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Going abroad is an incredible opportunity and we want you to make the most of your experience.
Go Global’s pre-departure information session is a key way to help you prepare for going abroad.
If you are accepted to go on a Go Global experience, a Go Global Advisor will contact you with the details on the following sessions.
Learn about logistics, safety abroad, flight and visa information, and much more. Connect with other students who have recently returned from your partner university. Ask questions about what people have learned abroad, make connections with others, and get the inside scoop.
This session is mandatory. The following topics will be covered:
For Term 1, full year, and summer students the Pre-Departure session will be in March.
For Term 2 and split year students the Pre-Departure session date will be in October.
Before you leave Canada, you need to ensure that you have certain documents in hand and insurance in place.
Your medical and travel insurance coverage needs to be comprehensive enough to prevent costly surprises in the event of a medical emergency or travel hiccup during your time abroad.
Talk to your insurance provider and travel agent about your trip plans and discuss insurance options they can provide.
If you are covered by ihaveaplan, register to alert the provider of your travel plans.
To confirm the additional documentation (e.g. study/travel visas) you will need to have in place for your Go Global experience, contact the consulate for the country to which you will be traveling.
Confirm well in advance of your travel dates what immigration documents you need to enter the country, the application procedure, fees, and lead time required. It may take several months to research and confirm your documentation requirements.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation