This year’s annual week-long event, dedicated to celebrating diversity and Western’s international community is from November 21st to November 25th. Join us for a week of fun-filled cultural activities to learn more about the various international opportunities that students have, as well as learning more about cultural diversity. The event is open to all students, staff, and the London community; so this is a great way to get involved, meet new people, and learn!

Watch this video from WesternTV about last year’s International Week to see exactly who and what this week celebrates!

Some of the events include academic workshops, cultural celebrations through food, music, & film, and the Western Goes Global cultural showcase, highlighting all of the amazing talent we have in our Western community. For more information about all of the exciting events that are available for you and your friends to attend, take a look at this schedule.

Be sure to pick up your International Week passport for the chance to win a $500 grand prize to use towards an international learning experience. You can get a passport for the contest from the Western International office or at the Western International Week booth in the UCC atrium throughout international week! This website outlines all of the contest guidelines: You basically have a chance to win the grand prize for attending fun-filled events, what a great way to spend your week.

Panchami Bhat, Assistant Editor 2016-2017