UBC Explore Program for International and Canadian Non-Bursary Students


The UBC Explore program gives you the opportunity to study English alongside Canadian and international students. Morning classes are dedicated to all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and afternoon project based workshops provide additional practice in speaking fluency and language production. Students develop their language skills in theme-based classes that focus on current topics such as global citizenship, civil society and sustainability.

UBC Explore Program at a glance:

  • Offered from mid-May to mid-June
  • Full-time, 5-week program
  • Approximately 25 hours of instruction per week
  • Improve speaking and listening skills
  • Enhance fluency, accuracy and pronunciation
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Develop academic writing skills and grammar
  • Build critical reading skills
  • Gain confidence in communicating in English.

It is open to domestic and international students who are 18 and older.

If you are eligible for the Canadian CMEC Bursary read more here.

If you are not a bursary student, click on "Learn More" below.