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Travel abroad on a Dal activity

Current Dalhousie students must prepare accordingly if they plan to travel abroad for one of the following:

1. Exchange/Study Abroad 
2. Conference
3. Work Term Abroad
4. International Field Course


Pre-Departure course

Pre-departure courses give tips on settling comfortably in your new country. You'll also learn how to avoid emergencies and what to do if something should arise while you are abroad.

All Dalhousie students participating in an international opportunity must meet pre-departure requirements. These are as follows:

  1. Register your emergency contact information and travel details.
  2. Complete a pre-departure course (for Study Abroad/Exchange students, complete at least 2 months prior to your planned departure)

Pre-departure is now a course on Brightspace. To gain access to the course, register your emergency contact information and travel details, then submit the pre-departure course request form. 

Students are added to Pre-departure at between 12-1 and 3:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. We are closed on holidays. You will be emailed once you have been added to the course. 

Once you have completed all the modules, a certificate of completion will be available for you to use as needed. Funding applications (SWIF, George Burris, FGS Travel Grant, etc.), all require proof that pre-departure requirements have been met

If you have any problems, email international.centre@dal.ca for assistance.