          d) Not possess or consume non-prescription drugs. Failure to observe this rule will result in
          dismissal from the program. In the same vein, all university buildings are smoke-free. Hence, any
          cigarette smoking must take place outside the residence or university buildings. Saskatchewan is a
          smoke-free province.

G) Upon submitting the completed acceptance form, the applicant explicitly agrees to:
   a) Accept and abide by the policies and regulations established by the French Immersion program;
   b) Respect and abide by all federal, provincial and municipal laws.
   c) Provide a signed written statement indicating all medical conditions, medication and allergies to food,
       medical or environmental.
   d) Provide a signed Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability pertaining to inclusion in
       activities, including but not limited to the program camping trips.
   e) To cooperate with instructors and the director in the carrying out of their duties.
   f) To have revealed all information requested by the Language Centre, be able to attest to its accuracy,
      and recognize that this information will be used to ensure the proper working of the French Immersion
      Program. The Language Centre French Immersion Program reserves the right to evict entirely or
      prohibit the participation of any Student from any or all activities or programs where, in their sole and
      unfettered discretion, the Student is or has acted contrary to the objectives, policies, or ruling of the
      program, or has put themselves or others at risk.


        _________________                               ____________________________________________
        (Date)                                          (Student’s Signature &/or Parent/Legal Guardian)
                                          HOMESTAY QUESTIONNAIRE
                             Formule d’inscription pour hébergement en famille d’accueil

Personal Information / Renseignements personnels
Name/Nom: _______________________________________________________________________________
             family name/nom de famille                           personal name/prénom
Sex/Sexe: F        M                                Date of Birth/Date de naissance _______________________
Languages spoken/Langues parlées: _______________, _______________, _______________
Residential Address/Adresse permanente :
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address (if different from above)/Adresse postale (si celle-ci n’est pas votre adresse permanente) :
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Téléphone : Home/Domicile : _________________Work/Travail : __________________
E-mail/Courriel: ____________________________________________________________________________
University or school presently attending/École où vous êtes inscrit présentement :
________________________________
Field of study/Domaine d’études : ______________________________________________________________
Please specify your interests (sports, performing arts, etc.) & hobbies/Veuillez nous décrire vos loisirs préférés :
_________________________________________________________________________________________

Health Information / Information Santé
• Do you smoke/Fumez-vous? Yes/Oui No/Non
• Do you have any dietary restrictions? List them./Est-ce que vous suivez un régime particulier? Décrivez-le.
  Yes/Oui What are they:
_______________________________________________________________________
  No/Non
• Do you have any allergies? List them./Souffrez-vous d’allergies? Énumérer-les
  Yes/Oui
____________________________________________________________________________________
  No/Non
• Do you have special medical problems? List them./Si vous souffrez de problèmes de santé, décrivez-les.
  Yes/Oui
____________________________________________________________________________________
  No/Non

Character / Personalité (Describe yourself / Veuillez vous décrire)
 outgoing/extroverti independent/indépendant adaptable/facile à vivre
 quiet/silencieux studious/sérieux      shy/timide

Preferred Characteristics of Homestay Family / Ce que vous recherchez chez votre famille d’accueil
  no preference/aucune preférénce       dogs okay/chien(s)
  non-smoking home/maison non-fumeur cats okay/chat(s)
  young children/petits enfants    no pets/sans animaux
  same age children/enfants du même âge stay at home parent/parent à domicile
  no children/pas d’enfants     other preferences/autres préférences:

                     Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ______________________
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                                                 Language Centre
                                                 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
                                                 Accepted Forms of Payment
                                                 (Personal cheques are not accepted)

                                        Credit Card       Money Order  Certified Cheque
                                       (Visa, MasterCard)

Credit Card Information:

Card Number:        ___________________________________________ expiry date:_______/_______

Signature:         ____________________________________________ Printed Name: _________________________________
                   (of card holder)                                          (of card holder)

________          Authorization to charge fees for extra nights at Residence or in Homestay if arrival date and departure are
(Initials of      confirmed at a later date. (Arriving prior to first night, May 23, 2010 and/or departing after last morning,
cardholder        June 24, 2010.)
                                                                                          For office use only:
     Registration Fees                                                                    (LCIMMER-2010B-)
      $150.00 Non-refundable Registration                                                 R01  R02  R03  R04
      $100.00 Non-Optional Incidental Fees                                                IF01
      $100.00 Non-Optional Refundable Damage & Key Deposits                               DD01
         NOTE: Only Bursary Students are required to pay the Refundable Damage & Key Deposits

     Additional Fees for Non-Bursary Students
      $1800.00 Tuition                                                          T01
      $ 980.00 Residence, Linens & Damage & Key Deposits                        RFSI              HFSI
      $ ________= $55.00 x ____ Extra night(s) Residence/Homestay               XNFSI
        NOTE: Workshops and Accommodations for Non-Bursary students will be confirmed after May 1, 2010

     Optional Excursion-Banff
      $325.00 (June 11, 12 & 13)                                                        B01
      $ 20.00 Sleeping Bag                                                              BSB01
      $ 5.00 Sleeping Mat                                                               BM01

     Compulsory Workshops (must choose 2) please #; 1, 2 or 3 beside choice
      $ 30.00 Photography                 (#____)                                       PHA03             PHE03
               Song                       (#____)                                       SE01              SE03
               Latin Dance                (#____)                                       LDA01             LDA02
               Sports                     (#____)                                       SE02              SE03
               Chess                      (#____)                                       CA01              CA02

     Residence or Homestay for Bursary Students
                         Residence                                                      RFSI
      $ 15.00 Linens @ Residence                                                        L01
                         Homestay                                                       HFSI
      $ ________= $55.00 x ____ Extra night(s) Residence/Homestay                       XNFSI

     Other
      $ ________= $10.00 x ____ Transcript Request                                      TR01


     $_____________          Total Amount: Credit Card, Money Order or Certified Cheque

				
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