Faculty of Medicine Learners

There are several international opportunities available to you depending on the type of placement you are seeking and where you want to travel. Please give yourself ample time to plan your international experience.  

Once the placement has been approved, it is possible to revoke this decision and the placement can be cancelled due to a change in conditions in the country, loss of in-country supervisor, OR arising academic or professional concerns on the part of the learner. 

ALL learners at the University of Ottawa planning international travel related to their program must complete mandatory International Mobility Risk Management online modules 2 weeks prior to departure.

Warning: Countries with an advisory of ‘Avoid all travel’ or ‘Avoid non-essential travel’ will not be approved. 

COVID-19: Outgoing International Travel

With the Government of Canada’s decision to lift the advisory against international travel for fully vaccinated travellers, students can travel to destinations listed by Global Affairs Canada as “exercise normal security precautions” or “exercise a high degree of caution.”

See the Global Affairs Canada destination advisories.

The evolving nature of COVID-19 means that travel and public health restrictions will continue to pose a challenge. Therefore, trips may be cancelled or delayed.  It is important for travellers to identify and mitigate travel-related risks.

As travel resumes, students are required to register all international university trips through the uOttawa student travel registry.   The uOttawa International Office travel safety website provides access to access the registries and travel advice for uOttawa travellers. 

Students must complete the travel registry before departure.  In the form, travellers must acknowledge the ongoing risk of COVID-19 infection, lockdowns, and other travel disruptions. 

Students must also agree to:

  • Follow the University vaccination policy.
  • Have an insurance policy that covers COVID-19 and trip interruptions
  • Follow local public health guidelines at their destination and when returning to Canada.
  • Research the COVID-19 and other travel risks at the destination in advance.
  • Share travel information with the University of Ottawa Global Assistance Program (which partners with International SOS), to receive automated travel advice and security alerts.
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