International students bring a world of experience to Western. A wide variety of resources are available to help your student achieve success.

Key Dates

  • First day fall term begins - Sept. 9
  • Homecoming Weekend - Sept. 26 - 29


Making the transition to a new school can be difficult for any student. When a new country and culture are added to the equation it is even more critical for your student to be aware of resources available to support them in their Western experience.

Language Enhancement Academic Program (LEAP) - Making the LEAP to a new culture

Continuing Studies at Western, offers a Language Enhancement Academic Program (LEAP), a mix of academic, cultural and social activities designed to help international students become comfortable with their new learning and living environment before the official start of classes. (more)

Western provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities.