Guided short-term outbound mobility projects as gateways to a semester abroad

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) proposes to create guided, short-term, international mobility opportunities for students to increase their comfort level and prepare them for a full-semester abroad. Emphasis will be placed on recruiting disadvantaged students who do not typically study abroad. Projects will build on the ‘TRU wrap-around support program to prepare students for a study […]

Kw’seltktnéws, TRU Indigenous Culture and Knowledge Makers Exchange Program

Building on Indigenous Cultural Education Exchange program successes, and implementing outcomes of Thompson River University’s Indigenous Innovation GSO project, Kw’seltktnéws will expand physical and virtual exchange opportunities for Indigenous students at TRU. The project will focus on increasing Indigenous student’s participation in mobility by reducing two critical barriers: cost and the need for wraparound supports.The […]

TRU Indigenous Student Mobility Program

Thompson Rivers University’s Indigenous Education and All My Relations (AMR) Research Centre collaborated to expand the Indigenous Cultural Education Exchange (ICEE) to engage international partners in the creation of an international cohort of TRU’s Knowledge Makers Journal program. This program builds on the ICEE 3-week short-term program engaging Indigenous (CAN), Aboriginal (AUS) and Maori (NZ) […]

Providing a wraparound support program to prepare TRU students for a study abroad experience

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) created a wraparound support program that provided domestic students the skills and confidence they require to feel comfortable going abroad to non-traditional destinations. The program prepares students for an outbound exchange opportunity and provides the framework for self-reflection upon their return. The program combined Spanish language training focusing on realistic scenarios […]