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Summer Programs


Deadline for applications: See individual program descriptions and application information.

Information Sessions:

Located in the Chu Centre, 2nd floor of IGAB = International & Graduate Affairs Building (the former Ivey Lawrence National Centre building - glass window entrance).

How to Apply:

Completed supporting documentation must be submitted to 2nd floor, International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) by 4 pm the day of the deadline.

*Please note that once our office accepts your application, the host institution may require additional supporting documents.

After acceptance:

Students must complete a Letter of Permission (for Study Abroad) or Course Approval form (for Exchange - available at the exchange office) to transfer credit to their Western degree.  What's the difference between Exchange and Study Abroad?

Wondering how to fund your summer abroad?  The Global Opportunities Award offers $1,000 scholarships for international experiences.

What are the options? 

Summer Exchange Programs (fees paid to Western)



See also: Affiliated Summer Programs

Summer Study Abroad Programs (fees paid to host institution)






  • Universidad de Salamanca (courses in Spanish Language and Culture)
  • Dates:  Sessions throughout the summer
  • Cost: 1,035-1,090€ for 1.0 credit (tuition only)

The Ontario Universities International Programs (scholarships available). Deadline: February 16th 2016

These programs will require and additional application form found on the website.


Deadline: February 15, 2016

Deadline: February 15, 2016


  • ORA Summer Language 
  • Dates: 1 month (late July-August)
  • Cost:
    St. Etienne(CILEC): 480€ 
    Grenoble 3 University(CUEF): 530€
  • $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Deadline: December 10, 2015


Deadline: February 15, 2016

  • OBW Summer Research Program
  • Dates: 2 -3 calendar months (Participants are required to begin their placement by the 5th of the first month and end by the last day of the final month)

Deadline: December 10, 2015


Deadline: February 15, 2016

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Other summer programs offered at our partner universities:

Students may apply independently to these programs if they choose, and have their courses approved using a Letter of Permission


International internships are a great way to gain experience related to your degree and immerse yourself in a different culture and country. Internships are generally defined as "a work placement abroad, usually working in a pseudo-professional capacity, where the primary motivation is educational. Internships may be credit or non-credit and paid or unpaid."* Learn more

Affiliated Summer Programs

Although Western does not have an official exchange agreement with these affiliated programs, we regularly work with these institutions and refer Western students to them.

Bader International Study Centre (Queen's Castle), United Kingdom

University of Toronto Summer Abroad

Tel Aviv University Summer Programs