This program will polish your English skills and help you feel more at home as a university student in Canada. Over four busy weeks, you will complete two very practical courses: Advanced English Language Skills and an Introduction to Canadian Culture (CS 101). Advanced English classes will improve your research, writing and seminar skills so that your UVic degree program gets off to a strong start. Introduction to Canadian Culture will give you an understanding of key aspects of Canadian culture including literature, media, communications and fine arts.
This program is ideal for international students who want to make a successful cultural and academic transition into UVic degree programs in September. It is also a convenient short-term option for students who need to meet UVic’s English language requirement: a passing grade satisfies the language requirement for entrance to UVic degree programs.