Talking About Life in Canada (TALK)

Students laughing

TALK group sessions are held weekly and you are welcome to come to as many or as few sessions as your schedule allows.

Being an international student can be an exciting and life-changing experience. There are many things to discover as you adjust to your new surroundings and community. The TALK group provides time and space to discuss and share with others the experience of living and studying in a new culture. TALK is also a place to receive information and support. Hot drinks and snacks provided! This is a drop-in group therefore no registration is required. TALK is facilitated by staff at Health and Wellness (Student Experience) and was developed in collaboration with the International and Exchange Student Centre.

Weekly Discussion Topics Include:

  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Making new friends
  • Communicating across cultures
  • Managing change and stress
  • Finding resources to achieve your academic goals
  • Maintaining health and wellbeing while away from home

Discussion topics are planned according to the group’s interest.


TALK: Talking About Life in Canada (Offered every Fall and Winter)
Date: Every Monday beginning September 30 until December 2nd (No session during Reading Week Break)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Location: Western Student Services Building (WSSB), 3rd Floor, Room 3130


Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309 or