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Pre-Departure Orientation

Learn some travel basics at Pre-Departure Orientation to ensure you have a safe and healthy trip!


The Fall 2015 session will be held on November 23, from 5:30-8:00pm.

Order of Events:

Regional sessions (Leacock, various rooms, 5:30-6:15)
General session (LEA 132, 6:30-7:30)
Catered reception (7:30-8:00)

All attendees should have their student ID scanned by a staff member to verify their attendance. Registration for Pre-Departure Orientation is now open

*NOTE for Faculty of Medicine M.D.C.M. students only: There will be a special Break-Out Session for students participating in an international clinical rotation or clinical elective rotation outside of Canada and the U.S.A. Further details will be sent once you are registered. Please ensure you select 'Faculty of Medicine -MDCM' when you register for the session.

Who must attend Pre-Departure Orientation?

Students who are traveling outside Canada for University-related bilateral exchanges, internships, independent study-away, field study semesters, research, international clinical rotations and/or other such activities who have not previously attended Pre-Departure Orientation.

Pre-Departure Orientation is offered every semester.

Graduate students traveling outside Canada to attend an international conference or formally organized workshop are invited but not required at Pre-Departure Orientation. Completion of the Travel Registry form on Minerva is required.

Topics covered include:

  • Advice to help you travel as safely as possible;
  • Government-issued advisories and how they affect your plans;
  • Healthy travel;
  • Insurance, budgets, and travel documents; and
  • Pre-departure reflection