Founded in 1878, they deliver ‘The Western Experience’, an exemplary learning experience that engages the best and brightest people challenging them to meet ever-higher standards in the classroom and beyond. They inform every dimension of a student – intellectual, social, cultural as well as physical. From their home in London, Ont., Canada, outward across every continent, Western prepares future leaders to succeed. Western appeals to students with a broad world view, those seeking to study, engage with and eventually lead in the global community. Students from more than 100 countries share in classroom experiences that broaden personal perspectives and understanding. Beyond campus, students are engaged in a variety of international study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities. Their students strike a balance between high academic achievement and athletic/social engagement that together fosters a life-long sense of pride and belonging to the Western community.
Combining more than 1,350 faculty members and more than 30,000 students, the university has established itself as a globally recognized destination for academic excellence and leadership development achieved through learning and research. Western prides itself on challenging the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Through 11 faculties, a school of graduate and postdoctoral studies, and three affiliated university colleges, this vibrant centre of learning offers its students more than 400 specializations, majors and minors as well as innovative modular degree structures allowing students to combine numerous disciplines. International activities have been a longstanding priority at Western. They have a heightened emphasis and investment in these important activities. A primary objective of Western International is to support an environment and community that promotes the education of global-ready graduates.
The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for south western Ontario. Considered Canada’s most beautiful university, Western’s main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern, LEED-certified structures provide an idyllic environment for their community of scholars.
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