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Summer Immersion Program

Summer Immersion Program

Develop your English language skills and participate in Canadian life during this intensive program

Next Enrolment

August 6th




Improve your English, experience Canadian culture, and make lifelong friends from around the world during a summer you won’t ever forget.

What is the Summer Immersion Program?

The Summer Immersion Program is an intensive program in which you will develop your English language skills while you learn about life at York University in Toronto, one of the most multicultural campuses in Canada. You will expand your global awareness and learn about Canadian culture.

The Summer Immersion Program gives you the opportunity to improve your English listening and speaking skills from any level. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with student Community Leaders, and can participate in formal and informal, individual, and group presentations and activities.

You will practice your English language skills on fun, memorable excursions:

  • The world-famous Niagara Falls
  • The CN Tower
  • Toronto’s waterfront and diverse neighbourhoods
What You Will Learn

Over the course, you will learn from qualified instructors and form friendships with your classmates and student Community Leaders. The program will improve your ability to:

  • Initiate a discussion and engage in conversation
  • Express yourself more confidently and clearly
  • Conduct informal/formal individual and group presentations
  • Listen for general and specific information and in various contexts
  • Discuss experiences and ask questions about the experiences of others

Program length: 2.5 weeks or 3 weeks

Class size: Maximum 18 students

Class hours: 3 hours of instruction per day plus 2.5 hours of cultural workshops, campus events, and trips 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

Summer Immersion Program

Summer 2024

On Campus Classes


Summer 2024

On Campus Classes


Policies & More Information


This program consists of theoretical instruction (classes, cultural workshops) and socio-cultural programming (campus events, excursions, orientation and farewell ceremony). Classes are offered Monday-Friday and excursions are throughout the week.


All class materials are provided as part of your tuition fee.

You will need a computer to access materials.


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

Please contact us for details at yueli@yorku.ca.

In case of homestay accommodation, a 4-month-notice is required.

Enrolment Changes, Cancellations and Refunds

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

Contact Us

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