International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

Welcome Centre

International and Exchange Student Welcome Centre

One of the first places you should visit when you arrive at Western is the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC)! Please visit us on the second floor of the International and Graduate Affairs Building.

The Welcome Centre will be open Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fall Term Welcome Centre dates:


Please note that our office will be closed on Monday, September 4 as a result of a public holiday, Labour Day. IESC Staff and volunteers will be at the International Student Orientation Day on that date.

Our staff and Welcome Team volunteers are here to welcome you and help you settle in to Western and London. We will answer questions you may have and help you get ready for a great year. We will also give you your Orientation Package for International Students. The orientation package includes information that you will find helpful when you arrive, including details about our services, Western, London, immigration, food, health care and much more! The Orientation Package also includes a copy of the International Student Handbook.

We look forward to meeting you!

Temporary Accommodation

For information on temporary accommodation near the university campus, please take a look at our online housing information.