International LearningWestern International

Pre-Departure Sessions

International Learning offers online Pre-Departure sessions for all Western students participating in University sanctioned international experiences.  Completion of these modules prior to travel is a requirement under Western's Safety Abroad Policy. 

Required modules:  

Health & Safety

Intercultural Awareness

Academic Preparation (applies to exchange students only)

How to join online Pre-Departure modules within OWL:

1. Log onto OWL

2. On the “My Workspace” tab, click “Membership” on the left bar

3. Click the “Joinable Sites” tab at the top of this page

4. Search for “Pre-departure” or “Pre”


Please contact us at or 519-661-2111 ext. 89309 if you have any difficulty.

We also offer in-person sessions in March and October.  Dates, times, and topics will be listed below by September and February. All sessions will take place in the Chu Centre, 2nd floor of the International & Graduate Affairs Building.

Please register under the Events tab in Atlas. If you do not have an Atlas account, please email to register.