Explore English at UBC

The Explore English program is a 5-week immersion experience in English at the beautiful Vancouver campus at the University of British Columbia. This program is open to domestic and international students who have an elementary to advanced level of English and are at least 19 years old.

Explore English is an integrated skills program, with a dominant component dedicated to speaking fluency and accuracy. Classes provide language instruction and practice along with opportunities to explore global topics through group projects, lectures, discussions, presentations, guest speakers and field trips. Classroom activities are learner centered and guided by experienced language instructors.

Bursary Students
Canadian students applying for the CMEC bursary

Non-Bursary Students
Canadian and international students interested in the Explore English program

Courses and Programs


Explore English for Canadian Bursary Students

The Explore English program is a five-week immersion experience in English offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. You must be a full-time student for at least one semester in the academic year prior to the start of the program and at least 19 years old. LEARN MORE

Explore English for International and Canadian Non-Bursary Students

The Explore English program is a full-time, 5-week program with approximately 120 hours of English instruction in an integrated skills format. LEARN MORE