A day in the life of a TRU international student

Nancy Bepple discusses the challenges of international students to find work during school and after graduation (photos courtesy TRU/City of Kamloops).
University students have it tough.

A full class schedule, papers and exams, all while trying to find a way to pay the bills.

International students handle all of that, while adjusting to a brand new country and culture.

This week is International Days at TRU where students from countries across the world celebrate their cultures.

But, we wanted to find out about the struggles of TRU's International Students.

We met Amanjot Singh.

He is a part-time student and part-time employee.

Daybreak's Samantha Garvey caught up with Amanjot on his way to work.

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Amanjot is one of 135 students from India at TRU and one of more than 1,600 students from all over the globe.

To find out the big picture of TRU's International Students, Nancy Bepple joined Shelley in studio.

She is a Co-operative Education Coordinator at Thompson Rivers University.

She authored the report: How TRU International Students are Preparing for Career-Related Work in the Canadian Labour Market after Graduation.

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