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Go Abroad

Go Abroad

The Career Education Department offers a three-credit, two-week field school Live, Learn and Lead trip to Ecuador. Consider applying for the next trip in 2017.

  •  Co-op Abroad

    Co-op Abroad makes international opportunities accessible to Co-op students at TRU. Its purpose is to expand the global mindset of current students interested in international work experience. For more information, visit Co-op Abroad.

  •  Teaching Abroad

    Teaching Abroad is a great way to work, travel and learn a different aspect of a new culture. 

    TRU offers the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) course with a high success rate in job placement after graduation. Upon completion of this accredited program at TRU, students receive both a TRU TESL Certificate and are eligible to apply for the TESL Canada Level 1 certificate, providing many opportunities across Canada and Internationally.

    Numerous companies recruit TRU students and alumni to teach overseas.

  •  Volunteering Abroad

    Volunteering is a great way to gain experience and references and contribute to our global economy.

  •  Internship Abroad

    More and more companies are using internships to recruit students and train them on the job. For information on internships, please make an appointment with a Career Education Coordinator.

  •  TRU Study Abroad

    The Study Abroad program at TRU allows students to live and study in a different country for one or two semesters while studying at TRU. This is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture, while earning credit towards your TRU degree. For more information, visit Study Abroad.

  •  TRU Field Schools

    International Field School trips vary between 2 to 6 weeks in length and generally operate during the months of April, May and June. These trip destinations include Belize, Peru and Ecuador. For more information, visit Field Schools.

  •  General Work Abroad Links
      •  AustraLearn

        This Australian non-profit organization offers variety of internship opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

        Globalinks Learning Abroad

      •  Campus Access

        This site is geared toward Canadian student internships and volunteer work. It is a database of information in the business and trade, journalism, technology, medicine, government, U.N., humanitarian and development work and the environment areas.

        Campus Access

      •  Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) International Youth Internship Program

        The objective of the IYIP is to support sustainable international development initiatives proposed, in partnership with local partner organizations, by Canadian professional associations, educational institutions, non-governmental organizations and private companies. In order to qualify, Canadian youth must be between the ages of 19 to 30, and be post-secondary graduates, graduates of a degree or diploma program in a university, college, post-secondary school of technology, post-secondary institute or a CEGEP (General and Vocational College).

        CIDA IYIP

      •  CANADEM

        CANADEM is an international not-for-profit NGO dedicated to advancing international peace and security through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to International Service with the UN, other IGOs, NGOs, and governments.


      •  Commonwealth Games Canada

        Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Sport Movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. Led by its volunteer Board and supported by professional staff, CGC is committed to the strengthening sport in Canada and throughout the Commonwealth.

        CGC SportWorks

      •  Cross-Cultural Solutions

        Cross-Cultural Solutions is committed to providing interns with authentic and exciting experiences. They offer internships in the areas of medicine, nursing, dental, social work, education, child development, international development & human rights and environmental sustainability.

        International Internships

      •  DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service

        DAAD’s mission is to enable young academics and researchers from around the world to become leaders in the fields of science, culture, economics, and politics. Students spend one semester enrolled in class, then a 2-6 month research internship position.

        Study and Internship Programs (SIP)

      •  GoinGlobal

        The GoinGlobal team encourages and facilitates domestic and international employment. This site lists jobs and internships from around the world


      •  Intern Abroad

        This well designed program lists internships in various countries filtered by numerous fields to work in.

        Intern Abroad

      •  Intern Jobs

        Intern Jobs seeks to provide an easy to use website for both employers and intern seekers, and you can search by keyword or location. It has many partner companies that post jobs for summer employment, tourism and in various countries.

        Intern Jobs

      •  International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

        IAESTE jobs are on every continent for 8-52 weeks in duration. Most jobs are during the summer months, but others are available in the winter and fall. Students must be between 19-35 years old and studying full time in engineering, technical sciences, technologies or architecture.


      •  International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE)

        International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) is a leader in international youth exchange programs with more than 60 years of experience promoting young people's active and global citizenship.



        All jobs posted here are located in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia & Middle East. There are a number of disciplines and fields of work to search by.

        Job Postings

      •  Rooftops Canada

        An international program that helps thousands of families secure affordable housing in sustainable communities. You can engage in providing low-cost housing and human settlement developments around the world.

        Rooftops Canada

      •  SEEDS: See Beyond Borders

        SEEDS is based in Iceland, and is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. The internships are between 3-12 months where employees experience different cultures, learn new or improve skills and take initiatives to create peace and help in social and/or environmental service.


Thompson Rivers University is committed to internationalization in education.

We can help, meet with us today. Book appointments online through Career Connections.

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TRU law student Brianna Meyer applied her passion for the environment in Alaska during an internship with Canadian Lawyers Abroad.