More than 45 countries are represented in the student body. International students are found throughout the University community, in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and at both the undergraduate and graduate level. International and ESL students contribute to the diversity of our community, helping enrich every student's education.

International Student Programs (ISP) serves the international student population by providing them with an introduction and orientation to the TWU community, and by offering ongoing support as they transition to life and school in Canada. (International Student Manual)  ISP is a bridge between North American and International students; heightening campus awareness of cultural diversity by advocating for equity where differences and tensions may arise. ISP organizes social activities and strives to offer welcoming personal connections for international and poly-cultural students.

A well established Friendship Partner program exists at TWU to provide ESL and North American students with the opportunity to intentionally develop a friendship. In addition, there are many programs, formal and informal, which provide for cross-cultural exchange and increase global awareness on campus. At present there are three International Fellowship Groups available to students who wish to study the Bible and fellowship in their native tongue (Mandarin, Korean and Japanese), as well as several different English speaking Bible studies. The GLOBE, which is the international student lounge (Patio Apartments, McMillan Hall) is a popular gathering point for cross-cultural integration and interaction; it is a home away from home.

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International Community Life Assistants
International Residence Assistants
International Team Members
GLOBE Team Members
International Re-entry Coordinator


The GLOBE: A lounge and set of living apartments created to foster international community.
International Dorm: International and North American students spend a year as roommates.
Friendship Partner Program: Connects North American and international students.
TCK/Mu Kapa Fellowship: Provides opportunities for “third-culture” students to connect.
ISP Orientation Seminar: Provides an introduction to life in Canada.
International Bible Studies: Held in Japanese, Mandarin and Korean.
Re-Entry Groups: For international students preparing to return home or North American students returning from study abroad semesters.

If you are an International student and have questions about TWU, or if you would like to correspond with a TWU student from your country, please send an email to International Student Programs.

For information regarding community policies and responsibilities, please refer to the Trinity Western University Student Handbook.


Matt Keller
Assistant Director of Community Life,
International Student Programs
Reimer Student Center, Student Life Offices



Mandy Wang
International Student Programs Assistant
Douglas Center Offices