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The University of British Columbia

See your world through a new lens

Joining the Vancouver Summer Program gives you a rich international experience. Discover what it’s like to live and learn in Canada and meet amazing students like you from across the globe.

Welcome to UBC VSP:

A four-week experience for international undergraduate students at one of the world's top universities. UBC VSP is as much about academics as it is about social and cultural experiences. This summer nurture your academic pursuits, build friendships, and expand your perspective of the world around you.

Program Sessions

June Session: 

  • June 2, 2023 – July 2, 2023

July Session:

  • July 14 – August 14, 2023

Program Highlights

Study two uniquely designed courses taught by world-class UBC instructors

Engage in unforgettable VSP social and cultural activities

Live right on UBC Vancouver campus in modern student residences


Have a question about the Vancouver Summer Program?

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Upcoming Online Information Sessions

Joining our online info sessions is a great way for you to find answers to your questions about the Vancouver Summer Program—from learning about course packages to how to submit your application and more.

  • December 5, 2022, 7:00 am – 8:00 am PST

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  • December 15, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PST

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VSP FAQ #1: Common questions about applications

The VSP 2023 application period started Nov. 15. This FAQ is perfect to get the answers to any application-related questions you might have.

VSP Feature: UBC Through the Eyes of VSP Staff

UBC holds unique significances to each individual; when combined, this creates a holistic view of our institution, and interested students can use this as a great reference point as they consider starting their UBC experience. Read this blogpost to learn more about what UBC means to some of its staff members – specifically UBC VSP staff!

Campus Culture: How UBC’s Thunderbird Nickname Came to Be

UBC's Thunderbird mascot has a long and meaningful history, yet not many people know of that. Learn the creation of our institution's iconic nickname in this blogpost!

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