Short-Term English as an Additional Language Programs

The University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education (OSE) offers customizable non-credit short-term English as an additional language (EAL) programs for groups of post-secondary students from other academic institutions who want to develop their EAL skills at a Canadian university. These two to six week programs generally take place during the summer term (May to August).

If you would like more information about how the OSE can develop a short-term EAL program for your organization, please contact:

Amber McLeod
EAL Programs Coordinator
250 807 9323

Welcome to UBC’s Okanagan Campus

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world.  In our non-credit short-term EAL programs, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.

UBC Okanagan campus accommodations during sunrise

UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of more than 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the Top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

UBC Okanagan is situated within the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.

A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

Explore the Okanagan lifestyle.

  • Get a glimpse into life on UBC’s Okanagan campus at
  • Take a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art labs, modern facilities, campus residences.
  • Visit the campus for a personal guided tour led by a student ambassador.
  • Attend an orientation that’s tailored to your needs as an aboriginal student, domestic student, international student, or a student living in residence. You can even register your parents for an orientation that includes a workshop and campus tour.
  • Tour the campus, city and lake with this interactive 360-degree Kelowna From Above* video.
    * Best viewed in Chrome and Firefox 

UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna offers a variety of summer accommodation options to groups and individuals between mid-May and mid-August.

Experience a modern student room, suite or apartment on a beautiful and tranquil campus, 20 minutes from downtown and across from the Kelowna International Airport.

Walk the campus and enjoy the views, the beautiful landscaping and the academic buildings with their various architectural styles. Grab a coffee at a cafe, have a meal in one of the eateries or relax around the fountain in the courtyard.

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