Students at Niagara Falls

Bridging Week

If you are an incoming Brescia student from outside of Ontario, this program is designed just for you! International and out-of-province students are welcome to participate in this unique opportunity to explore campus, the London community and engage in activities that support your transition to university life.

Registration is now open

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During the program, you will:

  • Attend workshops and mock lectures
  • Learn about Canadian culture, student services and university classroom expectations
  • Explore Brescia and Western’s campuses
  • Setup a bank account, Western email, student ID and London Transit bus pass

Important dates:

  • July 31, 2021: Registration deadline
  • August 28, 2021: Bridging Program welcome
  • August 31, 2021: Bridging Program begins
  • September 4, 2021: Bridging Program Ends
  • September 7, 2021: Classes begin after Labour Day

Students may wish to arrive August 28th – 31st to settle into Clare Hall Residence after their 14 day isolation. It is recommended students arrive to Canada no later than August 13th to begin their 14 day self isolation which is mandatory for all individuals entering the country. Lissette Ochoa, International Program Coordinator will be in connection with you over the summer to explain these steps.

At Brescia, we believe Bridging Week is a family event! We invite family members accompanying you on-campus to attend separate workshops designed to demonstrate life in London and at Brescia. Your family must make their own, separate accommodation arrangements and incur any additional costs for meals and excursions. 


The Bridging Program costs $200 this year which covers residence accommodation, on-campus meals, and activity fees. This will be included in your tuition payment. Due to Covid-19, we will have blended online activities as well as in person activities throughout the Bridging week.