International internship online


Innovative teaching methods and programs in higher education

Opportunities for integration into the international academic community

January 5 - February 16, 2024

180 hours (6 ECTS)

professional translation into Ukrainian
International internship online

Scientific internship for teachers higher education institutions of Ukraine

Jan 5 - Feb 16, 2024

180 hours
(6 ECTS)

Innovative teaching methods and programs in higher education

Opportunities for integration into the international academic community

professional translation into Ukrainian
Special programm

For faculty members at post-secondary institutions

For the Teachers

For the Top managers

Shaping new thinking

About the internship

The main advantage of the Canadian educational system is its practical orientation and compliance with modern business requirements whereas the Ukrainian education system struggles to adapt curricula to the real challenges of the labor market and maintain the academic orientation of education.

This internship shares with you the experience of your Canadian colleagues and provides you with new knowledge about how to adapt educational processes in your universities to the economy and the modern labor market. It also introduces new teaching practices, and effectively facilitates distance learning.

Organization and methodology

You will gain an insight into how to design relevant educational programs, as well as organize educational processes and student internships to meet the needs of today's market

Academic research and globalization

You will get familiar with the organization for student exchange, scientific base, and research funding

Innovations and distance education

This item includes acquaintance with digitalization of the learning process, development of online programs, and the use of multimedia tools for practical and interesting education


Canadian colleagues will share methods of motivating students to study and participate in scholarly activities, as well as efficient unconventional teaching methods.

Best practices

Why exactly Thompson Rivers

TRU is one of Canada’s leading reputable universities, where market orientation, research and innovation have traditionally been a successful strategy in developing curricula. The university has ties with leading businesses in many states of Canada and international student exchange with top-ranked universities around the world. This makes it possible to train specialists with advanced knowledge and skills that meet the needs of regional business. TRU has a consistently high rating of satisfaction with the quality of graduate education among employers. More than 90% of graduates are immediately employed.

We don't see online learning media as a set of buttons to be pushed or tools to be used. In addition to technology, we always try to find new ways to creatively use tools to meet teaching and learning needs.

Effective training programs

which involve a combination of academic research, the latest pedagogical methods and practical training in an inclusive environment

Scientific research

TRU has a successful track record of strategic research planning for 10 years and managing large budgets for applied research in response to community needs in the context of global challenges


TRU's Learning Technologies and Innovations (LT&I) team specializes in advising teachers on the use of innovative technologies and artificial intelligence in online education. It has Open Learning, a distance learning platform for 60 training programs

5000 +
Online programs
1 mln
CAD/year for scientific research

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and ICEA International Revolutionize Education Worldwide Amid Ukraine’s Ongoing Conflict

In the world of education, countless passionate educators, often holding advanced degrees, dedicate themselves to providing top-tier instruction to their students. However, this unwavering dedication can sometimes lead to a sense of isolation among teaching professionals. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has disrupted traditional teaching methods and necessitated innovative approaches to program delivery for Ukrainian students. In response to this need for change, ICEA International has initiated a groundbreaking collaboration with Ukrainian partner institutions, resulting in the launch of an enlightening online webinar series.

ICEA International is proud to announce a strong and supportive partnership with Thompson Rivers University (TRU), recognized as a global leader in higher education. TRU distinguishes itself by offering a substantial number of online degree programs, solidifying its status as a prominent institution on the international academic stage. As part of this collaborative spirit in the field of education, TRU generously shared its extensive knowledge and experience with Ukrainian colleagues, reinforcing their shared commitment to participation in Education Integration and Innovation projects.

Collaboration among educators is instrumental in facilitating an exchange of insights, the development of cohesive educational plans, and effective cooperation. The response from participants in our webinars reflects the significant impact of these educational initiatives. An impressive 76% of participants have expressed their dedication to implementing the newly acquired knowledge and skills, while an even more remarkable 82% have reported the development of higher-order thinking capabilities.

This endeavor not only enriches TRU’s array of international education offerings but also positions the institution at the forefront of creating online opportunities for professional development. As both ICEA and TRU continue to expand their horizons, their commitment to fostering international collaboration and advancing global education remains unwavering.

