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Thompson Rivers University (Gap Year)

The ILAC Canadian Language School has set up a Gap Year programme with Thompson Rivers University (Vancouver) that allows you to validate university credits.

This Gap Year therefore has a dual purpose:

  • To allow you to upgrade your English while discovering a foreign university system.
  • Validate the first year of a Canadian Bachelor.

Learn English and earn university credits

At the end of your year, you will have the opportunity to enter the second year of a Bachelor’s degree either at Thompson Rivers, or at any university in British Columbia.

Your credits may also be recognized in most Canadian universities.

This Gap Year programme is offered over 1, 2 or 3 semesters and validates between 6 and 30 university credits.

The academic courses you will study from vary between: Introduction to Business, Introduction to Event Management, Introduction to Psychology, Accounting…

During the last semester, you will have the opportunity to freely choose 5 courses from the following themes:


  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Tourism

A quick glance at ILAC

The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is a star school whose education programmes have won many awards.

For 19 years, ILAC has offered English language learning programmes to students from 70 different countries. The school has two institutions: one in Toronto, the other in Vancouver. The courses are adapted to all levels and to all needs according to the curriculum and the interests of the students. In addition, the school offers many activities and outings, as well as organized trips.

ILAC is the first school to win the prestigious Study Travel Magazine Superstar Award five years in a row. The school has also received many other awards, including the 2014 Canada’s Best Managed Companies Award – a Deloitte-sponsored CIBC award that recognizes outstanding Canadian companies.

ILAC partners more than 60 universities in Canada. The number of students per class is reduced for more personalized teaching and quick results.

A glance at Thompson Rivers University

Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University has seen a meteoric rise. Originally, the university only offered two years vocational training. Today, TRU is a university offering undergraduate programmes such as postgraduate, in a framework that has attracted a large number of students from all over (China, Denmark, France, Norway, Hong Kong, etc.). With a wide variety of Bachelor programmes and several masters and Graduate Diplomas of quality, TRU is a rising value of higher education in British Columbia and Canada, which aims for academic excellence and the well-being of its students.

The Thompson Rivers University Campus is located east of Downtown, near the gigantic Kenna Cartwright Park. In this green setting, you will find buildings and a library worthy of the largest US campuses, including an Olympic swimming pool, a FIFA certified synthetic football pitch, two fully equipped fitness centres, Jacuzzis and saunas.

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