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International Opportunities Fair

Host: Western International 
Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: University Community Centre Atrium

Description: The International Opportunities Fair provides students with an overview of the various options for incorporating an international learning experience into their university degree. Whether it in an internship abroad, Alternative Spring Break, an international research opportunity, summer abroad courses, language courses or more, this is the place to begin your journey. Visit the booths and talk to the service providers from both on- and off-campus who can help you achieve your international learning goals. 


Western Heads East

The Western Heads East Internship Program is a challenging, dynamic, competitive, and multidisciplinary learning opportunity for students and faculty to grow and assist with health and sustainable development, working with established African partner organizations and academic institutions.Since the project began in 2003, over 80 Western student interns from a variety of academic backgrounds, such as health science, science, social sciences, food and nutrition, nursing, medicine, business, education among others, have participated in the program.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

ASB is coordinated by the Experiential Learning team in the Student Success Centre at Western and works with our partners to engage student participants, student team leaders and staff and faculty team leaders in meaningful opportunities defined by the community, while supporting student's academic learning, developing their sense of civic engagement, and personal development.

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program is designed to allow you and your peers the chance to do something different during Western's Reading Week in February, or enjoy a week-long experience after final exams at the beginning of May. We have partnered with a variety of community partners and organizations, locally, nationally and globally, who are anxious to benefit from the knowledge, passion, and hard work of students just like you, and look forward to the opportunity of providing hands-on experience working with critical societal issue.

Modern Language Community Engaged Learning Cuba

Course: SPANISH 2200-Intermediate Spanish; SPANISH 3300 –Advanced Spanish Language ( Intermediate and Advanced Spanish: Cuba CSL)

Term Offered: Fall and Winter 2016 (1.0 credit), travel during Reading Week

Course Description: Combining grammar and communication this course prepares students to discuss, read and write about a variety of topics and to explore ideas about Hispanic culture in relation to their own. Includes a Community Service Learning trip to Cuba over Reading Week.

Canadian Friends of Hebrew University

Consistently ranked one of the World’s Top 100 universities and Top 25 schools outside of the US, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites international students to Israel to experience the outstanding, first-class overseas study abroad programs offered at the Rothberg International School. Western University and the Hebrew University enjoy a formal exchange agreement with special funding opportunities available to Western students.

Western International Study Abroad

Students considering attending another university to earn credits towards their Western degree can study abroad.

To study abroad, students:
  • May apply to one of our Study Abroad programs or directly to any university of their choice.
  • Obtain a Letter of Permission from the Registrar's Office to transfer the credits towards their Western degree.
  • Pay international tuition to their host institution.

Vindolanda Field School

The Vindolanda Field School is a unique international experience that involves undergraduate students in faculty research. The course is a 5-week, study-abroad program organized by the Department of Classical Studies, involving students in the archaeological excavations at a Roman fort in northern England. Students are introduced to the basics of field excavation and all aspects of archaeology including processing ceramic evidence, surveying the archaeological remains and understanding museum curation.

The course also introduces students to the historical landscape of this region with field trips to all the Roman remains in the area, the Lake District and southern Scotland. Students will take long hikes along the line of Hadrian's Wall itself, a stone wall built nearly 2000 years ago to define the limits of the Roman Empire. The course receives a 0.5 credit for summer participation with a further 0.5 research credit available upon return.

Please come see our booth at the International Opportunities Fair to meet the professors and ask any questions about this unique opportunity!

Faculty-led to Poland

MIT 3955 - Representing the Holocaust: Museums, Memorials, and the Politics of Memory in Poland:
This interdisciplinary travel course explores the changing landscape of post-Soviet Holocaust memory in Poland through the study of museums, death camp memorials, and other forms of public memory. It includes five meetings between January and April, followed by a two-week trip to Polish sites of memory in May.

