International Peer Connection (IPC) Program


Join the IPC Program & Be Matched With a Peer Guide

The International Peer Connection (IPC) is a program which connects new international students with current Western students (both Canadian and International Students) called PEER GUIDES. The Program offers information, friendly support, involvement in Western activities and a link to Western services. It will provide you with meaningful contact with Canadian and international students and will assist you in feeling comfortable in your new environment and in making the most out of your experience at Western. Fore more information, click here.

To go directly to the International Peer Connection online application form, click here.

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Join the International Student Network

Sign up for the International Student Network (IESC's weekly e-mail list) to start receiving weekly e-mails regarding IESC upcoming events and updates. Students who register to have a Peer Guide are automatically enrolled in the International Student Network e-mail list.

If you would like to receive weekly e-mails but do not wish to be matched with a Peer Guide, sign up for the International Student Network.

Please note: if you signed up for a Peer Guide you will automatically be added to the International Student Network e-mail list.

Become A Peer Guide for International Students

If you are an upper-year student at Western (undergraduate and graduate) interested in helping new International Students at Western you can apply to become a Peer Guide for International Students. The Peer Guide Application Form is available Online or can be picked up in International and Exchange Student Centre (2120, WSS). Recruitment of Peer Guides takes place every year in early January.


Last updated: September 30, 2013

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All information disclosed by students to IESC will be kept confidential. It will not be shared with family, university staff, course instructors, or others without written permission and will not become part of academic records.

The International and Exchange Student Centre is experienced in working with diverse populations.

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