(Last Updated On: May 6, 2020)
SAO Programme CodeCA3
SAO Programme TypeG2*
Programme Period08 June to 3 July, 2020 (4 weeks)
6 July to 31 July, 2020 (4 weeks)
U Macau Application Deadline21 February 2020
QuotaNo Limit
CoursesEnglish for Global Citizen English Programme (EGC)
Programme FeeTuition Fee: CAD 2,650
Homestay Fee: CAD 37/night, homestay placement fee $250
Campus Stay: Placement fee CAD 150, CAD 35/night
(must be at least 19 years of age to stay in UBC campus)
English RequirementParticipants should have a minimum elementary level of English.
Other RequirementParticipants must have completed high school or be at least 18 years of age
RemarksStudents are required to purchase their own medical insurance as requested by UBC
**Starting from 2019, students have to be 19 years of age and older to choose to stay in a UBC campus accommodation.

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent during the trip

English Class

Victoria City Tour

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience : 3.5

Visa Application
– Procedure of the application: 2.3
– The length of the application: 2.6
– The attitude of the staff in consulate/embassy: 3.3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2.7
– Payment of programme fee: 3.2
– Course arrangement: 4
– Airport pick up service: 3
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3.5

“The communication test is an exciting and educating part. We are asked interview strangers on campus about their opinions for certain problems. It’s sometimes astonishing to find out how differently people think  when we have different cultural backgrounds. Also, we need a lot of courage to speak to strangers. I find myself more confident and outgoing after these activities.”

Accommodation (Dormitory & Homestay)
– The price: 3.75
– The location: 3.5
– The cleanliness: 3.7
– The Facilities: 3.7
– The attitude of staff: 3.5

– The price: 3
– The taste: 3