Destination Theatre

Faculty Led Course to London/NYC Destination Theatre brings you the world on a stage: travel to London, England or New York City for a two week theatre residency. You'll see shows, attend workshops with professionals, hear from local experts, and explore the city's rich and dynamic performance cultures. In 2017 we are heading for London, where you will live on campus at Queen Mary University of London, Britain's leading academic drama school, and spend time in both the vibrant East End cultural scene, as well as at Shakespeare's Globe and other major venues on the South Bank.

We will also travel to Stratford Upon Avon and spend time at the Shakespeare Birthplace as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the world's leading producers of Shakespeare performance today. All Western students are welcome to take part in this unique course - you don't need to be in theatre studies to apply!

Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University

Expand your horizons as you live and explore the growing city of Tel Aviv while taking part of the academic excellence of Tel Aviv University. Tel Aviv and its booming population, energy, edginess, beautiful beaches and 24-hour lifestyle gives the city a cosmopolitan flair that makes it a perfect destination. You will be able to immerse yourself in Israeli culture while at the same time taking fascinating courses taught in English. Our program has Hebrew language classes incorporated that fit your level for the benefit of feeling confident while becoming one more Tel Avivian. Come study with us for the summer, fall semester, spring semester or a full year. Looking to gain global professional experience while studying abroad? Our Study abroad and Internship program connects international students with a professional internship in their field of interest.

Berkeley Summer Sessions

Join us for UC Berkeley Summer Sessions, one of the largest and most exciting summer programs in the United States. With more than 600 courses, Summer Sessions lets you accelerate your learning while experiencing the academic rigor Berkeley is renowned for.

Global Partnerships Associate

Description coming shortly.


Nexos Comunitarios is a Peruvian non-profit organization that was created to continue the work initiated by Nexos Voluntarios in Urubamba (2008-2014). Nexos Comunitarios works closely with rural communities in the Microcosms of the Andes, with the goal of facilitating Responsible Human Development. Nexos Comunitarios accompanies the communities and helps them in building Human (health and education) and Social Capital (institutions, relations, and more) in search of long-term sustainable solutions.

Teaching in and Learning From

This 2-week intensive study abroad project in Guatemala is a component of the fourth-year undergraduate course - M4812 Music Education in Action. Students at Western will have the opportunity to partner with Guatemalan students from Universidad del Valle (UVG) to design an action research questions that they will pursue together, and be beneficial for participants and their communities.

India Winter School

A four-day winter school in astronomy primarily for undergraduate university students. Target students are aspiring astronomers, astronomy enthusiasts that are enrolled in other programs, and Canadian students who are interested in astronomy as a means to make a cultural excursion to India. Educational lectures and hands-on workshops will be given by leading astronomy researchers. Cultural programs and excursions will be organized.

A minimum of 50 spaces will be open to students from all countries, and local accommodation and meals will be subsidized. We aim for an inclusive winter school that encourages regional and gender equity. The event also serves to promote cultural exchange and awareness between students from the developed and developing world. Interaction between students and between lecturers and students are high priorities. Career counseling by lecturers through discussion groups and informal interactions is also an important part of the school.

MOS Course Hong Kong

In June 2015, thirty five DAN Management students made history by being the first class to complete MOS 4410 Strategic Management at Hong Kong University. The two week intensive course, designed and delivered by Professors Raymond Leduc and Ruth Ann Strickland, integrated the material with the setting and allowed students to have a truly global strategic management experience.

In addition to the course, the students were matched with mentors who are Western alumni living and working in Hong Kong. This allowed the students to learn about career options and what it takes to succeed in this exciting city. It wasn't just all work since there was also ample time to explore Hong Kong and to travel to mainland China as well. The response from the students who took part in the course has been amazing and there is still spots available in the course for this year. If you want information about how to apply you can contact Raymond Leduc ( for more details.

Mitacs Global Links

Mitacs Globalink provides travel funding for collaborative research between Canada and several international partners.

Take your research abroad to Brazil, China, France (universities or Inria Research Centres), India, Mexico or Tunisia. Graduate students from all disciplines are eligible to apply for these projects that last 12-24 weeks. Senior undergraduate students are also eligible for select destinations. Please note that funding varies by destination.

See also: International Exchange Fair - November 22

Grant Saepharn