Summer Intensive Translation and Interpretation (SITI) Program


Summer 2019


Registration is now open.

Whether you’re interested in a career in translation and interpretation, work in a global office or want to boost your skills in cross-cultural communications, the Summer Intensive Translation and Interpretation (SITI) Program offers practical, authentic and hands-on experiences.

Learn translating and interpreting at the University of British Columbia, one of Canada’s top universities. UBC is located in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Increase your English and Chinese fluency, and your confidence in translating and interpreting as you understand and experience Canadian culture first-hand. Benefit from expert instruction from working translators and interpreters who know the profession well. Come away with new study skills and work habits that will benefit you no matter what you’re studying or where you’re working.

Choose from one of two modern, important fields – business or emerging technology – to build your foundational skills. Classroom work, field trips, site visits and live interpretation exercises provide you plenty of opportunities to practise your skills with a diverse group of students.

Both streams require fluency in English and Chinese.

Program At-a-Glance

  • Four weeks, full-time
  • Two streams to choose from: Business or Emerging Technology
  • Blend of classroom learning, live interpretation practice and field trips
  • Optional guided tours and independent exploration around Vancouver
  • Stay on the beautiful and multicultural UBC campus in a student residence
  • Date: July 11 – August 11, 2019

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