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McGill Pre-Departure Orientation

The McGill University-Related Travel Guidelines require all students participating in a University-related international travel activity to attend Pre-Departure Orientation.
For further details regarding who is required to attend, session dates and registration, please see the Pre-Departure Orientation website at www.mcgill.ca/students/international/predeparture/.

Topics will include:
* Canadian Consular Services (Travel Reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs);
* Personal health abroad, including healthy travel tips;
* McGill University-Related Travel Guidelines; and
* Managing your success abroad; and
* Travel Registry

McGill Travel Registry and Safety

All students participating in a University-related international activity (i.e., exchange, study-away, internship, graduate work or undergraduate research, etc) must complete a McGill Travel Registry form on Minerva for each US and international experience – the electives coordinator will create the electronic form and advise the student by e-mail that it is ready for completion. Students should also register their travel with the Government of Canada registry. In general, the Faculty will not approve electives in regions for which the Canadian government has issued a Travel Warning

For more information, please go to http://www.mcgill.ca/ugme-electives/mcgill-students/non-mcgill-away-electives.

McGill Comparative Healthcare Systems Program

Interested in public and global health? The Comparative Healthcare Systems Program (CHSP) is looking for students of all academic backgrounds who have a strong interest in public health, global health and preventive medicine to participate in their exchange program and other activities. The aim of this organization is to provide means for students interested in public health to compare and contrast foreign healthcare systems with the Canadian health care system. It is hoped that through its activities, members of CHSP will gain a deeper knowledge of healthcare outside of Canada, but also that from this knowledge will stem ideas to improve the Canadian health care system.
Further information can be found on the CHSP website.

Medical Student Exchange with Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru)

McGill University's medical students can now participate in an international elective with Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Eligible students must have completed their 3rd year of study and must have good academic standing as reflected by a minimum CGPA of 3.0. The elective should last between four to eight weeks. A suitable level of Spanish is required.
For a reflection from a recent exchange sstudent, see: Aldo Galvez Canseco Reflection Letter [.pdf].
For further information please contact us at globalhealth(AT)mcgill(DOT)ca.