Orientation Activities

Students sitting on steps

The IESC offers year-round orientation activities to help international students meet new friends, get involved in campus life and become familiar with Canadian culture. Our events calendar is also full of opportunities for newly arrived international students to settle in, adjust to life in Canada and at Western, receive support and meet new friends.

Welcome Centre

IESC staff and Welcome Team volunteers will answer any questions you may have and will provide you with an International Student Orientation Package and a copy of the International Student Handbook.

International Student Orientation

Learn more about academic values and unwritten rules of the Canadian classroom, dealing with culture shock, navigating the Canadian health care system, and getting settled at Western and in London.


Start Strong

An academic series for new and returning international students. Professionals from Western’s Writing Support Centre, Learning Skills Services and Western Libraries will provide you with the tips and resources you need to be a successful university student.

Other Orientation Activities on Campus

Graduate Students

Exchange Students