There are many opportunities to gain global experience without leaving your community.
Western's popular hands-on community service learning trips over spring break throughout Latin America in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize and the Dominican Republic, and closer to home in New Orleans, Winnipeg and London.
The goal of the Western Heads East program is to establish disease-fighting probiotic yoghurt programs in highly underserviced areas of Sub-Saharan Africa with alarmingly high rates of HIV/AIDS infection. WHE's first project began in Tanzania and is expanding to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Malawi.
Students can apply to be an intern for 3-5 month placements in East Africa, collaborating with local partners on priority goals while you learn from the experience. Students can also volunteer on campus to plan events to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and support the Western Heads East program.
For-credit opportunites include a Reading Week trip to the Dominican Republic and summer-long experiences in Guatemala and through Intercordia Canada open to students at Western and affiliates (some restrictions may apply).
The Ontario Global Edge Program gives students a first-hand opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and the role of small and medium-sized businesses in a global economy. The program funds internships in Kenya and India.
International clinical placements for students as Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Western's Student Success Centre has compiled a wide range of international opportunities on their website.
This site provides 4,000 searchable resources, 300 expert articles and inspiring student stories to help you build an international career. All students with a Western email can login and access this resource.