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McGill campus maps

Here's a handy map with all the grocery stores, pharmacies, post offices, banks, and cell phone companies close to the downtown campus:

Download a pdf version here 

ISS Winter Welcome for New International Students

Fri, 2013-01-04 10:00 - 16:00
Brown Student Services : Room 5001, 3600 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G3

Join us for Winter Welcome 2013, a fun and informative orientation session for New International Students starting in January!


When & Where? 

January 4th, in the Brown Building, Room 5001

The Winter Coat Project: The warmest of gestures

Thu, 2012-10-18 11:29

Chaplaincy Services gives away 500+ winter coats to students in need every year

By Neale McDevitt - for the McGill Reporter

Like war and childbirth, a Montreal winter cannot be adequately described with mere words. It is a physical test that defies intellectualization. You have to live it to really understand it. And “live it” might be a little optimistic – “survive it” is probably more apropos.

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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Request for extended International Health Insurance

Extended Health Insurance for international students

McGill's International Student Health Insurance plan has been extended to cover expenses related to Emergency Medical Care, Basic Health and Supplementary Health benefits, as well as Accidental Dismemberment and Repatriation, for international students participating in a study away program.

International students are eligible if you meet the following criteria:

Canadian non-resident sign-up form

Non-resident Canadian students or new Permanent Residents who are not eligible for a Canadian health plan and have no insurance coverage or whose private insurance is not adequate, have the option of enrolling in McGill's International Student Health Insurance (IHI) Plan. To do so they must complete the form below no later than September 30 (Fall Term) or January 31 (Winter Term) or May 31 (Summer Term).