International LearningWestern International

International Learning offers opportunities for education abroad and internationalization at home to Western students. We also welcome visiting students from universities worldwide.  With study abroad and exchange programs, volunteer opportunities, and a new Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor program, there are many ways to complement your Western degree with global experience.

Student Stories


Chemical Engineering Summer Abroad in France

Chemical Engineering students document their experience travelling, learning, and studying in France.


student Erin Hoffman in India

Exchange to India an opportunity not to miss

FIMS student Erin Hoffman's experience on exchange.



Student Kara Waites at Bond University, Australia

Embracing Life outside of our comfort zone

Student Kara Waites reflects on her exchange experience at Bond University, Australia



exchange student in Hong Kong

Exchange to Hong Kong reaps benefits

"This exchange has transformed me into an even better leader and a more confident individual. I would recommend doing an exchange in Hong Kong to anyone."

News and Events

Fall 2016 Information Sessions

Come to one of our Exchange information sessions or general international learning sessions this fall to learn all about your international learning options and how to apply. More details

Call for Applications: Mitacs International Research Opportunities

Mitacs Globalink provides travel funding for collaborative research between Canada and several international partners. Deadline to apply is November 9, 5 p.m. PST. More details.

Globe and Mail: “Students need to think of the world as their classroom”

David Mulroney, president and vice-chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College, explains why students need to think about the benefits of international experience. Read Full Article

Have questions?

Email us at with questions.

We also have drop-in hours Monday to Friday, 12-2pm.

Location: 2nd floor of the International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB)

Fact Sheet for incoming exchange students

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