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Vancouver – University of Columbia – Ages 13-17

Founded in 1908, the University of British Columbia (UBC) enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence ranking 2nd in Canada and 40th worldwide. Nestled in acres of beautiful gardens, with a regional park next door and the Pacific Ocean within walking distance, UBC is a beautiful and inspiring setting for a summer programme.

UBC offers students a modern university experience with onsite residential accommodation of an extremely high standard. The campus also boasts fantastic sporting facilities, the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, an award winning Arts Centre, and the beautiful Botanical Gardens. The school s programme offers students the chance to experience the best of Vancouver and British Columbia. Within their two-week stay, all students will enjoy a seaplane flight over the glaciers and a visit to Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.


2 weeks course

From 28 June to 19 July 2020

Package includes

  • 20 lessons of General English per week in multinational classes
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation  on campus in single or twin rooms
  • Activity Programme with afternoon and  evening activities
  • 2 half day trip per week
  • 2 full day trip per week.
  • All course books and materials
  • Leaving Certificate
  • 24 hour care good supervision and high level of security
  • Travel and Medical insurance.


2 WEEKS – CAD$ 4,120


Please contact us directly if you are interested in buying this course. This course is also available for younger students. Please contact us for details.

If you are booking a residential course after 31st March, please contact us  to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us  before booking online

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Canada-UBC Campus 3
  • Canada-UBC Campus 2
  • Canada-UBC Pool
  • Canada-UBC Residence
  • Canada-UBC Studying
  • Class3
  • Communal1
  • Canadian glaciers
Canadian glaciers

Excursions include


  • Sea plane ride over Vancouver Harbour*
  • Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium
  • Whistler Cultus Lake Water Park

*Available on specific dates and only once per student.


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Founded in 1908, The University of British Columbia (UBC) enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence, ranking 2 nd in Canada and 40th worldwide. Nestled in acres of beautiful gardens with a regional park next door and the Pacific ocean within walking distance, UBC is a beautiful and inspiring setting for a summer programme. The beautiful UBC campus is surrounded by forest and ocean on all sides, and features some fantastic on-site facilities. These include a sports centre, an ice hockey arena, a swimming pool, tennis courts and playing fields, the Vancouver Museum of Anthropology, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum (home to Canada’s largest blue whale skeleton) and the UBC Botanical Garden. Students at our St Giles Juniors Vancouver will experience all of the beautiful natural sights that Vancouver and British Columbia have to offer through excursions to locations such as Whistler, Cultus Lake Water Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. In addition to the great outdoors, students will be able to enjoy Vancouver as a bustling and vibrant urban centre.



All arrivals and departures should be on Sundays. If students wish to arrive or depart on a Saturday, one way supplementary fees will be charged. Saturday arrivals and departures are arranged subject to availability. Please let us know in advance so we can arrange suitable airport transfers .

Please note: Courses run from Sunday to Sunday. All prices are based on arrivals and departures on Sundays. Arrival and departure on other days is only available at limited centres and is subject to availability. Non-Sunday arrival or departure will incur a supplementary charge of £100 or US/Can$200 in addition to the extra night charge, available on request.

Unaccompanied Minors: Any student travelling as an Unaccompanied Minor (UM) must pay our UM fee of £50/US$100/Can$100 per single journey

Canadian Junior Guardianship - Junior Summer Residential course students for Canada must obtain a Canadian Junior Guardianship Certificate through the school. These will be processed for you on 1 March, 2 April, 1 May and 1 June at a cost of Cad$15 or, on other dates, at CAD$50.

Airport bus transfer: The school is now able to offer a bus transfer service from certain airports. Students will travel with other students, and adult supervision, on a dedicated minibus that will leave the airport at 4pm each Sunday while the course runs. It will leave the centre at 10am every Sunday to return to the airport. This option may be subject to availability.



Classes take place in academic buildings on campus. These are a 10 minute walk from the residence. All meals are taken in the cafeteria a few minutes’ walk from the residence. A packed lunch or meal ticket is provided on full-day excursions.



  • Number of language levels: 5 (A1 Elementary to C1 Advanced)
  • Number of weekly lessons: 20 per week (4 x 50 minute lessons on 4 days)
  • Maximum number of students in a class: 15
  • Content: Comprehensive theme-based syllabus focusing on language development and communicative competence.
  • Certificate: An end of course certificate and full report is given to all students who have taken part in the programme at an awards ceremony.


Number of student beds: 60
Hand-basin in room: No
Number of beds per room: 1 or 2
Bathrooms: Shared – 1 bathroom to 8 students
En-suite: No
Laundry facilities: Yes
Vending machines: Yes
Towels provided: No
Common areas in residence: Yes
Internet in room: No, but Wi-Fi is available in common rooms
Security: Overnight supervision by school's staff living at the residence
Sports facilities: Tennis courts, sports fields and a swimming pool
Security: 24 hour supervision by the school's staff living in the Residence; secure access to building & rooms
A full afternoon and evening activity programme is provided. There are a range of activities per week including discos, film nights, karaoke, soccer, swimming, cinema trips, Canadian Idol Night, shopping and visits to beaches and local attractions. There will also be at least two full-day and two half-day excursions per week included in the package price. Destinations include Whistler, Vancouver city tours, Cultus Lake Water Park, Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium. Additionally, each student attending the Vancouver programme will receive a seaplane tour of downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver Harbour.


Breakages and Medical Deposits: Please note that a deposit  is payable in cash on arrival, and will be collected from all students on the first day of their course.

The breakages deposit will be returned to students with a deduction made if any for loss of keys and/or personal damage to any property of the school has occurred.

Students studying the US and Canada are also requested to pay a refundable deposit  to cover the insurance excess payable for any medical expenses in the event that the student is ill and requires treatment.

Please note that a guardianship fee of CAD$100.00 is payable on all junior courses in Toronto and Vancouver. Junior students must obtain a Canadian Junior Guardianship Certificate through our agency, these will be processed by the school on 1st March, 2nd April 1st May and 1st June at a cost of CAN$15 or on other dates at CAN$50.



Students must follow the law of the land, which means  that

no student can buy alcohol (it is illegal to buy alcohol in the USA if you are under the age of 21):

 no student can buy cigarettes/tobacco (it is illegal to buy cigarettes/tobacco in the USA if you are under the age of 18):

The use of alcohol and drugs is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated under any circumstances.  No smoking is permitted while on the course.  This applies to all students.

Students are expected to keep their bedrooms tidy and put their litter in bins provided.  Students are not permitted to leave the campus unsupervised.

The school reserves the right to terminate without notice the course of any student who persistently misconducts him/herself during the programme, or who fails to meet the attendance requirements of the course. There is no refund of fees to students whose courses are terminated in this way.



Students should bring summer clothes as well as waterproof jackets, swimwear, trainers (sports shoes) for outside usage, white -soled sports shoes for use in the sports hall, and a towel.. Students should also bring, an alarm clock and hairdryer if needed. Students should remember to bring an adaptor for their mobile phone charger and other electrical items. We advise that students do not bring valuable items such as expensive watches, jewellery, valuable electronic items, expensive cameras etc.

However, valuables and items such as passports and airline tickets can be handed over to the school staff for safe keeping. The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss of items or money unless given to them for safe keeping.

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