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Spring Break Immersion Program

Spring Break Immersion Program

Develop your English language skills and immerse yourself in Canada

No upcoming enrolments

Get in touch with our registration team for more information about this program.


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Spend your Spring Break making friends and learning about Canadian life, culture and about Toronto, one of the world’s largest, multicultural cities. Improve your English language skills through instruction and real-life practice.

What is the Spring Break Immersion Program?

The Spring Break Immersion Program is an exciting experience in which you will develop your English language skills and learn about Canadian life in Toronto, one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

You will practice your English language skills in fun, online, interactive activities and learn more about:
  • Toronto’s waterfront and diverse neighbourhoods
  • The CN Tower
  • The world-famous Niagara Falls
What You Will Learn

Not only will you learn about life in Toronto, Canada, you will also be developing your English language skills during online classes led by our highly qualified teachers. You will hone your listening and speaking skills in English from any level. You will also learn alongside students from around the world. Over several weeks, you will be able to put the skills you learn in class into real-life practice as you engage in fun, interactive online events and activities with other students.

Program length: 2-4 weeks
Online class size: Maximum 18 students
Online class hours: 2.5 hours of instruction and activities per day


  • English-only environment
  • Start at any English level
Learn more about the English Language Institute

Who should take this program?

International high school graduates looking to improve their English language skills and experience university life in Canada.

Admission requirements

To enrol in this program, students must be a high school graduate and be at least 18 years old. However, if you are under 18 years old, you still may be eligible. Contact the York University English Language Institute to confirm.

To view all English Language Institute preparation programs, visit our Proficiency Pathway table.

Accredited by Languages Canada

Policies & More Information

  • 2-4 weeks of Monday-Friday programming
  • 12.5 hours per week of instruction and activities
  • Includes virtual excursions and socio-cultural events lead by Community Leaders
Out-of-class Timetable

The University Life program provides a range of co-curricular activities including:

  • Conversation Partners
  • Virtual campus activities with other members of the York community
  • Online workshops on university life skills, including topics such as time management skills, applying for admission, and testing strategies

You will need a computer with reliable, high-speed internet and a camera and microphone.


Accommodations in homestay and on-campus at York University residence is available.

Enrolment Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

Please refer to our Deferral, Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy.

No upcoming enrolments. Contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Ask us anything about this program and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.