The impact of this collaboration extends far beyond Ukraine’s borders. In January 2024, ICEA and TRU open a series of webinars available to educators from different countries, providing a platform for global educators to engage with these innovative resources. For more information about these webinars and future opportunities, please contact

what they say about us

TRU collaborates with Ukrainian partner in online webinar series

These webinars demonstrate our commitment to innovation and excellence in international education extends beyond the TRU campus, opening doors to limitless possibilities
certificate for every participant

About Certificate

The certificate confirms the completion of a scientific and pedagogical internship in an OECD country for the academic title of Associate Professor, Professor and Senior Researcher following Ukrainian law. This is also in line with the provisions of the relevant resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the internal requirements of Ukrainian higher education institutions.

  • Resolution No. 656 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 19.08.2015 "Some issues of implementation of Article 54 of the Law of Ukraine "On Higher Education" (as amended in 2016-2018);
  • Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of 14.01.2016 No. 13 "On Approval of the Procedure for Conferring Academic Titles to Research and Scientific and Pedagogical Employees" (internships that confirm their international experience with documents, in particular, an internship in a higher education institution in an OECD country);
  • The provisions of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 411 dated 13.04.11 "Issues of training of students and internships of postgraduate students, associate and doctoral students, researchers and scientific and pedagogical staff in leading higher education institutions and research institutions abroad";
  • Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 579 of 12.08.2015 "On Approval of the Regulation on the Procedure for Exercising the Right to Academic Mobility";
  • Internal regulations of Ukrainian higher education institutions on the organisation of the educational process for postgraduate students (PhD students) for postgraduate or doctoral studies
Top professionals in educаtion

Meet Our Speakers

Iryna Kobets

M.Eng and MSc, CEO Go2Goal Inc., ICEA, CEO non-profit Svidoma Osvita, ICF coach, рsychologist

John Churchley

Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership) BC School Superintendents Association retired member

Karen Densky

Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor at Thompson Rivers University. English & psychology

Brenna Clarke Gray

MA, PhD, Coordinator, Educational Technologies

Myroslav Buryk

D. in Public Administration, Doctoral Candidate, Associate Professor at IAPM
video programme announcements from the authors

About programs from our authors

Listen to the authors explaining the programs they've prepared for this scientific internship

Governance, Policies, Programs, & People

Non-Traditional Teaching

Brenna Clarke Gray

Brenna Clarke Gray та Brian Lamb

In programm

Training modules

Module 1

Structure and differentiation of educational programs in Canadian higher education institutions.

Module 2

Faculty connections and field schools/study abroad.

Module 3

Digital classroom delivery. The use of digital learning tools in the organization of the educational process.

Module 4

Governance, Policies, Programs, & People

Module 5

Non-Traditional Teaching. Unconventional teaching methods.

Module 6

Аcademic integrity for faculty. Basic principles of academic integrity

Module 7

Scientific research and publication of its results

Join the internship program with leading experts in higher education and expand your competencies. Turn your university into a center for the formation of an effective modern elite and simply happy people.

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Information of Event Schedules

January 5

Iryna kobets

Introduction to the training. Schedule and conditions for certification.

January 12, 19

Dr. John Churchly

Government projects, programs and opportunities in the context of Canadian postgraduate education. Unconventional teaching methods

January 26

Dr. Karen Densky

Relations with faculties and specialized departments in the context of education abroad.

February 2

Myroslav Buryk

Scientific research and publication of its results

Iryna kobets

Opportunities for international cooperation

February 9, 16

Brenna Clarke Gray

The use of digital learning tools in the organization of the educational process. Basic principles of academic integrity

How it happened

Teachers' internships - May 2023

This year, ICEA, together with experts from leading Canadian universities such as Thompson Rivers University and Kwantlen Polytechnic, developed and implemented an online internship for Ukrainian educators for the first time. It was a very productive and busy month. Ukrainian teachers are already putting the knowledge gained into practice at their universities.

You can see how it happened in the video and gallery of the event.

Previous events

How it was

In 2018, Go2Goal Inc. implemented the first academic teacher internship program in Toronto. We organized a 2-week academic internship in Canada for Ukrainian teachers with visits to leading universities, colleges, and language schools. Participants studied new teaching methods and exchanged professional experience with representatives of Seneca College, Sheridan College, York University, and other educational institutions. The program also included an exciting excursion program and workshops on such topics as learning management, motivational tools, critical thinking, and scholarships for international students. The program participants improved their skills in educational management, lesson planning, and encouraging students to grow academically. We received a lot of positive feedback and decided to launch another edition of the program. We believe that programs like this will undoubtedly play an important role in shaping the next generation of educators in Ukraine.