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COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the English Language Centre at UVic has canceled all on-campus programs until January 2022, except for ELPI September with a limited availability. Following the direction of the Provincial Health Office, all events of more than 50 people are cancelled. Socio-Cultural activities, events and Additional Cost trips may be modified or postponed, and ELC program calendars are subject to change without notice.

Please contact the organizer of your event directly to confirm its status.

Prepare for adventure with our Cultural Assistants leading the way! Outside of your English classes, there’s another side of our programs – the activities! Each program offers a unique activity calendar, but whatever our Cultural Assistants plan, it’s sure to be social, cultural and unforgettable!

Our workshops, local trips and special events are all designed for you to practice English while having fun. Trust us – it works! ELC programs also feature optional weekend trips at discounted prices for our students. Whale watching, going to hockey games, visiting Butchart Gardens, trips to Vancouver and kayaking are all student favourites!

If you’re living in dormitories in July and August, there’s an additional calendar of free evening activities to enjoy – including swimming, language games, movie nights and more.



Summer Activities:

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Explore student video

Rock Climbing:

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Rock Climbing

Bumper Soccer:

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Bumper soccer

Culture Night:

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Culture Night


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Kayak Video

Final Dinner Speech:

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Formal Dinner Speech