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Pre-departure sessions

Pre-Departure Orientation is required for all students who travel internationally on University-related activities. To gain access to the course, students must register during the first week of each month, using the webform.

  • Pre-departure Orientation covers practical information related to pre-departure preparations, your time abroad, and your return to McGill. The sessions are offered entirely online via MyCourses! This orientation remains mandatory for all students* who are traveling outside of Canada for University-related international activities, including exchanges, internships, co-ops, independent study-away, field study semesters, performances, athletic competitions, courses, and research.
  • More information on how to register can be found on
  • BITS requires a proof of successful completion of the course (Certificate of Completion)
  • Course must be successfully completed by February 28, 2023

Medical Form

Print the Physician Attestation and Immunization forms and submit them at the Meet and Greet.

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

Travel Clinic Options in Montreal

The Pre-Travel and Vaccination Clinic, located at the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen Site:
Vaccination Clinic, Local D02.3312, Room 27
1001 Décarie Blvd, Montreal (Québec) H4A 3J1
Phone: 514-934-8049


Clinique Sante Voyage St-Luc
1029, rue Saint-Denis, 4th floor, Montréal (Québec) H2X 3H9
Phone: 514-890-8332


Many other options exist

Bellairs Information

Bellairs Guest Information.doc

What to bring to Barbados

Packing List

Travel Registry Form

The mandatory McGill Student Travel Registry is the official safety app for McGill students travelling outside of the Greater Montreal area on university-related activities. The app allows McGill to keep a record of your travel dates and study destinations and to contact students in case the safety situation in the location they are visiting changes.  To learn more about the McGill Student Travel Registry, please visit

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



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