Frequently Asked Questions

Intersession / Summer Session

These questions and answers apply exclusively to the Total Intense Submarine Immersion Intersession and Summer Session courses.

General

How do I apply for Intersession/Summer Session?
To apply for Intersession/Summer Session, please request an application package by contacting our office either by email (ELP@unb.ca) or by telephone (506-453-3564). Complete the application form and return it to the ELP office with the application fee and all required documents listed in the application package.

Is there a deadline to apply?
No. Provided spaces are available, applications may be accepted until the course start date.

Can I arrive after the course start date?
It may be possible to arrive after the course start date. Contact our office for more information.

Will there be a test?
Yes, there is an assessment procedure at the beginning of the course for class placement purposes.

Do I need to know English in order to study?
No. Classes are available for all levels of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced.

Can I bring electronic devices?
To encourage maximum learning opportunities, the English Language Programme uses a dynamic face-to-face (F2F) three-dimensional approach in its immersion experience.  Although you may have your electronic devices with you, we strongly encourage discretionary use of these items.  
Note: The University is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any items.

What is your complete mailing address?
The ELP mailing address is as follows:

English Language Programme
University of New Brunswick
10 Mackay Drive, Room 112
FREDERICTON, NB
E3B 5A3  CANADA

Am I able to receive mail, email and faxes?
Yes. Mail should be addressed to you as follows:

Your Name
c/o English Language Programme
University of New Brunswick
10 Mackay Drive, Room 112
FREDERICTON, NB
E3B 5A3  CANADA

The English Language Programme fax machine and email account are for business purposes, however, students may receive faxes and emails. There is a nominal fee for this service.

Accommodations and Meal Plans

Where will I live?
You will live in a university residence. Your residence room (double occupancy) is included as part of the course cost. Residence rooms are equipped with a desk, chair, bed, mattress and closet space for each person. Sheets, blankets and pillow are provided. Towels and toiletries are not provided.

Are single rooms available?
Yes, a limited number of single rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is an additional charge for single rooms.

Is there a washroom in my room?
No. Students share communal washrooms. 

Where can I live on-campus before the course begins and after the course ends?
Between May and August, the University of New Brunswick operates a summer hotel.  
Please check with UNBs office of Residential Life, Campus and Conference Services for any restrictions and eligibility requirements.

Are there rules in residence (Language House Community) that I must obey?
Yes. The ELP Language House Community is a safe, closed environment where the world unites under one roof to study and live the learning together with respect.  
Please note: Smoking is not permitted in residence or in any University building.

I have special dietary requirements. What should I do?
Please contact our office at least two weeks before the start of the course for more information and/or to make arrangements. Please note: a specialized meal plan may incur a separate cost.

Transportation

How do I get to the University of New Brunswick?

By Car
From the EAST (Moncton/Saint John): Follow Trans Canada Hwy, RTE 2, towards Fredericton. Take Hwy-101 N, Exit 285B to Fredericton. As you enter Fredericton, turn right at first set of lights, onto Regent Street. Continue on Regent, making a right onto Montgomery Street. Follow Montgomery Street, making a left on Dineen Drive. The Wu Conference Centre/College of Extended Learning building is on your right.

From the WEST (St. Stephen/Woodstock/Maine): Follow RTE 3, exiting onto Trans Canada Hwy RTE 2, towards Fredericton. Take Exit 280, RTE 8 N, Fredericton/Miramichi. Follow RTE 8 N to Exit 6B, taking RTE 101 N. Turn right onto Regent Street. Continue on Regent, making a right onto Montgomery Street. Follow Montgomery Street, making a left on Dineen Drive.  The Wu Conference Centre/College of Extended Learning building is on your right.

By Train
There is no train station in Fredericton. The two closest train stations are located in Moncton and Miramichi, New Brunswick  each a minimum 90-minute drive to Fredericton by car.
www.viarail.ca

It may be possible to connect from Moncton to Fredericton by bus. Please visit the Maritime Bus website for schedules and routes.

By Airplane
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is a fifteen-minute taxi ride from the University of New Brunswick campus.  The taxi fare is approximately $25 from the airport to the University.

By Bus
Visit the Maritime Bus website for schedules and routes

The Fredericton bus terminal is located at 105 Dundonald Street. The taxi fare is approximately $7 from the bus terminal to the university.

Health Insurance

Do I need to purchase health insurance?
Yes.  The University of New Brunswick requires that all students have health insurance.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate medical insurance.  You will be asked to provide proof of health insurance. 

International students are encouraged to purchase health insurance before travelling to Canada.

Canadian students are asked to bring their provincial health cards. Please contact your health care provider to find out if your health insurance covers you while you are in New Brunswick. For residents of Quebec, the information contained on this website may be of interest to you.

Financial

Is the application fee refundable?
No, the application fee is not refundable. 

Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes. The key/damage deposit is explained in a pre-session telephone call and once again at registration.

What forms of payment are accepted?
Payment should be made in Canadian dollars (CAD). Payment methods vary and may include the following:  money orders, bank drafts, travellers cheques, certified cheques, bank wires/transfers and cash. International money orders and bank drafts must be drawn on a Canadian bank and have magnetic encoding. Cheques should be made  payable to the UNB English Language Programme.  Please note: Personal cheques must be certified at the bank, otherwise they will not be accepted.

Will I receive an income tax receipt?
Yes. Income tax receipts are automatically issued from the UNB Financial Services Office at the end of February.  Changes to your mailing address should be directed to our office as soon as possible.