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The University of British Columbia


More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and an ocean on the fourth. The campus has been located on this site for most of its 100-year history; a location that is the traditional territory of the Musqueam people. With state-of-the-art facilities and picturesque surroundings, it is the perfect setting for a junior language holiday.
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Key Facts


10 – 17 years


15 contact hours per week


Groups & Individuals


University Campus


Residential & Homestay


500 max beds per week


  • British Columbia’s No.1 university, a large green campus just 30 minutes from central Vancouver
  • Day trip to Whistler
  • Fantastic outdoor activities

About the programme

  • English levels: Elementary – Proficiency (programme can be adjusted to lower English levels)
  • Average class size: 15
  • Visit Whistler and the Rocky Mountains
  • Extensive outdoors programme
  • 2 full-day excursions*
  • 10 half-day excursions*


*In a two-week programme



For a supplement, you can add International English Learning Testing System (IELTS) – held at the downtown Oxford International language school. Confirm in advance.


Oxford International Junior Programmes understands that occasionally slightly young/older siblings or friends may wish to come in a group. Oxford International Junior Programmes reserves the right to accept students who are slightly younger or older than the advertised minimum/maximum age. These exceptional requests must be approved by our admissions team in advance. Appropriate welfare and safety provisions will apply.

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16 June 2024


11 August 2024

1 – 8

week programmes available

The University of British Columbia


Sports: Grass field, tennis and basketball courts and access to university softball diamond, ice rink and indoor swimming complex

Other: Lounges in the accommodation area with TV, sofas and basic kitchen. The commons block offers Wi-Fi and dining.


Residences: Single rooms with shared single-gender washrooms

Homestay: Host family accommodation with twin rooms as standard, single rooms available upon request. Homestay programmes are full-board by default; includes breakfast, packed lunches and dinner. On-campus lunch options are available upon request. Homestay shuttle included in homestay programmes.


Bus: Bus loop at UBC – #4, #44, #17 and #N17 direct to downtown take approximately 20min

University of British Columbia

2451 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Stanley Park

17 Stanley Park Causeway, Vancouver, BC V6G, Canada

Granville Island

510-2695 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Canada Place

Canada Place, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada


4801 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1E2, Canada

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Domestic and International Terminals, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A4, Canada

Location guide

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Sample Programme

Day 1ArrivalsArrivalsCampus tour and ice-breaker activities
Day 2Lesson 1 (Testing/Orientation)Vancouver Walking TourOn-site Activities
Day 3Lesson 2Sports on campusOn-site Activities
Day 4Lesson 3Cycling in Stanley ParkInternational Evening
Day 5Lesson 4FlyOver CanadaColour Run
Day 6Lesson 5Metrotown Shopping TripMetrotown Shopping Trip
Day 7Full-day excursion to Playland Amusement ParkFull-day excursion to Playland Amusement ParkKaraoke Night
Day 8Full-day excursion to WhistlerFull-day excursion to WhistlerOn-site Activities
Day 9Lesson 6Science WorldOn-site Activities
Day 10Lesson 7Canopy Walk at UBC On-site Activities
Day 11Lesson 8Beach BBQ & Beach GamesBeach BBQ & Beach Games
Day 12Lesson 9SwimmingTalent Show
Day 13Lesson 10Granville IslandOn-site Activities
Day 14Science MuseumOptional ExcursionFarewell Disco
Day 15DeparturesDeparturesDepartures

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The use of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) name is strictly for the purpose of identifying the location at which Oxford International Junior Programmes are delivered. Oxford International Junior Programmes have no affiliation with UBC and UBC is not involved in or responsible for the quality, suitability, delivery or other aspects of Oxford International Junior Programmes in any way.