Spread your wings and discover the world while earning your degree at Western. Whether you want to study, volunteer, complete an internship, work abroad or participate in international learning at home, we offer a wide range of opportunities to integrate international experience into your university career. For example, you can study for a semester in Singapore; uncover traces of the Roman Empire during an archaeological dig in northern England; intern at a multinational company in India; participate in a summer opera program in Italy; or volunteer with a Community Engaged Learning program in Costa Rica.
More than $200,000 in financial support is available annually through the Global Opportunities Awards, and a new International Learning Award provides support for students going abroad in their third year. Additional scholarship programs provide unique experiences in particular countries, regions or institutions.
Give your degree global appeal with Western’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor recognizing students who have engaged in both academic and extracurricular activities with a global or intercultural focus. You can accumulate points during your time at Western through activities at home or abroad, and then attend an intercultural workshop. Once achieved, the Honor will appear on your official transcript upon graduation. What better way to gain the global experience and intercultural skills employers are looking for, all while pursuing your own passion for international learning?
Western’s International Exchange Program gives you the opportunity to study at more than 135 universities in 39 countries, including Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.