Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Winter Programs

 Language and Culture Open Program

A three-week English immersion program based on the TRU campus, featuring intensive English instruction combined with cultural and social activities.


3-week Winter Language and Culture Open Program

February 19 - March 8, 2019

Language & Culture Open Programs - Winter

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

 ESL and Skiing or Snowboarding

This intensive program will allow learners to increase their English proficiency while developing their skiing and/or snowboarding skills in a world class ski destination.


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

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Combining morning Language lessons with afternoon skiing or snowboarding, students can develop their English skills while also improving their skills on the slopes. If you are passionate about English language training and improving your downhill form, this is the program for you!

All classes will be held at Sun Peaks Resort, a beautiful resort which is located just minutes away from Kamloops.

Downloadable Info Sheets


What is included?

  • Accommodation in Kamloops and at Sun Peaks Resort
  • All lift tickets and ski/snowboard lessons
  • Optional ski/snowboard rental available
  • Costs of all scheduled activities
  • Support from our International Student Advisors
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