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Pre-Departure Orientation

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


THURSDAY 26 MARCH 2015, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.



5:30PM  REGIONAL SESSIONS. Rooms in the Leacock Building


Sign-In: Have your McGill ID scanned at the Welcome table on the ground floor of the Leacock Building before proceeding to the General Presentation.


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**NOTE for Faculty of Medicine M.D.C.M. students only: Special Break-Out Session for students participating in an international clinical rotation or clinical elective rotation outside of Canada and the U.S.A. will run from 5:30- 9:00 pm (location: McIntyre Medical Building  2nd floor  rooms – registration cybermed area). 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. The date of the Fall 2015 session has not yet been confirmed.  

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:

  • Government-issued Travel Advice and Advisories;
  • Healthy travel tips;
  • McGill University-Related Travel Guidelines;
  • Managing your success abroad; and
  • Travel Registry on Minerva