Study Abroad

At TRU, the words study abroad refer to all student opportunities in countries other than Canada, including exchanges, field schools, practicums, co-op and so much more.  In line with TRU's COVID-19 guidelines, Study Abroad has moved to online service only. You can contact us during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays). Although our physical office is currently closed, our team continues remotely to provide services and support.

For those interested in applying for an exchange, our mandatory Study Abroad Information Sessions will be delivered in a 3-part virtual webinar format.  Links to these will be posted here shortly.

University is a unique time in your life when you can take liberties you can't later in life. Studying abroad increased my confidence and willingness to take risks. Going on exchange allowed me to integrate travel with my other goals, and it was a frugal way to travel. If you can mitigate regret in your life, its the hugest gift to your future self.
Emily, a Psychology major, studied abroad on exchange for a full year with one of our ISEP partners in the United Kingdom
I've travelled the world, stayed in hostels, but that doesn't compare to the experience of living abroad while studying. Through an exchange you get to dive under the surface of things. You learn the intricacies of a place when you're living there for several months. Although I was in non-English speaking countries (Japan and South Korea) I was able to take classes in English and make friends with people from all over the world.
Dyson, a Computing Science student, went on exchange twice and studied with bilateral partners Toyo University in Japan and Kyung Hee Univeristy in South Korea

What international program works for you?


The benefits of studying abroad

  • Courses count towards your degree.
  • Costs the same price, or cheaper, than a semester at TRU.
  • Discover new languages, opportunities and cultures.
  • Non-competitive application process.
  • Showcase experience on your resumé.

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Take in an info session

The first step to apply to Study Abroad is to attend one of our information sessions, which are offered throughout the academic year.

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