International LearningWestern International

Pre-departure Sessions

International Learning runs modular Pre-Departure Sessions for students going abroad.  There are three modules:  Cultural Adjustment, Health & Safety, and Academics (Academics applies to exchange students only).

How to join online Pre-Departure modules within OWL:

  1. Log onto OWL

  2. On the “My Workspace” tab, click “Membership” on the left bar

  3. Click the “Joinable Sites” tab at the top of this page

  4. Search for “Pre-departure” or “Pre”


Upcoming in-person sessions:

If you prefer in-person sessions, the options are listed below (you only need one of each: Academics, Culture, and Health & Safety). Registration is mandatory, due to room capacity.

Log-in to CareerCentral with your Western username and password.

  1. Select ‘Western International’ on the left hand menu. 

  2. Click on the event you would like to register for on the calendar.  

  3. Click ‘Register for this event’ 

Monday, March 23rd -  12:30 to 1:30pm – Academics

Tuesday, March 24th  - 2:00 to 3:00pm – Health & Safety

Wednesday, March 25th -  12:30 to 2:00pm – Culture

Wednesday, March 25th - 3:30 to 4:30pm - Academics

Friday, March 27th –  3:30 to 5:00pm – Culture (* please note location change in calendar)

Monday, March 30th – 4:30 to 5:30pm – Health & Safety

Tuesday, March 31st – 4:30 to 5:30pm – Academics

Wednesday, April 1st – 2:30 to 3:30pm - Academics

Tuesday, April 7th -  2:30 to 3:30pm – Health & Safety

Wednesday, April 8th - 2:30 to 3:30pm – Academic

* All sessions are located in the Chu Centre, International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB), unless stated otherwise.

Please contact us at or 519-661-2111 ext. 89309 if you have any difficulty.