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Westerman Pathfinders on their travels (Photo: Emily Seeber (2011))

William Westerman Pathfinders

History of the William Westerman Pathfinders

The original Pathfinders Programme was established in 1955, to encourage better understanding between Balliol students and alumni living in the USA and Canada. It has now been expanded into Asia. To find out more about the history of the Westerman Pathfinders Award and how it has been made possible, please see About the William Westerman Pathfinders.


If you are an Old Member and you are interested in being a host for the William Westerman Pathfinders, or would like further information about what being a host involves, please see Westerman Pathfinders Hosts.

William Westerman Pathfinders 2023

Balliol is delighted to announce the return of the William Westerman Pathfinders to North America and Asia for 2023. Meet the 2023 William Westerman Pathfinders.