UBC Future Global Leaders


Future Global Leaders

Your future starts here

Summer Pre-University Program for High School Students

Registration Update for 2018 Program: Most Academic courses are now full or have limited seats remaining, and are filling up quickly. Residence spaces also have limited ability. Register soon and don’t be disappointed.

Session 1 (July 1–14): Remaining Academic Courses have limited seats. Residence beds are also very limited.
Session 2 (July 15–28): Residence beds are no longer available. Limited seats remain in some courses.
Session 3 (July 29–August 11): Excellent availability in most courses and for residence beds.

This summer, experience life at a top-tier university with the University of British Columbia’s Future Global Leaders program. Explore your passions and interests, make friends from around the world, and develop the skills you need for your future!

Choose from a wide range of 2-week courses taught by UBC professors, instructors and coaches. Explore fascinating university subjects to gain insight into your post-secondary options. Or improve your English language skills with our immersive courses. Student athletes can take part in our pre-varsity sports course to find out what it takes to be a Varsity athlete. You can combine courses from different offerings to make a 4- to 6-week program.

UBC Future Global Leaders is designed for teens ages 15-18. It includes the option to stay in a UBC student residence on campus, so you can live university life to its fullest. Get to know your classmates in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with full calendar of social and cultural activities in and around Vancouver.

UBC is renowned for its stunning campus and breathtaking location. Not only is UBC ranked in the top 20 public universities in the world, Times Higher Education also named UBC the most international university in North America in 2017. UBC is located in Vancouver, a city known for its natural beauty, hospitality, and cultural diversity.

Download the 2018 Future Global Leaders program information flyer in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese or Japanese.

My time in Future Global Leaders was wonderful. I quickly found myself fitting in with everyone, and I would strongly recommend anyone who has the chance to visit UBC to do so and exploit the great opportunities they offer.
- Cian Duggan, 2016 Student

Academic Courses

Study and explore an academic subject taught by UBC professors and instructors. Get a taste of university-level learning and teaching.

English Language Courses

Quickly increase your skills in speaking, reading and writing. Learn English and current world issues, and boost your confidence for university studies.

Pre-Varsity Sport

Develop your skills as a student athlete at a top academic and athletic university. Learn baseball from UBC coaches and discover your potential.