Get ready to go!


Welcome to the Get ready to go! page for the 2022 Africa Field Study Semester. This website is designed to help you get ready for our departure in January.

Please read through all the information carefully.

It is time to start getting excited about spending this winter on safari in Africa!

If you have any questions about preparations, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Preparing for the AFSS Program

Please respect all the deadlines. There will be no exception made. Documents can be dropped off in person, emailed or sent via regular mail to the Internships and Field Studies office.

Action to be taken

Due dates

PDF icon Emergency contact and passport info.pdf

September 30

PDF icon Medical and immunization form.pdf

October 31

Apply for your visas. Be sure that your passport is valid for the duration of your travels, and for six months after your planned return. If you do not have a valid passport, get a new one immediately.

Start after November 15

Proof of insurance

December 01

Course registration in Minerva

When courses are opened

Finalize the travel registry form on Minerva

December 15

Payment required

Due dates

First installment ($10,000)

October 15

Last installment (remaining balance - $5,528.75)

November 15

Pay your McGill tuition

December 15

Travel registry form

Once you have registered for the context courses you will be asked to fill out the Travel Registry Form. Personal information, emergency contact, travel document, insurance information and immunizations must be provided.

To access and complete the form:

  • Login to Minerva
  • Click on the link for your travel activity to access the form

Make sure to have the following information in hand:

1. Passport, and travel visa information
2. Travel insurance coverage and policy details
3. Vaccinations/immunizations
4. E-ticket and itinerary

You can complete the form in more than one sitting, saving your changes and come back to it later.

To finalize and submit the form you will be asked to accept the terms of the Travel Guidelines.

Until you accept the terms and submit the form, the status of your form will remain incomplete and you will receive monthly email reminders asking you to complete it.

Register with Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada offers a registration service for all Canadians travelling or living abroad. This service is provided so that we can contact and assist you in an emergency in a foreign country, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or inform you of a family emergency at home.

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