International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

Transitioning Events

Canada, Eh? Transitioning to Canada Series

Canada, Eh? is a series of information sessions designed to help international students adjust to Canada. Whether you have just arrived or you have been here for a few years, these sessions will teach you about Canadian culture and provide a chance to connect with other students. Refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your lunch! Some examples of topics include:

See our events page for details.

TALK: Talking About Life in Canada

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Held Weekly: come to as many or as few sessions as your schedule allows

Being an international student can be an exciting and life-changing experience. There are many new things to discover as you adjust to your new surroundings. If you are interested in discussing and sharing experiences about living and studying in a new culture, then this weekly group may be for you. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Weekly Discussion Topics Include:

Every Tuesday, October 3 to December 5 (No session on October 10)
12:30 pm- 1:45 pm
UCC 371

See our events page for details.

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Global Café

global cafe mugsAre you interested in meeting people and staying connected with new friends? Do you want to take a break from your school work? Then join us for informal coffee gatherings where international and Canadian students can connect, share, and learn from each other in a relaxed and friendly setting every week on Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is a great way for you to meet Canadians and others from all over the world! Coffee and snacks will be provided. Visit our Facebook page for details.



Western is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Please contact us in advance if you have any particular accommodation requirements.  – IESC Staff, 519-661-2111 ex 89309,