Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Field Schools

An international field school course is a credit or non-credit course or program offered off campus in another country. Because field schools take place outside the traditional classroom, they supplement your academic training with hands-on experience and offer the opportunity to apply what you've learned in class to practical activities.

Check this page often for a variety of general and program specific field schools opportunities.

2018 - 2019 Spring Field School Opportunities (open to all students)
 Course NameDestinationDepartment Dates

Ecuador flag
Live, Learn and Lead: Field School Ecuador Career Education   Trip: to be announced for Spring 2019
Belize flag Tropical Field Studies in Natural Resources (NRSC 4250) Belize Natural Resource Science   Trip: to be announced for Spring 2019
Japan Modern Languages Japan Field School Trip (MLAN 2700) Japan  Arts    Trip: to be announced Spring 2019
Japan Geography Field Trip Japan    Arts   Trip: to be announced Spring 2019
Program specific field schools
Course NameProgram RequirementDestination
International Community Development Field Trip Adventure Studies Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, Tibet, United States will run through out Spring 2019
  Business  various locations Spring 2019
  Nursing Belize, Lesotho, Samoa and various other locations Spring 2019
  Respiratory Therapy Peru annually in the Spring 
  Trades and Technology Mexico annually early Winter 

General information about TRU Field Schools

  • Led by a TRU faculty member
  • Vary between 2 to 6 weeks in length
  • For-credit schools can be applied to program or degree
  • Open to students across a wide range of programs
  • Open to students not attending TRU
  • Most operate during the months of April, May and June
  • Field Schools are supported by but not operated by the Study Abroad Centre

Other short-term Study Abroad opportunities

Another fantastic resource for TRU students to go abroad and consider 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.