English, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (eSTEM)

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Renison University College is pleased to partner with ApplyBoard to offer the eSTEM program (English with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Environment, and Mathematics), for a unique opportunity for students to improve your overall English language skills while experiencing one of Canada’s most innovative universities, the University of Waterloo. 

Our ten-day immersion online program is designed specifically for high school students to immerse themselves in the University of Waterloo’s renowned STEM ecosystem and simultaneously improve their ability and confidence to communicate in English. The STEM component focuses on highlighting key areas of interest in the Math, Engineering, Arts, Environment, and Science Faculties and the English language component of the program focuses on preparing students to fully participate in the STEM components.  

Program Information

We are pleased to offer our eSTEM program in a 2.5-week format with classes and events on weekday evenings (in Canadian Eastern Time).

Our program features:

  • 10 hours of English language programming (aimed at high beginner to low intermediate students) designed to prepare students to fully participate in the experiential learning opportunities, with classes on Monday to Thursday nights (Tuesday to Friday mornings in East Asian time zones)
  • 10 hours of experiential learning opportunities, including science demonstrations, engineering demonstrations, math challenges and English conversational skill building
  • Exploration of Canadian culture through virtual social activities
  • Participation in virtual interactive activities with University of Waterloo students
  • End of program certificate

2023 Program Dates

In 2023, we are pleased to offer each session of our 10-day eSTEM program over a 2.5-week period.

All dates listed below are in Canadian Eastern Time (ET). Classes are held in the evenings in Canadian Eastern Time (ET). Please check back for additional program dates in 2023.

Term Program Dates Class Dates

January & February 2023

Registration open

January 16 – February 2, 2023

Monday, January 16
Tuesday, January 17
Wednesday, January 18
Thursday, January 19
Wednesday, January 25
Thursday, January 26
Monday, January 30
Tuesday, January 31

Wednesday, February 1

Thursday, February 2

Register online

We invite you to visit the ApplyBoard website for more information.

Do you have questions about registration? Please contact eSTEM@applyboard.com.