iBASE hits the ground running for 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

By Ryan Connell, Student Experience Coordinator

iBASE students studying plants in in the Science Teaching Complex LabThis year’s Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) program has gotten off to a strong start!
The Renison English Language Institute welcomed 40 students into the English language pathway program for the spring term July 11. iBASE students upgrade their language skills in the seven-week program while strengthening their communication and leadership skills. Once they have successfully completed the program, the students will begin full-time studies in the Faculties of Engineering or Science this fall.
During their first week, the iBASE students participated in shopping trips to the Boardwalk and Conestoga Mall, while setting up their cell phones and Canadian bank accounts. On July 12, students went on a Science tour hosted by a Science Ambassador, followed by a visit to the Gustav Bakos Observatory on campus. Last Thursday, the students also embarked on a visit to Uptown Waterloo, visiting local shops and enjoying a dinner together at My Thai restaurant.
Activities continued last week, including an Engineering tour on Monday, and the launch of customized Student Leadership Program workshops for iBASE students with the Student Success Office. For the full schedule of iBASE events, visit the BASE events calendar.

The Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English program (iBASE) is an accelerated 7-week English language program for Waterloo Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, and Science applicants.