Western International

Staff International Engagement

Western is focused on becoming a global leader in international education. As part of this international strategy the Staff Working Group on International Engagement (SIE) is developing opportunities for Western staff to participate and lead initiatives that reach beyond our campus.

To encourage global awareness and impact, Western’s staff international engagement group is establishing partnerships with several leading development organizations. We invite you investigate how to become involved and share your talents aimed at benefiting society and increasing our collective global awareness.

As new international opportunities are developed for staff engagement they will be posted on this website. If you have questions/suggestions regarding staff international engagement please contact:

Ingrid Johnston
SIE Co-Chair

Michele Parkin
SIE Co-Chair


Announcing Western Staff Alternative Spring Break

Western's Staff Working Group on International Engagement (SIE), in partnership with the Student Success Centre, is launching another exciting development opportunity for full-time and part-time employees at Western - the Staff Alternative Spring Break (SASB) initiative.

Through this program, selected staff will have an opportunity to participate, together with other Western staff, in a one-week service experience abroad during Reading Week, 2015 (February 14-22). Partnering with the Rotary Clubs of London and Salina Cruz, SIE has developed the inaugural 2015 SASB experience to involve Western staff in the renovation of the Paul Harris Elementary School in Salina Cruz, Mexico.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is September 24, 2014 by 4 pm. An information session will be held Wednesday, September 17 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in UCC 147A.

For more details see www.asb.uwo.ca/location_mexico.cfm

Frank Miller's blog from Vietnam

Frank Miller    
Follow along as Frank Miller shares his experience in Vietnam working to help improve the curriculum of the college in Rach Giá and make hospitality programs more effective. Frank is the second Western staff member to participate in the Leave for Change program.

July 9 - First staff members selected as Leave for Change Ambassadors

July 31 - Deadline to Apply for the Western Staff International Exchange Program

Current Opportunities 

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Leave for Change

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Staff Exchange Program

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Alternative Spring Break