Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Summer Programs

 Language and Culture Program

Three and four-week English immersion programs based on the TRU campus, featuring intensive English instruction combined with cultural and social activities.


4-week Summer Language and Culture Program
July 2 - 26, 2019

3-week Summer Language and Culture Program
August 6 - 23, 2019



Meeting the needs of hundreds of enthusiastic learners from around the world each year, our Language and Culture Open Programs form the cornerstone of all the programming offered by the International Training Centre. Consequently, we’ve been able to broaden our program options to include 4 hands-on workshops that enable students to develop and expand their intercultural communications skills.

In addition, students can now boost their learning opportunities by choosing from a series of very practical and relevant electives. A full array of carefully selected cultural and recreational activities are woven into each program, and ample time is reserved for level- appropriate English language classroom instruction. The result is a highly motivating and dynamic programming that will leave you with increased cultural knowledge, greater language proficiency, and a more informed world view.

Downloadable Info Sheets

Application for L+C Programs

What you will gain:

  • Improved presentation skills
  • Intercultural communications training
  • Opportunities to practice English in real life situations
  • Lifelong friendships with students from around the world

What is included?

  • Homestay accommodations (meals included)
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Kamloops Airport
  • Orientation to TRU’s campus and the city of Kamloops
  • Free wifi on campus
  • Support of instructors in the classroom and during activities
  • Costs of all scheduled cultural and recreational activities
  • Support from our International Student Advisors

 Business English and Golf for Professionals

Business English and golf are the two main areas of focus in this program, and with 13 award winning golf courses in and around the city of Kamloops, it is no wonder this region was voted “Number One Golf Destination in Canada.”


Various dates available

big golf swing

Why not learn English while playing golf? Our program allows you to combine these two passions. Practice English with native English speakers while being active outside and playing golf on award- winning courses.

Business English

To be successful in today’s global work environment, businesspeople must be able to communicate confidently, accurately and effectively in English-speaking situations. Our unique program will help busy professionals master the English skills necessary to achieve their career goals.

Downloadable Info Sheets

Kamloops has many award-winning golf courses:

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • All green fees and cart rentals
  • Personalized instruction from Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) professionals
  • Unlimited access to course driving ranges and practice greens
  • Optional club rental available
  • Evening activities
  • Support from International Student Advisors

What you will gain:

  • Sun Rivers,
  • Kamloops Golf and Country Club,
  • Pineridge,
  • Rivershore,
  • Sun Peaks,
  • Eagle Point,
  • Mount Paul,
  • McArthur Island,
  • The Dunes,
  • Tobiano,

 University Success Summer Program

A six-week innovative and exciting program designed to prepare students for a successful university career.


Dates can be tailored to our clients needs. Contact the International Training Centre for further information.

TRU International Graduates

This six-week innovative and exciting program has four main objectives:

  • Attend selected university lectures and experience campus life.
  • Learn study skills that will help to ensure future university success in the chosen field of study.
  • Improve academic English language proficiency.
  • Experience Canadian culture and participate in a variety of exciting activities.

The focus of the first two weeks of this program is to explore the campus, attend lectures, interact with faculty, develop and expand study skills, and investigate options for education.

Classroom Visits

Students will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and observe selected lectures in various faculties on campus. This will allow students to gain familiarity with academic expectations and instructional styles. Regardless of their chosen field of study, students will advance more easily once they have acquired a thorough understanding of essential topics such as critical thinking skills, presentation skills, and leadership skills.

For the remaining four weeks of the program, students will join with other international students and participate in our Language and Culture program.

Application for University Success Program

What is included?

  • Homestay accommodations (meals included)
  • Support of instructors in the classroom and during activities for groups
  • Free wifi on campus
  • Program activities
  • Custodianship
  • Support from our International Student Advisors
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