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Pre-Departure Orientation

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

Pre-Departure Orientation:

Save the Date: Monday, 17 November 2014 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Details about the event and the registration form will be available soon.


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 Winter 2015 session is scheduled for Thursday, 26 March 2015. 

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

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No smart phone? No problem. Get the info at www.mcgill.ca/students/international/goabroad/safetravel