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College of Extended Learning

Total Intense SUBMARINE© Immersion
Intersession & Summer Session

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Between May and August join us for an exciting English language learning adventure! Whether you choose to come in the spring or summer, our Intersession and Summer Session Total Intense SUBMARINE© Immersion courses will provide you with a dynamic, rapid and intensive non-traditional language experience. Our SUBMARINE© immersion courses require you to live in English 24 hours a day!

Each year, we welcome students from all over the world to Intersession and Summer Session.

Why choose this program?

  • Around the clock, seven days per week complete immersion
  • Intensive experience designed for participants 18 years or older (a limited number of 17-year-olds may participate)
  • A signed commitment from participants to function in English only for the duration of the program
  • Large-group, residential format
  • Small class sizes: 12-18 participants
  • Ample opportunities to experience New Brunswick's beautiful Capital – the City of Fredericton
  • Exciting multicultural learning environment


  • May 19 - June 18, 2020
  • July 7 - August 6, 2020


  • $3,040* per session (2020)

*All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to increase without notice. There is a separate non-refundable application fee. 30 days written notice of cancellation prior to course commencement is required before a refund is considered.

The costs include tuition for all morning and afternoon classes, evening/weekend tutorials, and workshops/activities/socio-cultural component over the duration of the program; course materials; meals; and accommodation in university residences (based on double occupancy), which form a Language House Community complete with residential ELP staff members.

EXPLORE logoIf you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible to receive a bursary to attend one of our sessions. Visit to find out more.

Frequently asked questions


How do I apply for Intersession and Summer Session?

To apply for Intersession/Summer Session, please request an application package by contacting our office either by email 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 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?

Although you may have your electronic devices with you, we strongly encourage the discretionary use of these items to maximize the learning.

What is ELP's mailing address?

The ELP mailing address is as follows:

English Language Programme
University of New Brunswick
10 Mackay Drive, Room 112

Am I able to receive mail, email and faxes?

Yes. Mail should be addressed C/O ELP to the address above with your name clearly marked. The ELP 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 meals

Where will I live?

You will live in a university residence with a roommate. Your residence room 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 UNB's Residential Life, Campus and Conference Services office 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. Smoking and vaping are not permitted in residence or 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 to make arrangements. (A specialized meal plan may incur a separate cost.)


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 the first set of lights, onto Regent Street. Continue on Regent Street, 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 Street, 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. It may be possible to connect from Moncton to Fredericton by bus.

By Bus 

Maritime Bus schedules and routes are available online. The Fredericton bus terminal is located at 105 Dundonald Street. The taxi fare is approximately $7 from the bus terminal to the university.

By Airplane

The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is a 15-minute taxi ride from the University of New Brunswick campus. The taxi fare is approximately $25 from the airport 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.

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.


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 our literature 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 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. Personal cheques must be certified by a bank.

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.