International LearningWestern International

Pre-Departure Sessions

International Learning offers online Pre-Departure sessions for all Western students participating in University sanctioned international experiences.  Completion of these modules prior to travel is a requirement under Western's Safety Abroad Policy. 

Required modules:  

Health & Safety

Intercultural Awareness

Academic Preparation (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”


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

We also offer in-person sessions in March and October. Please see below for the March 2017 dates, times, and topics. All sessions will take place in the Chu Centre, 2nd floor of the International & Graduate Affairs Building.

Wed, March 1st 12:30 to 1:30pm – Academic Preparation

Tues, March 7th 4:30 to 5:30pm – Intercultural Awareness

Tues, March 14th 11:30 to 12:30pm – Academic Preparation

Thurs, March 16th  12:30 to 1:30pm – Health & Safety

Mon, March 20th 3:30 to 4:30pm – Health & Safety

Tues, March 21st  4:30 to 5:30pm – Health & Safety

Thurs, March 23rd 12:30 to 1:30pm – Intercultural Awareness

Tues, March 28th 5:30 to 6:30pm – Academic Preparation

Fri, March 31st 2:30 to 3:30pm – Intercultural Awareness

Please register under the Events tab in Atlas. If you do not have an Atlas account, please email to register.