A field school is a TRU course for credit or non-credit offered in another country. Because field schools take place outside the traditional classroom, they are:
- Low cost based on group travel rates
- Great for first-time travellers
- Great for students wishing to join a short-term trip
- Great opportunity to visit a new country
About TRU field schools
- Led by a TRU faculty member
- Vary between 2 to 6 weeks
- For-credit schools can be applied to program or degree
- Open to all campus and Open Learning students
- Open to students not attending TRU
- Most operate during in April, May and June
- Field Schools are supported by but not operated by the Study Abroad Centre
- All students approved by faculty qualify automatically for the International Mobility Award
Want to learn more about these upcoming field schools? It's easy!
Want to know more? Watch this pre-recorded International Field School webinar to help you plan your next adventure — these are easy credits and provides hands-on experience beyond the classroom. Don't miss out — spaces are limited.
Upcoming field schools
|SOBE Innovation Field School||Breda and Amsterdam, Netherlands||Winter 2022||TBC||Pending|
|Chiang Mai, Thailand||Winter 2023||November 1, 2022||May 22nd- June 2,2023|
|Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science||Belize, Central America||Spring 2022||TBC||Pending|
|Geography Field School||Tokyo, Japan||Winter 2023||TBC||May 9-23, 2023|
|Tourism Summer Field School||Montespertoli, Italy||Summer Session One||TBC||Pending|
|Respiratory Therapy - only RT students||Cusco, Peru||Spring 2022||TBC||Pending|
|Trades & Technology - only electrical students||Puerto Escondido, Mexico||Winter 2022||TBC||Pending|
|Education TESL - only TESL students||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||TBD||TBC||Pending|
|Nursing - only Nursing students||Various locations||Summer Session||TBC||Pending|
Faculty Interested in Developing an International Field School
To better assist our faculty interested in developing and leading an International Field School, we invite you to review the following documents below and contact the Study Abroad Office to learn how to get started. The Study Abroad Office is ready to collaborate with faculties and schools across the university to support through consultation and supportive leadership through every step.
Documents to assist:
- Field School Development Workflow - designed to provide an overview of steps
- Worksheet 1 with Budget
- SIF Local to Global International Field School Development and Sustainability Fund - faculty funding opportunity
- Worksheet 2 Daily Itinerary _ Travel Arrangements
Note: Check in regularly with the Study Abroad Office to learn more about any new initiatives, inter-disciplinary opportunities and partnerships we may be working on.
Other short-term Study Abroad opportunities
Another fantastic resource for TRU students to go abroad is with the British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium. BCSA offers short-term study abroad opportunities and scholarships, and will help you apply to your program of choice.