International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

Peer Guide Program

The International Peer Connection (IPC) program matches new international students with friendly upper-year Western students called Peer Guides. Peer Guides connect new students to the Western community, answer questions and provide support throughout the program.

How It Works

Peer Guides are upper-year students who have already experienced the transition to University life. Peer Guides help international students get settled and adjusted by:

Peer Guides are:


The International Peer Connection is most active during the fall Term (September-December) but is also available in the Winter (January - April) and Summer (May - August) terms.

Register Today!

Please select the option that applies to you:


I would like to register and be connected with a Peer Guide

I am an upper-year student interested in becoming a Peer Guide (volunteer)

You can also pick up paper copies of the application form from the International and Exchange Student Centre.

After you register, we will connect you to a Peer Guide.

Comments from Past Participants

We asked students how the the IPC program helped them.