Global Cafe

  • Interested in meeting new people and staying connected with friends?
  • Do you want to take a break from your school work?
  • Would you like the chance to earn prizes while attending events?

Join us for informal gatherings where international and domestic students can connect, share and learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly setting. Each event you attend will earn you a chance to win a prize at the end of the semester.

Global Café takes place every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is a great way to meet different people from all over the world!

What students say about Global Café! 

"To me, Global Café resembles the living room where a group of people, who have moved away from their families, come together at the end of a long day or week to share stories, celebrate other cultures with their new family, and enjoy board games while having delicious snacks. This is the kind of location that helps us feel safe, secure, and, most importantly, less lonely."

"With activities from Japanese paper-folding to international potluck dinners, Global Café makes it possible for students from different countries and cultures to come together in a welcoming, inclusive environment." 

The list of dates and locations for the fall and winter terms is as follows:

  • November 30, 2023 - IGAB Atrium  
  • December 7, 2023 - IGAB Atrium
  • December 21, 2023 - IGAB Atrium
  • January 11, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • January 18, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • January 25, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • February 1, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • February 8, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • February 15, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • February 22, 2024 - Reading break, no Global Cafe
  • February 29, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • March 7, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • March 14, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • March 21, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • March 28, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • April 4, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • April 11, 2024 - IGAB Atrium
  • Please note: location and themes for Global Café are tentative and may change depending on weather. The alternate location for events affected by weather will be the IGAB Atrium unless otherwise posted.
  • Join our Global Café Facebook Group online to learn more about the weekly topics, themes, and activities planned as well as connect with other Global Cafe participants


Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements.