Explore Personal Interests

You can go anywhere with knowledge behind you
Aaron has been an Extended Learning student since 2012, and has taken more than two dozen courses in that time. His eclectic interests have led him to pursue liberal arts topics in philosophy, food and history, and conversational courses in Mandarin and German.
“I have a greater appreciation for the world, and of the different people around me.”

Pursue Your Interests and Passions

Pursue your interests and passions with the confidence to realize your dreams. Satisfy your insatiable curiosity, gain new perspectives and connect with a community of likeminded learners. Learn for the joy learning brings with our engaging instructors.

Immerse Yourself in a New Language

Learn a language and live the culture in our immersive courses taught by our passionate, experienced instructors. Open up possibilities for travel or for your career, or deepen family ties.


Express Yourself in Writing

Explore your creative side in our personal writing courses. Capture your family’s history, take a non-fiction workshop or weave a story. Learn from writing experts and experienced educators with a community of aspiring writers.


Stay Interested, Stay Connected

Academic Explorations connects you to some of UBC’s brightest minds. Choose from an ever-changing lineup of fascinating academic topics presented by UBC professors and affiliated instructors.