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Student Life

Lasting friendships, exciting learning, breathtaking outdoor experiences—this is student life in the Vancouver Summer Program. (*May only be available for July in-person session)

Friendships you’ll take home with you

Take on the educational experience of a lifetime and form lasting connections with other international students and UBC’s inspiring students, staff and faculty.


Make unforgettable memories during our welcome event, sports day, campus and city tours, pizza and board game nights and faculty trips to museums and other cultural hotspots at UBC and in Vancouver.

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The UBC campus*

With the ocean on one side and lush green forest on the other, living and studying on the UBC campus is an incredible experience.

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Student Perks*

Save money on books at the UBC bookstore, receive discounted gym memberships and visit various athletic and recreation facilities for free as a benefit of the Vancouver Summer Program.


Accommodation on the UBC campus is safe, quiet and within easy walking distance to classes, libraries, sports facilities and transportation to downtown Vancouver.

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Vancouver Life*

Vancouver consistently ranks among the top ten most livable cities in the world. Known for stunning natural surroundings, friendly locals and incredible arts, food and cultural scenes—this is your chance to experience it firsthand.

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What other Vancouver Summer Program students are saying

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