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All services continue to be offered remotely during regular business hours.

COVID-19 Updates from International Student Services: August 2021: Easing of border measures coming into effect on August 9th, 2021 at 12:01am (ET). 
The latest updates can be found on the Entering Canada page.
            1. International students with a valid study permit (or approval letter) can travel to Canada (McGill is on the list of DLIs with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan). Before making travel plans, please refer to our Entering Canada page.
            2. Fully vaccinated travellers authorized to enter Canada by land or by air, are now exempt from the federal requirement to undergo a 14-day quarantine. The 14-day quarantine continues to be required for all other travellers who are not considered fully vaccinated.
           3. For more information, please refer to McGill's quarantine resources and IHI’s vaccination FAQs.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional news, resources, and FAQs.

Step 2: Register for online Buddy Volunteer Training

These training timeslots are for Winter 2022 semester!

 

Date  Time Location registration
October 18th, 2021 6:30-7:30pm Online (Zoom) Register here
November 16th, 2021 7-8pm Online (Zoom) Register here
December 3rd, 2021 4-5pm Online (Zoom) Register here

 

**If you cannot attend the live Buddy training, please watch the recording and fill out a short quiz to become eligible for a match. 

 

This 1-hour training webinar is designed to help you:

  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a Buddy Volunteer
  • Identify and appreciate culturally-influenced communication styles
  • Engage in culturally sensitive and respectful dialogue with new international students
  • Identify ways to facilitate the new student's transition to McGill and Montreal
  • Refer students to resources that can answer their questions about specific topics
  • Understand the importance of respecting student privacy and confidentiality
  • Identify ways in which the experience will benefit your own development

 

 

*ET = Eastern Time (find the equivalent time in another time zone)

Every webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session to answer any question you might have about the McGill International Buddy Program

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