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The Buddy Program

To help you settle in to your new life in Montreal, we offer the Buddy Program, which pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Montreal friendship that can make a world of difference.

Be a buddy

If you're a current McGill student and would like to be a Buddy to a new international student, please fill out the form below. Be sure to click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to finalize your request. For further information, contact ISS.

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Exemptions

By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption.