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ISEP Direct - Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, Canada (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
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Program Sponsor: ISEP 
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Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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Thompson Rivers University

Fast Facts

Kamloops, Canada (pop. 85,000)
Student Enrollment: 10,000
Language of instruction: English
TRU World Education
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The main TRU campus is in Kamloops, a city of over 80,000 at the centre of the southern interior of the province of British Columbia. Kamloops is approximately four hours drive north-east of Vancouver and is serviced by multiple daily flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary.

Superb summers, four dramatic seasons, sports and outdoor recreation, including world class down hill skiing, and a diversity of cultural activities that few small cities can match are among the attractions of Kamloops.

Students are within minutes from spectacular natural landscapes with the chance for hiking, fishing, biking among many outdoor activities. Kamloops is situated on the main rail and high way routes to the Canadian Rockies. Banff and Jasper National Parks are less than a day's drive away.

Program Type

Undergraduate Academic year or semester exchanges

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Fall Semester - First week of September to mid-December, Winter Semester - First week of January to late April.


School of Advanced Technology & Mathematics (computing science, computer information systems technology, mathematics and statistics), Faculty of Arts (anthropology, English and modern languages, geography, interdisciplinary program, journalism, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, visual and performing arts), School of Business & Economics (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing), School of Education (Elementary Education), School of Nursing, Faculty of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Natural Resource Sciences, Physics), Schools of Social Work & Human Service, School of Tourism (Tourism Management).

Housing and Meals

Students are housed on-campus in single-rooms within a four bedroom suite with a kitchen, common area and two bathrooms. A full meal stipend check is provided. Married student housing is available for an additional charge.


Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers a unique university experience. Formerly The University College of the Cariboo (UCC), operating as a comprehensive post-secondary institution since 1970, and with the added mandate of the former BC Open University (now TRU Open Learning), TRU continues to build on the outstanding reputations for excellence developed by these, the founding institutions.

TRU has approximately 5,500 full time students and more than 800 international students in Kamloops. The campus is situated on a plateau overlooking the city and the North and South Thompson Rivers and is designed to be easily walked from one part of the campus to another. It is serviced by the Kamloops bus system and has superb sporting facilities including a track, sporting fields, Olympic sized pool and gymnasium.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.