Global Village connects students with international opportunities

Brendan Kergin, Arts & Entertainment Editor Ω

Cuba was just one of the international opportunities laid out for students at TRU's Global Village. - Photo by Ana Garcia/ Flickr Creative Commons

Cuba was just one of the international opportunities laid out for students at TRU’s Global Village. – Photo by Ana Garcia/ Flickr Creative Commons

TRU International Days created a little village Tuesday morning (Feb. 5) in an effort to send students away. That is, a series of booths were set up in the CAC’s Mountain Room, collecting all the different programs from across TRU which offer opportunities abroad, from volunteering, to field schools, to study abroad.

“We get all the international opportunities on campus to come to one event, so it’s centralized, so students can come here, learn about the opportunities that they can go on when they’re in school or at TRU,” said Rebecca Purdy, a Study Abroad student ambassador who learnt in France last year and is currently a member of the TRU Intercultural Council.

The event included booths by department field schools with locations in places like Cuba, tables about teaching English abroad and an area for Career Education. Career Education helps with international internship and co-op placements.

The village also included a bookstore to raise money for those going to Cuba with the field school and a photo booth for people wanting dress up funny and have their photo taken.