WELC Summer Program

Summer Program

Experience Canada, improve your English skills and have fun. **Applications open in February** apply now

The Summer Program is a four-week, on-campus program of 18 in-class hours per week, offered during July and August, to students who want an immersive English language experience on one of Canada’s most beautiful university campuses. Summer classes are limited to 16 students in order to maximize speaking opportunities.

In addition to in-class learning, students will have opportunities to practice their English outside of the classroom while participating in extra-curricular activities, exploring local attractions and attending a variety of social events.

Summer Program Sample Week

The Summer Program consists of English classes, socio-cultural activities, and weekly trips as suggested by the sample schedule below.

Note: This program does not satisfy the requirements for conditional admission.

Customization: Please inquire about specialized programming for groups of 10 or more.

Sample Schedule

Time 9:30 - 11:30am 11:30am - 1:00pm 1:00 - 3:00pm Afternoon Activities
Sunday Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
Monday Listening / Speaking
Room 1118
Lunch Break Reading / Writing
Room 1118
Laser Tag
Tuesday Listening / Speaking
Room 2049
Lunch Break Reading / Writing
Room 2049
Movie Night
Wednesday Listening / Speaking
Room 1118
Lunch Break Reading / Writing
Room 1118
Cooking Class
Thursday Listening / Speaking
Room 2049
Lunch Break Reading / Writing
Room 2049
Free time
Friday Listening / Speaking
Room 2029
Lunch Break Free Time Escape Room
Saturday Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Niagara Falls Free Time


How do I apply to the Summer Program?

To apply, click on the “Apply” link for the Summer Program, fill out the form and send it to us online.

For whom is this program designed?

The Summer Program is designed for international students (at least 16 years of age) who would like to come to improve their English skills at Western University during the summer.

What documents do I need to include in my application?

The application form explains which documents we will need. You do not need to prove your English language proficiency, but if you have taken an IELTS or TOEFL exam recently, please attach your score to the form.

When is the application/payment deadline?

The application/payment deadline is July 1, 2019.

Since spaces are limited, it is recommended that students apply at least two months in advance of the program start date.


How much does it cost to study in the Summer Program?

Tuition for the four-week Summer Program in 2019 is $2750* (Canadian dollars), which includes tuition, residence, health insurance, gym membership, bus pass, and ancillary fees.

Space is limited, and to secure a place in the program, full payment is required one month in advance of the start date. Payment for tuition and accommodation, if required, must be made by wire transfer.

*Please note: fees are subject to change without notice.


What are my housing options?

We have made arrangements for our Summer Program students to stay on-campus in a residence that is a five minute walk from our Faculty of Education building where the Summer Program takes place.

How do I apply for my residence and when will I be notified of my placement?

Please note your housing requirements on your application form and the WELC office will make a reservation in your name.

Need Help?

We are happy to help students through the application process. Our staff speak a number of languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Russian and Turkish. Please contact us with any questions.

Phone: (519) 661-2111, extension 85252.

Email: welc@uwo.ca