The Vancouver Summer Program in Kinesiology welcomed the biggest cohort to date this summer, with 89 visiting International Students across three programs, Sport and Exercise Performance, Coaching Science, and Clinical Kinesiology.
Developed to provide international students with a cross-cultural learning experience, the program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about the field of Kinesiology in Canada, while also exploring Canadian society and culture through interactive lectures, various social activities and intercultural workshops.
The course included a city tour, visits to museums, Vancouver tourist attractions, dragon-boating, a beach BBQ, sporting events, and optional field trips to Whistler, Victoria and the Rocky Mountains.
Carlos Cantu, Coordinator of International Affairs explains, “Five years ago, we started with two packages and 46 students. Looking at this year’s registration, it’s clear the program continues to grow and expand. This year we were proud to offer three packages, with 89 students in total, from 9 countries and 21 different universities. This has been possible thanks to the international partnerships the school has formed over the years. Through our international programs, we seek to increase the degree of internationalization of all of the School’s major areas, and to enhance the position of UBC School of Kinesiology in the world and to increase the opportunities available to our students to study and work internationally”.
The Vancouver Summer Program in Kinesiology runs each summer, with applications opening in early November. For more information, click here.