As a new international student, you will have many questions about your new home and journey at Brescia. Luckily, the International Office is here to help! Listed below is a checklist for after you have received your letter of acceptance from Brescia University.


  1. Be sure to accept your offer online
  2. Apply for a passport if you do not have one, and a study permit (or Visa, if required) at your nearest Canadian embassy
  3. Make travel arrangements: book flights, and arrange transportation to and from airports
  4. Register for the Bridging Program at Brescia
  5. Register for classes
  6. Register for residence, or make accommodation arrangements if living off-campus
  7. Learn about: Brescia UC, Western University, life in London, places to go in London, and international FAQs about London
  8. View the Pre-Departure Checklist for International Students by the Canadian Government


Please note that there are two major International Airports: Detroit and Toronto

Connecting flights to London are available from both of these airports. We recommended that you check with your travel agent, as well as the Robert Q Bus service to ensure your trip goes is as fast and smooth as possible. If you have family or friends who will be coming with you and they require hotel information, view the list of area hotels and rates.

Moving countries can be an overwhelming process, and Brescia is here to help you with whatever you need. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to ask:International students having a group conversation.

Lissette Ochoa, International Program Coordinator,
1285 Western Road, London Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2
Phone: (519) 432-8353 ext. 28012
Fax: (519) 858-5137


International Students Handbook 2018
Your guide to Brescia includes services, programs, people, and ‘good to know’ info about campus life.

Food & Services Directory
This directory offers a listing of some of London’s ethnocultural restaurants, supermarkets, and other services.

UHIP Enrollment Information Sheet
The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international students, employees and their dependents (spouse and/or children) at Western University who are not covered by the provincial health insurance plan (OHIP).

View additional information about international programs at Western on the Western International website.

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Clubs are a great way to get involved in campus life, and we highly recommend that you check out Brescia’s Multicultural Club. BMC’s objective is to bring international students together with domestic students to share cultural experiences and traditions and to support international students through potential adjustment challenges. This will be accomplished through participating in International Student Programs as well as planning and participating in the club’s chosen activities.

To contact the club, e-mail