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Junior Camp at the University of British Columbia

Unforgettable English adventures for young students aged 9-17

 

Explore Vancouver’s amazing natural beauty while you learn English and live on campus.

In our Residential Junior summer camp program, you’ll live in UBC’s Totem Park residence, study English on campus, and connect with other international teen students throughout your program. You can even develop your skills as a social media communicator and build your social media presence by taking our Influencing Through Social Media class through our Skills Plus option!* Experience an exciting combination of beautiful Vancouver, and prestigious UBC!

*Skills Plus: Influencing Through Social Media class option is available during weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the program for an additional fee (July 7 - 27). Skills Plus is taken instead of General English. This option requires a minimum level of Intermediate 2.

 

The use of UBC’s name in this document is strictly for the purpose of identifying the locations at which ILSC Education Group is delivering the program. ILSC Education Group has no affiliation with this university and the university is not involved in or responsible for the quality, suitability, delivery, or other aspects of ILSC Education Group's program in any way.

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PROGRAM LENGTH

1-6 weeks

2024 PROGRAM START DATES*

1 week: Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4
2 weeks: Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28
3 weeks: Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21
4 weeks: Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14
5 weeks: Jun 30, Jul 7
6 weeks: Jun 30
Weeks run Sunday to Sunday, and the program officially closes on August 11.

AGE REQUIREMENT

9-17 years old

ENGLISH LEVEL

Any level*

*Skills Plus: Influencing Through Social Media class option is available during weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the program for an additional fee (July 7 - 27). Skills Plus is taken instead of General English. This option requires a minimum level of Intermediate 2.

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Students live and dine within the UBC Totem Park Residence.*

  • CAPACITY: 300
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Single or shared room (We will try to accommodate your room type preference; however, final placement is based on availability)
  • BATHROOMS: Shared, 1:6
  • LAUNDRY: Card-operated machines available ($2.50 per load)
  • INTERNET: Wireless internet available in student common spaces
  • STUDENT TO STAFF RATIO: 1:15
  • MEALS: 3 meals per day**

*Our Day Only programs offer students the same inclusive Junior Camp experience without accommodation, breakfast, and airport transfer service. Our Day Only program at UBC includes lunch and dinner.
**Options for students with dietary restrictions are available. Please Inquire for more details.

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Attend specialized junior English classes or optional Skills Plus. Classes take place within the UBC academic facilities.

  • NUMBER OF LANGUAGE LEVELS: 5 Levels
  • NUMBER OF LESSONS: 17 (15 hours per week)
  • NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASS: 16 max
  • GENERAL ENGLISH CONTENT: Our Juniors English language curriculum reflects current, real-world issues, recent events, social and environmental issues, popular culture, and events so that the content is relatable and interesting for teens. The Juniors English language program focuses on several areas including Canadian culture, reading, speaking, and writing.
  • SKILLS PLUS CONTENT*: Students at the Intermediate 2 level or higher can opt to replace their English class with the Influencing Through Social Media class - develop your skills as a social media communicator and build your social media presence by learning about the qualities of a successful brand identity such as authenticity, credibility, expertise, and relatability.
  • STUDY SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • CERTIFICATE: All students receive end-of-course certificates and student progress reports.

*Skills Plus: Influencing Through Social Media class option is available during weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the program for an additional fee (July 7 - 27). Skills Plus is taken instead of General English. This option requires a minimum level of Intermediate 2.

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Teen students enjoy a social program that combines on-site activities, evening activities and off-site trips.

AFTERNOON ON-SITE ACTIVITIES: Students are offered a selection of onsite afternoon activities every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Activities include group sports, as well as performing and visual arts options. Options available vary from week to week.

OFF-SITE ACTIVITIES: 4 off-site activities per week. Activities may include: Whistler, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Playland Amusement Park, Stanley Park, and more.

EVENING ACTIVITIES: Activities include scavenger hunts, sports evenings, student performances, and dance parties.

SKILLS PLUS ACTIVITIES: Students who choose Skills Plus will enjoy two afternoon activities per week within the off-site activities slot, specifically related to their Skills Plus area of study.*

*Skills Plus: Influencing Through Social Media class option is available during weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the program for an additional fee (July 7 - 27). Skills Plus is taken instead of General English. This option requires a minimum level of Intermediate 2.

 

2024 activities calendar coming soon

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Weekly Program Schedule

Students will combine English classes with daily activities from Monday to Friday and full day activities on Saturday and Sunday. This program also includes a suite of evening activities.

During specific weeks, students with a higher English level may opt to take the Skills Plus option - these students will replace their General English Class with the Skills Plus Influencing Through Social Media Class, and enjoy two Skills Plus activities per week.

*Exact time may vary depending on the activity.

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NEW! Skills Plus Option

Influencing through Social Media

Level up your English learning and explore a topic that matches your interests, talents, and goals! 

Skills Plus is designed for students aged 13-17 years old who are at an intermediate level of English. Skills Plus classes are focused on learning topics that are relevant, relatable, and interesting to teens. In addition to the Skills Plus classes, the Skills Plus option includes two activities each week related to the study topic.

In our Residential Junior summer camp program at UBC, the Skills Plus class option in 2024 is Influencing Through Social Media (intermediate 2+).

The Influencing Through Social Media class allows students to develop their skills as social media communicators and build their social media presence by learning about the qualities of a successful brand identity such as authenticity, credibility, expertise, and relatability.

Skills Plus is optional, and available during specific weeks of the program for an additional fee. Students who choose this option take it instead of General English classes.

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Where to find us

UBC Point Grey Campus, 2525 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
 

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