Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a regional university in south-central British Columbia, and is situated in the heart of the western Canadian mountains about a four-hour drive from Vancouver. Of the 10,000 students on campus, 1,600 are international and are supported by a significant international program TRU World.) This link to TRU World will connect you to a variety of programs and support services (including housing).UTK and Thompson Rivers are part of ISEP, which opens the possibility for exchange and direct enroll possibilities.


Housing and other services.
Students applying through ISEP typically live in homestays near the campus, though residence hall or apartment-style options are also possibilities. ISEP Exchange students pay for housing and meals at UT rates while ISEP Direct students would pay the program fee listed online. Questions about housing and other student services may be directed to Anne Hulse who is UTK’s Program Abroad Coordinator for Canada.


Although TRU does not offer many agricultural courses, they do have programs in sciences, the environment, tourism and horticulture.Specific programs of possible interest to Herbert College of Agriculture students include:


Courses can be found by picking a term and choosing from the “subject” list. It would also be useful to choose the Kamloops Campus and Undergraduate Course Level, then Class Search. Multiple forestry courses are in the natural resource science subject list.


If you are outdoor oriented, want to experience the western Canadian Rockies and join students from around the world in a western setting, TRU may be an excellent choice for your study abroad experience.If you have questions, contact the Herbert study abroad coordinator.