While the primary benefit of enrolling in Scholar's Electives is the flexibility to achieve personal and unique academic goals, there are a number of other benefits associated with the program. This program has been created to help high achieving students explore and enrich their university experience. Students will be introduced to research at an Undergraduate level, starting in second year.
Exchange programs greatly enhance the experience of Scholar's Electives students, while at the same time allowing them to retain Western scholarships and receive full credit towards their Western degrees. There are approximately 50 programs offered through the Western exchange office. While most exchange opportunities are for third year, it is important to start planning early; programs in Germany, France and Mexico require two years of language studies! Recent Scholar's Electives students have explored other parts of Canada, England, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore, and the United States.
Many Scholar's Electives students develop valuable skills as active members of the Western and London communities. The London area offers several ways to get involved-from non-profit agencies, to food banks and local shelters, to tutoring and mentoring programs. Western is also home to a number of organizations in which Scholar's Electives students actively participate.