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  • December 1 is the deadline for exchange to Australia, New Zealand, UK, and special programs through Ontario Universities International, at St. Andrews and Bond University
  • exchange students to St. Andrews visit Buckingham Palace with HRH Prince Andrew

    Students on exchange to St. Andrews recently visited Buckingham Palace and patron, H.R.H. Prince Andrew

  • Ad that looks like a boarding pass for new International Learning award

International Learning offers opportunities for education abroad and internationalization at home to Western students. We also welcome visiting students from universities worldwide.  With study abroad and exchange programs, volunteer opportunities, and a new Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor program, there are many ways to complement your Western degree with global experience.

Student Stories

student Erin Hoffman in India

Exchange to India an opportunity not to miss

FIMS student Erin Hoffman's experience on exchange.



student at hockey game

Australian student embraces Western spirit

"Western has a great campus life for students. I've never seen so much school spirit within a college until I arrived at Western."

exchange student in Hong Kong

Exchange to Hong Kong reaps benefits

"This exchange has transformed me into an even better leader and a more confident individual. I would recommend doing an exchange in Hong Kong to anyone."

News and Events

December 1 - Exchange Application Deadline

For exchange to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and special programs at St. Andrews University, Bond University, and through Ontario Universities International. Apply online here.

December 10 - Application Deadline for Summer Research in Germany and France

Through the Ontario Universities International (OUI) research programs (Ontario-Baden-Wurttemberg and Ontario-Rhone-Alpes). Apply online here.

January 18 - Exchange Application Deadline

All other exchange locations and the Killam Fellowship Program (United States), Western Heads East Internships, and other summer internship programs.

Upcoming Study Abroad Information Sessions:

Exchange Programs - Nov. 25th @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Chu International Centre, IGAB

General overview of all international opportunities - Nov. 26th @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm,  Chu International Centre, IGAB and December 4 @ 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Chu International Centre, IGAB

Visit us during our drop-in hours:

Mondays 1:30 - 3:30pm
Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30pm
Wednesdays 12:30 - 4:00pm
Thursdays 12:30 - 2:30pm

2nd floor of the International & Graduate Affairs Building

30 Western students make highly commended list in The Undergraduate Awards

Out of 5,117 submissions from 255 institutions around the world, 30 papers from Western students have been rated as "highly commended" from The Undergraduate Awards, the world's largest academic competition. Congratulations! Stay tuned for the winning recipients to be announced September 23.

Fact Sheet for incoming exchange students

Cover of Exchange Program Fact Sheet