Our Programs

Experience university for a week

Taking time away from school is a rewarding experience, when students return to class with new energy and excitement for learning. ESU provides an inclusive environment where students can see into their future and discover new ideas and areas of interest. Our programs provide a great opportunity for students to experience unique learning, outside of a busy school schedule.

Spring and summer programs encourage students to explore their interests and passions in a university environment. Whether a student wants to enhance their school curriculum requirements, learn a new skill, or experience all that Queen’s has to offer. Our programs have enrichment for everyone.

Excite your Curiosity!

Excite your curiosity while experiencing life as a university student. At ESU, our programs have enrichment for everyone. Whether you are a student, or teacher who is looking for something academically challenging or wanting to explore a topic you are curious about. There is a course for you at ESU.

ESU programs are offered during the academic year and during summer holidays to fit everyone’s schedule. Our programs are inclusive and we encourage students with special needs or accommodations to contact us to discuss how ESU can be right for you.

Our Programs

Seven Eight Enrichment Days

SEEDS | For Grades 7 – 8 View Program Details

Enrichment Mini Course

EMC | For Grades 9 – 12 View Program Details

Leadership Training Program

For Grades 7 – 10 View Program Details

Enrichment Online

For Grades 7 – 12 View Program Details

Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen’s

SEEQ | For Grades 8 – 12 View Program Details


Each year the ESU team creates an exciting activity schedule for residence option participants to give students the opportunity to meet peers from other schools, and socialize with student supervisors in a fun environment.

  • No registration is required for activities for residence option participants
  • Commuter option students invited for dinner and Thursday final evening activities at no additional charge – registration required at commuter check in
  • All activities take place on Queen’s campus and within in the Kingston community

Activities could include:

Sports & Games – gaga ball, spike ball, volleyball, noodle hockey, soccer, touch football, capture the flag and Zumba

Special Events – Welcome Rally, Conquer Queen’s Scavenger Hunt, Movie Night

Summer Only – Sunset Ceremony at Fort Henry World Heritage Site, Swimming at Tomlinson Aqua Park

In collaboration with community professionals and campus partners, ESU provides challenging and innovative learning experiences in a variety of fields.

  • Engineering
  • Languages
  • Biology
  • Fine Art
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Kinesiology
  • Creative Arts
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Medical Science
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Music
  • Cultural Studies
  • History