Thompson Rivers University
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Programs Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the classroom, TRU offers applied experiences like peer mentor programs, service learning, co-op work placements, field schools, study abroad, and undergraduate research that will help you engage in your education. Options like the Global Competency credential recognize that today, learning goes beyond the traditional lecture hall.

 Co-operative Education

Combine academic study with paid work experience; alternate between semesters of full-time study and full-time employment.

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 Field Schools

Field schools range in length from two to six weeks and allow students to earn academic credit for a TRU course given in another country.

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 Global Competency

Earn formal recognition for intercultural and international experiences

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 Leadership in Environmental Sustainability

Earn formal recognition for your knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes that contribute to environmental sustainability.

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 Peer Mentor Programs

In peer mentor programs, you have an opportunity to access valuable training, partake in professional development, gain hands-on experience, and give back to your peers and campus community. These positions also look great on a resumé and are a lot of fun!

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 Intercultural Council Program

Understand your own cultural strengths and sensitivities, be a proficient cross-cultural communicator, gain cultural awareness and become engaged with other cultures.

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 Research

Applied research and scholarship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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 Service Learning

Volunteering and Service opportunities for community minded students.

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 Study Abroad

Live and study in a different country for up to two semesters. Choose from over 200 partner institutions in more than 40 countries.

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 Work Study & Student Jobs

Gain training, experience, and income by working on campus while you study.