|Welcome to Western
Greetings from Western University! Our faculty, students and staff, along with the City of London, are waiting to welcome you!
The staff teams at Western International and the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) are committed to making your experience at Western as enriching, rewarding, and successful as possible. That commitment starts now by providing information and support to prepare for your arrival at Western. Should you have any questions, please contact us.
International Student Orientation Day
Orientation Day offers a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about life at Western and in London. Refreshments provided. Free to attend but please register by December 23, 2015.
Preparing to Come: Checklist
Carry the following items when you travel to Canada and be prepared to show some documents to Canadian Immigration officials (e.g., at the airport). Do not pack these documents in your checked luggage.
To prepare for your arrival and for a complete list of things to bring with you to Canada, view our detailed online guide:
NOTE: if you studied high school in Canada you must make sure you have a new Study Permit that allows you to study at a post-secondary institution.
Visit the IESC when you arrive
Visit the IESC's Welcome Centre to pick up your orientation package, which includes a copy of the International Student Handbook. Our staff and volunteers are her to welcome you and help you settle into Western and London.
Please note: University Offices, including IESC and Western International, will be closed December 23 at 4 p.m. and will re-open January 4 at 8:30 a.m. Campus Police will remain open during this time.
Many businesses and stores in Canada will be closed December 25
Programs and Services
Western University Campus Police
Campus Police is open during the holiday closure.
Non-emergency and inquiries:
2nd floor, International & Graduate Affairs Building
1151 Richmond Street
London, ON, N6A 3K7
Phone: +1-519-661-2111 ext. 89309