Pre-Departure Training

International Learning offers online Pre-Departure training, called Foundations for International Mobility and Engagement or FIME through OWL, for all Western students participating in University sanctioned international experiences. To successfully complete FIME, 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 and must be uploaded to the student's Travel Registry entry through Atlas. 
Completion of this training prior to travel is a requirement under Western's Safety Abroad Policy.

Foundations for International Mobility and Engagement Modules include:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Travel
  • Risk Management
  • Intercultural Engagement
  • Gender Norms & Sexual Violence
  • Critical & Ethical Global Engagement
  • Academic Preparation

Steps to complete FIME

  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"
  6. Review FIME modules
  7. Attempt Final Quiz under “Quiz” on the left bar
  8. Achieve at least 80% from two attempts
  9. Access your ‘Certificate of Completion’ under “Certification” on the left bar

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

NOTE

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 CEGE GNSV Location
Friday, January 11 9:30 - 10:30am 11:00am - 12:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Tuesday, January 15 1:30pm - 2:30pm 3:00 - 4:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Tuesday, February 26 9:30 - 10:30am 11:00am - 12:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Friday, March 1 9:30 - 10:30am 11:00am - 12:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Tuesday, March 5 1:30 - 2:30pm 3:00 - 4:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Wednesday, March 6 10:00 - 11:00am 11:30 - 12:30pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Wednesday, March 20 10:30 - 11:30am 12:00 - 1:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Thursday, March 28 1:00 - 2:00pm 2:30 - 3:30pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Tuesday, April 2 12:30 - 1:30pm 2:00 - 3:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB
Wednesday, April 3 1:30 - 2:30pm 3:00 - 4:00pm Chu Centre, 2nd floor IGAB

Workshop Registration:

Registration is required for these sessions. To register, please search "Critical & Ethical Global Engagement Pre-Departure Workshop" and "Gender Norms & Sexual Violence Pre-Departure Workshop" in Atlas events. Then login to enroll for both a CEGE and GNSV workshop that fits your schedule.