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View of mountains and Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.

Program at a Glance

University of British Columbia

Country or area Canada
City Vancouver
Class Level Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Fall sem, Spring sem, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Nestled among cedar, pine, and spruce trees, Vancouver encourages a breathtaking and exciting journey. The surroundings, including the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and its commitment to creating an exceptional learning environment make the University of British Columbia a prime destination for scientific research. Nature-lovers and inquisitive minds have the freedom to research everything from subatomic physics to plant research to sustainability. Discover the refreshing city of Vancouver through endless opportunities for water and land sports, or bring your research to life on a waterfall hike, a walk through the world-famous gardens, or by snorkeling near local islands.

Where you'll study

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of the world’s top research universities. The attractive Vancouver campus is in a natural oasis just 7 miles from downtown. In this spectacular location, a backdrop of forest and snow-capped mountains meets breathtaking ocean views. Students from all parts of Canada, and all over the world, apply to UBC to gain access to its outstanding science and research facilities. Some of these include world-leading laboratories for subatomic physics, a center for interactive research in sustainability and a center for plant research. Other campus highlights include the Chan Center for the Performing Arts, one of the world’s greatest concert halls. The city of Vancouver has revolutionary urban planning, so much so that city planners around the world take field trips to study it. For example, views of the mountains and harbor are important to residents. As a result, city buildings have openings that highlight the views. Vancouver’s citizens are all about living healthy and staying fit in the great outdoors, so get ready to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, sailing and of course, skiing not far from campus.