The summer of a lifetime
PSYL is designed for youth aged 15-18 (usually in grades 10-12). This includes those entering grade 10 in September 2021, and those graduating from grade 12 in June 2021.
Students younger than 15 at the time of the program are encouraged to apply the following year, in order to benefit fully from the experience. If you know that attending at a later date will not be possible, or are facing other unique circumstances, get in touch with us and we can discuss ways to make it possible for you to join us at PSYL.
PSYL does not run programs for younger students or for adults at the moment, but we are looking to expand our offering in the future!
Earn High School Credit
PSYL has been approved by the Ontario and BC Ministries of Education to offer students high school credits. In order to receive the credit(s), the student must enroll in the Accredited version of the program.
The Accredited Program sits within the regular program experience with added focus on capturing the Participants experiences and learning. The Participants will also be required to attend an extra meeting every few days, complete some additional written work and submit a Final Paper at the end of the Program.
Students from Ontario can receive an Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation (IDC4U) single credit. The prerequisite for this course is any other university/college preparation course. Please confirm with your school Principal or Academic Counselor to make sure you qualify to receive this credit.
Students from British Columbia can receive 4 credits at the Grade 12 level through the External Credentials Program. Please confirm with your school Principal or Academic Counselor to make sure you qualify to receive this credit.
Students from all other areas will need to check with your school Principal or Academic Counselor to see if you qualify.
We are reviewing the fee structure ahead of PSYL 2021 – please check back in the fall.
This includes meals (3 meals and 3 snacks daily), accommodation, field trips, program supplies, transportation to and from the Pearson College campus from either Victoria International Airport (YYJ) or the the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Once participants have arrived in Victoria, they should not need any money. This fee does not include travel costs to get to Victoria.
For those participants who qualify and wish to participate in the accredited program to earn extra high school credits while participating in PSYL.
A limited number of bursaries are available only to participants in financial need. PSYL is not able to contribute any amount towards travel or visa expenses. If you need financial assistance to attend, please indicate this in your Application Form and we will reach out to you with information regarding the next steps.
A full refund will be issued in the event a Canadian Visitor Visa application is refused.
Otherwise, refunds will only be considered in the event of illness or injury prior to the start of the program.
In the event of a refund, a processing charge of C$100 will apply when cancelled no later than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the program and a processing charge of C$350 will apply when cancelled less than six (6) days prior to the start date of the program.
The applications for PSYL 2021 participants will open in the fall of 2020.
There is no deadline for submitting an application. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but the program tends to fill up by the spring. Apply early to make sure you get a place in the program!
Our team will review the applications and invite successful candidates to register within 2 weeks of applying. The first round of applicants will be invited to register in mid-January, and on a rolling basis thereafter. Your participation will be confirmed once we have received the registration form, intake documents, and payment.
The Participant Application Form will be available here in the fall
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 250 391 2411
650 Pearson College Drive
Victoria, BC, Canada