Short Term Studies with TRU's International Training Centre

COVID-19 information for face-to-face programs

We are intending to run our face-to-face Language and Culture programs this summer, in accordance with federal and provincial public health guidelines. Please see the travel and quarantine information below. 

If you are arriving by air: 
As of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving in Canada by air must: 

  • take a COVID-19 molecular test 72 hours before your scheduled flight 

  • take a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival before exiting the airport 

  • take a second COVID-19 molecular test toward the end of your 14-day quarantine period 

  • reserve and stay three nights at a government-approved hotel at your own expense until test results are received Click here for more info 

If you are arriving by land:
As of February 22, 2021, all travellers arriving in Canada by land must: 

  • provide proof of a valid COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the US within 72 hours before arrival at the border 

  • take a COVID-19 molecular test upon arrival at the border. You will also be given a test kit for use during quarantine.  Click here for more info 

Please check the Government of Canada website for updated information on visa applications. Please note the 14-day quarantine is not included in the price of you program and will be at your own expense. If you decide the face-to-face program won’t be an option, you may wish to consider one of our Language and Culture Online programs this summer. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns and email us at 


We are happy to be running both online and face-to-face programs this summer

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For over 25 years, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has been delivering customized training programs of the highest calibre, earning us worldwide recognition. Our intensive, short-term programs are strategically balanced to maximize learning opportunities while allowing participants enough time to gain an appreciation of Canadian culture and participate in carefully selected activities. The result is a rich and rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.

We offer open enrolment programs and customized programs all designed to meet the goals of participants. Our open enrolment programs offer the most popular features perfected over decades of running summer and winter camp programs, resulting in a highly motivating and fun learning environment. In addition, we work closely with international partners, governments, educational institutions and businesses to develop programs tailored to the needs of the client.

Many of our customized programs include an English language studies component. We build on the diverse range of programming offered at Thompson Rivers University to develop programs that meet the specific needs of our partners. Our program delivery is versatile. We can deliver programs on our campus or overseas at a location that suits the needs of our program participants.

Common features

Regardless of the specifications for each program, all of the programming we provide has the following elements in common:

  • Student-centred instruction
  • Customized, content-based curriculum
  • Exciting cultural and recreational activities
  • Experienced TESL certified instructors
  • Integrated skills
  • Communicative learning
  • Flexible options for assessment
  • A safe, supportive learning environment
  • An intercultural campus
  • Small class sizes
  • Exit surveys to monitor and ensure quality
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