Summer Programs

As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is a showcase for Canadian history, culture, and the arts. Summer in Ottawa is delightful, green, and busy with plenty of events and festivals to enjoy.

OCDSB/YPLS Summer Credit Program

In July and August, for 9 weeks, the Summer Credit Program provides newly arriving international students the opportunity to earn an Ontario high school English as a Second Language credit at one of four levels prior to their first day of high school in Ottawa. Open to high school students, this program is composed of the following components:

  • ESL credit content
  • Content-based language learning
  • High School Foundation Program

Summer English Explorer Program

Come and explore Ottawa and make friends from around the world by joining in our famous Summer English Explorer (SEE) Program which offers many exciting opportunities to learn and explore Canada’s beautiful capital city.

The Summer English Explorer Program first started in 2001 and has been a very popular program for individual students or for student/school groups since its beginning. This program offers communicative English classes in the mornings followed by task-based activities within the Ottawa region in the afternoons. Students are involved with various tasks to increase their confidence and use of English including participating in our summer blog. They are encouraged to interact with international and Canadian students and homestay families.

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