UBC Academic Explorations


UBC Academic Explorations

Feel Inspired, Stimulated and Connected

UBC Academic Explorations are engaging and informative non-credit courses offered online in the fall and winter and in-person in the summer at the UBC Vancouver campus. Whether it’s been a few years since you’ve gone to school – or 50 years – UBC Academic Explorations offers a university experience for learners of all ages.

Fall & Winter Online

UBC Academic Explorations Online courses are six weeks long and are offered in the fall and winter. Participate once a week in a live online class delivered by your instructor using video conferencing. Watch your instructor’s lecture in real time, and ask questions in interactive Q&As. All lectures are recorded and shared with students for later viewing.

Summer On-Campus

UBC Academic Explorations On-Campus (formerly One Week @ UBC) features in-person morning lectures at the UBC Vancouver campus. Engage in stimulating discussions and connect with new people in-person in welcoming, relaxed classes.

Make it a day on campus. Spend the day on campus, and enjoy all that UBC Vancouver has to offer. With its many museums, galleries, parks and restaurants, UBC is a must-see destination for locals and tourists alike. If you're driving to campus, take advantage of special weekly parking rates just for Academic Explorations students.

Stay a while. We have negotiated a reduced rate with UBC Accommodations for Academic Explorations students who wish to stay on campus. Spend a night (or more), and enjoy a short walk to class in the morning. Space is limited, and accommodations must be booked no later than one month before the start of your class to receive the special rate.