International LearningWestern International

Work, Intern, Volunteer

Trevi Fountain Italy

A variety of work, intern, and volunteer opportunities are available both through Western and through other organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities with Global and Intercultural Focus here in London

There are many opportunities to gain global experience without leaving your community.

Alternative Spring Break

Western's popular hands-on community service learning trips over spring break throughout Latin America in Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize and the Dominican Republic, and closer to home in New Orleans, Winnipeg and London.

Western Heads East Internships

The goal of the Western Heads East program is to establish disease-fighting probiotic yoghurt programs in highly underserviced areas of Sub-Saharan Africa with alarmingly high rates of HIV/AIDS infection. WHE's first project began in Tanzania and is expanding to Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Malawi.

Students can apply to be an intern for 3-5 month placements in East Africa, collaborating with local partners on priority goals while you learn from the experience. Students can also volunteer on campus to plan events to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and support the Western Heads East program.

International Experiential Learning with Social Justice and Peace Studies at Kings University College

For-credit opportunites include a Reading Week trip to the Dominican Republic and summer-long experiences in Guatemala and through Intercordia Canada open to students at Western and affiliates (some restrictions may apply).

Ontario Global Edge

The Ontario Global Edge Program gives students a first-hand opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and the role of small and medium-sized businesses in a global economy.  The program funds internships in Kenya and India.

Schulich Global Health

International clinical placements for students as Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

International Volunteer Opportunities from the Student Success Centre

Western's Student Success Centre has compiled a wide range of international opportunities on their website.


AIESEC is world’s largest student-run non-profit organization, providing leadership development and global internships. AIESEC Western offers a platform for students to develop their leadership potential through the many internship programs.

My World Abroad

This site provides 4,000 searchable resources, 300 expert articles and inspiring student stories to help you build an international career.  All students with a Western email can login and access this resource.

Southern Africa Program (University of Waterloo)

This program is offered by the University of Waterloo. Students will submit their application to Western International (IGAB 2nd Floor) by the advertised deadline. This program is available to students as a non credit or for credit (on a Letter of Permission) - the choice is yours!