Program Information & Courses

Future Global Leaders

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Registration for UBC Future Global Leaders 2019 opens January 8, 2019 at 10am Pacific Time.

Experience University Life – While Still in High School

Discover and explore your academic interests and passions at a top university, and develop skills and confidence to be a successful university student. Study and socialize with students from more than 45 countries around the world at one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Choose from more than 30 academic courses, as well as unique university preparation courses. English language learners can improve their skills in English language courses with an academic focus.

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Program Details

Registration for the 2019 program opens January 8, 2019 at 10am Pacific Time.

UBC Future Global Leaders two-week courses include three hours of morning classes, afternoon workshops focused on university preparation and fun social activities. Students living in residence have additional opportunities to discover all that UBC has to offer and to explore Vancouver in the evening and on weekends.

View a Sample Schedule

Download a sample schedule to see what two weeks at UBC Future Global Leaders looks like.

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Live in a UBC Residence

Staying in a student residence on campus gives you a chance to live the full university experience with students from around the world. You stay in a furnished single bedroom with shared (single gender) washrooms and co-ed floor lounges. Approximately 28 students live on each floor and are organized by gender.

Monitors live on your floor. Not only do they organize activities, they are there for questions and advice. Most are current university students, and many are past Future Global Leaders themselves!

A Full Calendar of Activities

We make the most of your time at UBC Future Global Leaders with workshops and optional group activities after class. For students living in residence, there are additional on-campus and off-campus activities in the evening and on the weekends. Explore the UBC campus, an exciting and beautiful city within a city, and experience the best that Vancouver has to offer.

Questions?

Got questions? We’re here to help. Call us at +1 604 822 1444 or contact us. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

Courses

Explore your academic interests and passions

UBC Future Global Leaders academic courses are taught by UBC professors and instructors at the level of first-year university. All two-week UBC Future Global Leaders courses can be combined to make a four- or six-week program.

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Academic Course

Anthropology and Sociology

Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Consumers and Consumption: A Global Perspective
Crime and Society: Contemporary Topics
Forensic Anthropology: Identifying the Dead
A Relationship Science: Understanding Close Relationships
Health Sciences and Psychology Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Biology, History and Future of Cancer
Cell and Molecular Biology in Medicine
Clinical Neuroscience: Exploring Brain Dysfunction
Cognitive Psychology: Exploring Human Behaviour
Health Psychology: The Intersection of Psychology and Medicine
Law and Philosophy Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Contemporary Moral Issues and Critical Thinking
Ethical Leadership and Choices: An Introduction to 21st-Century Philosophy
Introduction to Law and Legal Issues
Media, Technology and Computing Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Artificial Intelligence and Society: The Impact of Machine Learning Systems
Digital Media Entrepreneurship
Introduction to Computational Thinking
Minds and Machines: Entering the Age of Automation
The Science of Computation: Roots, Insights, Applications
Virtual Reality
Politics, Economics, and Global Affairs Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Introduction to the Global Political Economy
Multinational Corporations and Globalization
Outlaw Economics
Politics and Diplomacy in a Global Context
Terrorism: A Modern History of a Global Phenomenon
Preparing for University Success Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Preparing for University Success: An Intensive University Preparation Course
Science and Engineering Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Applied Chemistry: Chemical Engineering in Daily Phenomena
Foundations and Frontiers of Biological Engineering
Innovative Solutions to Climate Change
Introduction to Engineering
Ocean and Atmosphere Systems through the Lens of Climate Change
Urban Planning Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
A Global Approach to City-Making
English Language Course
English for University Success Session 1
Jun 30-Jul 13
Session 2
Jul 14-Jul 27
Session 3
Jul 28-Aug 10
English for University Success: Environment and Climate Change
English for University Success: Global Citizenship and Cross-cultural Communication
English Language: IELTS Academic Test Preparation
English for University Success: Media and Technology

UBC also offers a wide range of day camps for children aged 2-18 years. For more information, visit UBC Camps.

Dates & Fees

2019 Program Dates

Choose one two-week course from a variety of courses in each session. Courses can be combined to make a four- or six-week program.

  • Session 1: June 30 - July 13, 2019
  • Session 2: July 14 - July 27, 2019
  • Session 3: July 28 - Aug 10, 2019

2019 Program Fees  

Canadian Students
(including landed immigrants)
Residence Option CAD$3,045 for one two-week course, including airport pick-up and drop-off services, accommodation in a UBC campus residence (single occupancy), three (3) meals per day on campus, workshops and all group-led activities. Local medical insurance is provided for Canadian students travelling from overseas.
Commuter Option CAD$1,600 for one two-week course, including afternoon workshops and group-led social activities from 1pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Lunch is also provided Monday to Friday, as well as dinner on Fridays. Special events on Friday evenings are also included. Local medical insurance is provided for Canadian students travelling from overseas. 
International Students
Residence Option CAD$4,095 for one two-week course, including airport pick-up and drop-off services, accommodation in a UBC campus residence (single occupancy), three (3) meals per day on campus, workshops and all group-led activities. Local medical insurance is provided for international students.
Commuter Option CAD$2,650 for one two-week course, including afternoon workshops and all group-led activities from 1pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Lunch is also provided Monday to Friday, as well as dinner on Fridays. Special events on Friday evenings are also included. Local medical insurance is provided for international students.

All fees are in (CAD) Canadian dollars and subject to change.

Fees do not include airfare, travel insurance, spending money and visa or immigration documentation fees. 

Admissions & Registration

Registration for the 2019 Program opens January 8, 2019 at 10 am Pacific Time.

Please note you must be 15- to 18-years-old on or before the session start date.

Admission Requirements

Before registering we recommend students be sure they meet the following requirements.

Academic and University Preparation Courses

  • GPA (grade point average) score of 78% or equivalent. Please include your most recent school report card or transcripts in your application.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or equivalent OR TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based test score of 80, or equivalent. You self-assess your English proficiency levels and are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Note about Academic and University Preparation courses grade point averages and equivalent IB Final Grades: A minimum IB final grade of 5 is required to attend UBC Future Global Leaders.

Percentage Grade Point Average Letter Grade IB Final Grade
78% 3.5 B 5

English Courses

  • GPA (grade point average) score of 78% or equivalent. Please include your most recent school report card or transcripts in your application.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.0 or equivalent, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based test score of 60, or equivalent. You self-assess your English proficiency levels and are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Note about language requirements: English language requirements are recommended to ensure that you can participate and benefit fully from the curriculum. If you enrol in an academic course but unable to participate effectively in English, we will place you in an English Language course. If you would like to combine English language and academic courses, we recommend you take an English language course first.

Steps to Register

Step 1 Review program admission requirements.
Step 2

Select course, register and pay the CAD$500 deposit. For detailed payment instructions, see Policies & Payments.

Once you register, you will receive a registration confirmation and a link to additional forms and information required to finalize your registration.

Step 3

Complete the online information package and upload the following documents:

  • An electronic version of your latest school report card or transcript
  • Recent digital or digitized photograph of you (from the shoulders up)
  • Consent forms signed by your parent or legal guardian (parent consent, activity consent, and optional consent to use image)
  • Third party activity liability waiver (for students living in residence only)

When you have completed the information package, you will receive a confirmation of registration within two (2) business days confirming your course, accommodation details, outstanding fees and helpful information as you plan your summer program.

Step 4 Final payment: Final balances will be automatically processed on the applicable deadline date and you will receive a receipt by email.

Questions?

Got questions? We’re here to help. Call us at +1 604 822 1444 or contact us. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.