Important Dates

When is the program offered?

You can find the dates at the top of the ESL Immersion for Youth Aged 13-15 web page.

Can I arrive one day late?

Students need to arrive on the first day of the program for registration, room assignment, orientation, and placement testing. Arriving late is not permitted.

Can I leave the program early?

The earliest one can leave the program is the last Thursday of the session at noon. Leaving earlier than the specified date will be considered as abandoning the program and thus students will not receive a diploma.

How long do I have to confirm my participation in the program?

If you’re a Government Funded Student and are part of the first round of draws, the deadline date will be indicated on the first page of your Government funding letter. One usually has ten days to confirm acceptance or refusal of the fund and pay the registration fees. All consecutive draws will have a 2-3 day deadline, which will be indicated in the email sent out to recipients.

Where do I go for check-in?

Check-in will take place at Hodder Residence between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the first day of your program (see campus map).

About the Participants

Where do the students come from?

Most students in our English program come from Quebec, but some may come from Ontario and we usually have a few international students.

About the Academics

How will my level of English be determined?

See the Classroom Information web page for details.

What will I learn in class?

All classes during the program offer vocabulary, grammar, and conversation aspects.

About the Residence and Accommodations

Do I have to share a room?

See the Accommodations page for details.

What should I bring?

  • Casual clothing for everyday wear, according to weather
  • Rain jacket (or windbreaker)
  • Running shoes, comfortable shoes
  • Semi-formal clothing for the “graduation” ceremony (if desired)
  • Bath and face towels
  • Bedding: Sheets for a single bed, pillow(s), and a duvet/bedspread
  • Laundry detergent (washing machines are available on campus)
  • Personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush…)
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • Backpack
  • Medication, if needed
  • Medical insurance card, debit card, cash…
  • French-English dictionary
  • Pens, pencils, notebook…

* There is no air conditioning in residence. It is thus a good idea to bring a fan to keep your room cool.

* You cannot bring a fridge to residence. Fridges will be supplied to students with medical needs or on a case-by-case basis.

Can a visitor come and stay a few days with me in residence?

Having a guest stay overnight in one’s room is not permitted.

Do I have access to the Sports Complex?

Yes. You will have full access to the Sports Complex free of charge with your student ID. The Complex includes a pool, squash, golf, soccer, and basketball courts, and dance, yoga, and training rooms. Bring whatever equipment or clothing you need to take advantage of the Complex. You can also bring your bicycle to access the nearby bike paths. Please note that the only place to store your bike is in a public storage room inside the residence hall or outdoor at the bike stand (a lock is highly recommended).

What is the cafeteria like?

The “all-you-care-to-eat” buffet-style cafeteria offers a wide range of food including a stir fry bar, a pasta bar, a salad and soup station, a pizza bar, a sandwich bar, a dessert bar, a yogurt and fruit station, and various complete meal options at every meal, including vegetarian options. See the Accommodations page for more details.

About the Money

What does the Government cover?

The government funding will cover the cost of student accommodation and meals from the first evening of the program to noon on the last day of the program. It will also cover your ESL classes some evening activities and course materials.

How much money should I bring?

Students should consider their current level of spending (except for accommodation and meals) and add anywhere between 20% and 50% to feel comfortable during the program.

In Lennoxville, there is a Royal Bank of Canada, a CIBC bank as well as a Caisse Desjardins. On the Bishop’s campus, there are three ATM machines: TD, Royal Bank, and CIBC.

Getting to Campus

Your family or friends can drive you to campus, but please note that whoever accompanies you must leave before dinner.

For directions by car or bus, please see the Directions & Maps web page.