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Pre-departure sessions

Meet and Greet:  All students accepted to the 2017 summer program will receive a Doodle poll for a meet and greet session in Late March.

Students are asked to bring a signed copy of the Medical form and Immunization form (see below) to this session.

Orientation date TBA:  All students accepted to the 2017 summer program are expected to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation (usually in Leacock).


Medical Form

Print the Medical and Immunization forms and submit them by March 31, 2018
Medical form and Immunization form

Important notice:

Typhoid vaccine: It is recommended in particular for travel to smaller cities, villages and rural areas outside usual tourist routes. Typhoid is spread via fecal oral route, so the same as hep A. It may be advisable to receive this vaccine along with the other ones already outlined in the immunization form.

We strongly suggest you discuss this with your health care professional.

Immunization information is available at the MUHC's Pre-Travel Clinic or Bon Séjour Inc.

You will be living in a tropical environment for four months. If you need more information on travel and tropical medicine go to:

Bellairs Information

Bellairs Guest Information.doc

What to bring to Barbados

Packing List 2018

Travel Registry Form

Once you have registered for AEBI 427 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:

Make sure to have the following information in hand

1. Passport, and travel visa information (if required)
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 coming 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 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

DFAIT 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.

  • Register your travel by clicking here
  • Read the Barbados Travel report by clicking here

Pre-Departure Orientation

  • Attend McGill's pre-departure orientation - Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:30, Leacock Building, McGill Downtown Campus. Registration is required.