Program description

We offer short-term programs throughout the year to suit the schedule and interests of individual universities, colleges and companies. We can offer these programs to any group size, but for the best price and classroom experience, we recommend a minimum of 15 students.

A typical custom program combines English classes with a variety of social and cultural activities. We will coordinate accommodation in the UVic dormitories or with a Homestay family, depending on the time of year.

We also regularly partner with UVic faculties to create specialized programs for groups who wish to combine English studies with a special focus. Recent examples of custom programs we have offered to international groups include:

  • International Globalization Program
  • Business English
  • Nursing Care in Canada
  • English and Engineering
  • English Language and Health, Wellness and Safety Program
  • English for Teachers

Program features

The features we include in this program depend on the needs, language level and learning goals of your group.

A typical program may include:

  • 20-30 study hours per week (average)
  • general or special-focus English classes
  • workshops and seminars in a special focus area (teaching, business, etc.)
  • access to the Computer Assisted Language Laboratory (CALL)
  • free weekly activities and optional weekend trips with our Cultural Assistants
  • Homestay accommodation and meals with a carefully selected local family (September to June only)
  • UVic Dormitory accommodation and meals on campus (July and August only)
  • Certificate of Participation and a Record of Grade

Program schedule

Monday to Friday: morning or afternoon classes, depending on the group.

Weekends: optional activities led by our Cultural Assistants. Whale watching, trips to Butchart Gardens and Vancouver, kayaking and hiking are all favourite activities. Availability depends on the season and number of students.



Cultural Assistants

Estimated fees per program

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How to apply

If you have between 10 and 14 students, please contact us to discuss other options.

Please contact us directly so that we can learn more about your group and make the best recommendations to suit your needs and interests. We usually require a minimum of 15 students to build a customized program.  We will be happy to prepare a program proposal for your group, including:

  • class schedule
  • free and optional activities
  • accommodation options
  • university resources

Contact us: Your inquiry will be directed to the appropriate person.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming your group to UVic soon!

Program dates