International Student Advising Services

  • Immigration advising
  • Individual assistance with personal, financial or other questions
  • Connection to Western International programs and services, and other Western supports and services
  • Student Peer Support
  • And more!

Drop-in Hours - IESC, 2nd floor International & Graduate Affairs


10 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm

Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

10 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm

Drop-in Hours - International Student Centre, Social Science, SSC 1040

(for Social Science Students only)

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

1 pm - 4 pm

Thursday & Friday

9 am - 12 pm

Please note:
  • Drop-in times are for short questions (approximately 10 minutes per student).
  • Students who need additional assistance will be referred to book an appointment. 

Immigration Advising

The International and Exchange Student Centre offers the following services to assist you with immigration-related matters:

  • Email
  • Call 519-661-2111, Ext. 89309
  • Drop-ins and Appointments
  • Appointments can be made during drop-in hours or by emailing
  • Workshops and presentations
The IESC holds regular workshops on the following immigration topics:
  • Study Permits
  • Temporary Resident Visas
  • Post-Graduation Work Permits

See the IESC events calendar for upcoming workshop dates and times.


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

Students are asked to scan their student card at the front desk upon each visit to Western International/IESC. This allows us to collect general data to help serve you better. Individual personal information is not recorded.

No card? No problem. We are happy to help.

Information disclosed by students during individual appointments will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with family, university staff, course instructors, or others without written permission and will not become part of academic records. For more on the university’s privacy policy, visit