International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

Help Before and After You Arrive

At the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC), we are here to help you transition to your new life in Canada and at Western. Many of you will be living apart from your families and friends and experiencing a new culture for the first time. Cultural adjustment is an on-going process and the IESC is here for you at every step of your journey. IESC is your resource for information, support and programming.

Look out for our emails! Throughout the summer, we will be sending you important information about our services, International Student Orientation programming, as well as helpful pre-arrival tips.




Connect with a Current Student - Apply to be Matched with a Peer Guide

The International Peer Connection (IPC) Program connects new international students with current Western students who act as Peer Guides. Peer Guides offer you support during your transition to university and Canadian life.

The IPC Program will help you feel more comfortable in your new environment and help you make the most of your time at Western by: