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.

Intercultural Programs (ICP) 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. ICP 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. ICP also seeks to develop leaders from the international community by providing opportunities for service, involvement, and leadership. ICP 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.


Friendship Partner Program: Connects North American and international students.

TCK/MK Meetings: Provides opportunities for “third-culture” students to connect.

Community Lunches: International students host members of the TWU community in bi-weekly community lunches by sharing the food and culture of their home countries.

International Bible Studies: Held in Japanese, Mandarin and Korean.

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.

Colton Martin
Intercultural Programs
Student Life​