Go Global: Pre-departure Training and Risk Management

York International provides pre-departure training and supports to York students who are scheduled to participate in global learning programs (exchange, internships and other short-term programs).

A. 2 types of Pre-departure sessions

1. York International Exchange pre-departure Session

Apr 24, 2018, for 2018-19 York International academic exchanges

2. All other programs based on requests to York International

For  spring or summer short-term programs:

March 2018

14 March from 3:00pm to 4:00pm @Room 242 York Lanes - REGISTRATION CLOSED

15 March from 11:00am to 12:00pm @ Room 242 York Lanes - REGISTRATION CLOSED

16 March from 2:30pm to 3:30pm ONLINE - REGISTRATION CLOSED

April 2018

2 April from 3:00pm to 4:00pm @ Room 242 York Lanes - FULL

3 April from 11:00am to 12:00pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent to the students registered, by email - REGISTRATION CLOSED

4 April from 12:00pm to 1:00pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent to the students registered, by email - REGISTRATION CLOSED

11 April from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered - REGISTRATION CLOSED

11 April from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Room 242 York Lanes - REGISTRATION CLOSED

12 April from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered - REGISTRATION CLOSED

13 April from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered - REGISTRATION CLOSED

20 April from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered REGISTRATION CLOSED

23 April from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered REGISTRATION CLOSED

May 2018

8 May from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered in the session

10 May from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ONLINE: link to the webinar will be sent, by email, to the students registered in the session

Click to complete the Registration Form for upcoming sessions.

Notes:

  • Students will be required to register in the appropriate pre-departure session. Information will be sent by York International, to students and Program Coordinators.
  • Students who have participated in either 1 or 2 will be included in the York International Emergency Contact Program.
  • For participants in both types of pre-departures, the York International Mobility Award cannot be processed until all necessary forms are completed.

B. Content covered at Pre-departure Sessions

1. Travel preparations (research about destination, flight, accommodation arrangements)

2. Risk Management (waiver, emergency contact card, Registration of Canadians abroad)

3. Guard.me® insurance

4. Funding and Finances

5. Inter-cultural awareness

6. Academic Exchange (York International Exchange only)

C. guard.me® and York


York Students traveling abroad for international programs are required to purchase guard.me®
insurance.

To ensure safety and well-being of York students traveling abroad, York University has developed a partnership with guard.me® Insurance. It provides comprehensive insurance coverage and benefits that are in the best interest of the students and the university at-large.

guard.me®covers medical, emergency, evacuation, and 3rd party liability, among others. For more details, please read the information on guard.me insurance coverage. Students must register directly with guard.me.

D. Emergency Contact System

As a student going abroad, you will receive an Emergency Contact Card once you have registered for the program. This card includes information on how to contact York in case of an emergency while overseas. Details will be given at your Pre-departure session.

E. Travel Safe

Review York International's Travel Safe webpage.

All students accepted to go on a York Exchange/Summer Abroad/York-facilitated global internship are required to come to a Pre-Departure Training Session.