International LearningWestern International

Pre-Departure Training

International Learning offers online Pre-Departure training (called Foundations for International Mobility and Engagement) for all Western students participating in University sanctioned international experiences.  To successfully complete these modules, students must achieve at least 80% in the final quiz from two attempts. An electronic 'Certificate of Completion' is issued under the 'Certification' tab to students who successfully complete the final quiz.

Completion of these modules prior to travel is a requirement under Western's Safety Abroad Policy. 

Foundations for International Mobility and Engagement Modules include:  

Health & Wellness


Risk Management

Intercultural Engagement

Gender Norms & Sexual Violence

Critical & Ethical Global Engagement

Academic Preparation

How to join online within OWL:

1. Log onto OWL

2. Click “Membership” on the left bar

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

4. Search for “Foundations for International Mobility"

5. Join "Foundations for International Mobility/Engagement"

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


The Gender Norms & Sexual Violence (GNSV) and Critical & Ethical Global Engagement (CEGE) modules include a face-to-face workshop that is open to all Western students and is required by some programs at Western. If the face-to-face workshop is required for your particular international learning program, you will be notified by the respective faculty or staff member administering the program. However, all students are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you plan to attend the workshop, you must complete the online modules prior to the workshop.

GNSV & CEGE Workshop Schedule:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:30am - 1:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor International & Graduate Affairs Building
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor International & Graduate Affairs Building
Friday, March 16, 2018 10:30am - 1:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor International & Graduate Affairs Building

GNSV & CEGE Workshop Registration:

Registration is required for this session. To register, please search "Face-to-Face Pre-Departure Workshop" in Atlas events, and login to enroll for a workshop that fits your schedule.