Students from international partner universities are welcomed each summer to Vancouver, BC, Canada for four weeks to study two courses in an international setting on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia.
The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) runs for one month during the summer. The 2015 open enrollment program dates are from July 18th to August 18th, 2015. Students may choose from 34 course packages offered in the areas of Applied Science (Engineering), Architecture, Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Law, Medicine, and Science.
A university with a group of 24 students or more can arrange a customized two-course package for their group. Preferred dates for customized packages are between mid-May and mid-July.
The Vancouver Summer Program was developed for students from partner universities. The progra provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about Canadian culture and business firsthand through social activities, classes, and intercultural workshops.
Classes are interactive and may include group work, class discussions, and guest lecturers. The academic component includes two courses, each with 39 hours of class time, and is equivalent to six UBC credits which are awarded at the discretion by home university.
Participants in the Vancouver Summer Program are typically students who have completed at least one year of university prior to joining the program. As the program will be taught in English, participants must be at the appropriate English language level to be successful. Specific course packages may have further requirements for background. Vancouver Summer Program participants are supported by program staff. This makes the VSP an ideal first international educational experience or first trip abroad.
The package program fee of $4,200 CAD includes tuition, accommodation, course materials, workshops, medical insurance, and airport transfers for group arrivals. The program also includes a city tour, and welcome and farewell luncheons. Some social activities are included in the program fee while others are subsidized or at full cost to the student. Activities are finalized closer to the program dates and they may include museum visits, outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling, sporting events, weekend or day trips to Whistler and Vancouver Island.
Student registrations are due Saturday, March 28, 2015. Please send the registration spreadsheet form by the deadline date. Please confirm where your invitation letters are to be sent if you do not want to go through the International Office.
ï‚· Name of University
ï‚· First Name
ï‚· Name in Chinese (if applicable)
ï‚· Birth Date
ï‚· Telephone Number
ï‚· Email Address
ï‚· Year Level
ï‚· Degree Program
ï‚· Summer Program
All biographical information should be as printed in the studentâ€™s passports.
Once registration in the program is complete, placement into one of the Vancouver Summer Program will be confirmed with Partners and students. Submission of tuition, roommate requests and flight information is due as follows:
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Tuition payments deadline
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Roommate and flight information due