7 Reasons to join Thompson Rivers University

Choosing your university can be tough. There are so many factors to be considered and there are so many questions running through your head. Still deciding on the University of your choice? Check out these 7 reasons why Thompson Rivers University could be the one for you.


1. Learn the way you want, where you want.

TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located in beautiful British Columbia’s southern interior. You can choose from over 140 on-campus programs of your choice. Small class room sizes and amazing faculty from around the globe will ensure a great learning experience for you. It’s pretty awesome when your professors know you by your first name, eh? Or you could opt for the flexible open learning programs and finish them at your own pace.



2. A university that is amazingly diverse.

TRU has a diverse and multicultural student community on campus. The fact that we have students from over 85 countries says it all! It’s the melting pot of cultures that makes this place so vibrant. The world is on our campus and you could be a part of it.



3. A life beyond the classroom.

There are close to 100 student clubs on campus, where you can connect with people who have common interests. TRU is also home to The Wolfpack, the official athletics team that competes at the top level. World-class Tournament Capital Centre (TCC) is located right besides the campus. TRU students get special discounts at TCC and chances are that you might run into an Olympian or an NBA athlete while you’re there. How cool is that?



4. Expect endless opportunities.

As a student at TRU, you could go for a co-op term and get real world experience even before graduating! Study Abroad is a fantastic opportunity to choose from over 40 countries, where you can study while exploring new cultures. If a topic sparks your curiosity, get involved in undergraduate research with faculty researchers. Trust me when I say there are endless opportunities for you.



5. Life changing experiences are waiting for you.

TRU is located in the city of Kamloops, which is not too big and not too small. With over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, four stunning seasons and amazing outdoors, Kamloops is Canada’s Tournament Capital for a reason. There are not a lot of places where you can experience deserts, mountains, grasslands, river valley and beach in just one day. People in Kamloops are extremely nice and warm, which explains why this is B.C.’s friendliest city.



6. Because we care about you.

A medical clinic, academic advising, counselling, career education, student awards… You name it, we’ve got it. TRU understands that physical and mental well-being are critical for academic success. There are all kinds of support services available for students, so there’s nothing to be worried about. We even have cute therapy dogs that can help you de-stress.



7. You will find a home away from home.

Whether you choose to live on-campus or off-campus, there are a lot of flexible options available for you. Should you decide to live on campus, you can choose between McGill Housing and TRU Residence. Both the residences have all the important amenities and fabulous staff. There are convenient, affordable neighbourhoods close to the university, if you wish to live off campus.



Take a virtual tour of TRU with Caitlin & Tim as they show you around the campus and share some cool facts about the university.


So there you have it, seven reasons why Thompson Rivers University can be perfect for you. If you have any questions about TRU, feel free to email me at milap@ourtru.ca or comment below. You can also share your queries on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram using #myTRU.

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