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International Business and Intercultural Communications (IBIC) Program

Posted By Crisdelis Rodriguez On April 22, 2016 @ 10:40 am

The York University English Language Institute’s International Business and Intercultural Communications (IBIC) program is an intensive three-week immersion in the Canadian business world for international undergraduate students, designed in collaboration with the Schulich School of Business, ranked the top MBA School in Canada.


Acquire business knowledge and skills through a mixed-format program, including English language classes in Canadian and international business, guest lectures from industry leaders, offsite visits to leading Canadian companies, “Topics in Canadian Business” conversation sessions and intercultural communication workshops.

Classes are taught by experienced business language instructors, and the “Topics in Canadian Business” conversation sessions will be led by student learning facilitators from the York University Schulich School of Business. Instruction and classroom activities focus on all language skill areas, including reading, writing, listening and speaking, to make you a strong communicator in the world of business.

The program targets specific academic and business-related skills, such as analyzing business case studies, group discussions, role-plays, researching business topics, writing business reports, working in teams, participating in interviews and making business presentations.

You will also explore local attractions and sites such as a day trip to Niagara Falls, seeing a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game or going up the CN Tower. These trips are led by our student Community Leaders, giving you a chance to put what you’ve learned in the classroom into practice in the real world.


  • Program runs for 3 weeks
  • Visits to leading Canadian companies and guest lectures from industry leaders
  • Canadian & International Business Practices Hours: 36.5 hours
  • Intercultural Communications: 15 hours
  • Schulich Business English Facilitator Topics in Canadian Business Sessions: 15 hours
  • Total: 70 hours
  • Social and cultural activities/events in and around Toronto, led by English-speaking Canadian students
  • Held in August of each year

Enrolment Eligibility

  • Graduated from high school
  • At least 18 years old
  • Successful low-intermediate/intermediate language placement test score OR IELTS 5.0 OR TOEFL iBT 64 OR TOEFL CBT 180 is strongly recommended


YUELI reserves the right to conduct further proficiency assessment to confirm an applicant’s English proficiency.



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