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Experience Manitoba

There is No Place Like It

Our Experience Manitoba Activities help you to use the English you have learned in the classroom in the community.

Our Activity Leaders (University of Manitoba students) always plan fun and interesting events and encourage you to make friends and practice English. They help you to explore the province of Manitoba and the city of Winnipeg and encourage you to become part of the University of Manitoba community.

On campus, you can join our Conversation Club to practice your English skills or enjoy a variety of sports in the Frank Kennedy Gym such as floor hockey, badminton, basketball, volleyball and dodgeball.

Off campus we plan activities for students to enjoy the many cultural, social and sporting events available in the city of Winnipeg.

The University of Manitoba also provides many recreational activities for students. There are a variety of sports and recreation facilities and a variety of intramural sports leagues offering the opportunity to play sports with other University of Manitoba students.


Weekly Events

Once a week a social, cultural or recreational activity is organized for students. Admission and transportation to these activities is free for Intensive English Program students. Activity Leaders and IEP staff come on all weekly events and are there to encourage students to speak English and have fun!

Conversation Club

The Conversation Club is held every week on the University of Manitoba campus. Intensive English Program students, staff and volunteers get together for some stimulating conversation. There is only one rule: speak English.

Language Partner Program

Intensive English Program students may be eligible for a language partner while they are taking the program. Students meet with a native speaker at least once a week on campus to practice their conversational skills. If you would like a language partner, please speak with one of the activity leaders.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Intensive English Program also offers a number of volunteer opportunities for students to practice their English while helping out in the local community. Students have volunteered at Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Harvest, Take Pride Winnipeg, Folklorama (cultural festival), Playcare Daycare, Carter Early Learning Centre, Misericordia Hospital, Golden Door Senior’s Home, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, CIBC Run for the Cure, UMSU and the Mennonite Central Committee.


During the summer months, IEP Extras are planned by our Activity Leaders for you to experience more of the social, cultural and recreational opportunities available on the University of Manitoba campus, the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba. With IEP Extras, students are responsible for the cost of the event and for transportation.