While Away

Goodman School of Business




While Away

 

  • Email us at business.exchange@brocku.ca to let us know that you have arrived safely
  • Register with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
  • Emergency Contact:
    Outside Canada (call collect): 1-613-996-8885
    Inside Canada (Call Toll-free): 1-800-267-6788
    or email sos@international.gc.ca
  • Request a transcript from your host university. They will automatically send Brock a copy, but it is strongly recommended that you have a copy for your records as well, should you wish to apply for Graduate studies or a designation later on. Brock will be unable to provide you with a copy.
  • Promote Brock to the students at your host school, and encourage them to come here on exchange. Be prepared to do a presentation about Canada, should you be asked by the International Office at your host school. Don’t forget to wear your Brock Business clothing!
  • Have fun and take lots of pictures!

Tips for International Traveling

  • Give minimal details on immigration forms
  • Be wary of strangers who approach you asking for directions or showing you something. Don't give out too much information to strangers who strike up a conversation with you.
  • Use ATMs inside of banks - not on the street
  • Scan your passport, credit cards, etc. and email the details to yourself so that you can access the information, should they be stolen or compromised
  • Buy a local cell phone to use for emergencies, etc. Know the number for emergency calls in your destination country.
  • Know your destination - be aware of any current political issues, strikes, etc.
  • Rely on your contacts in the country for advice
  • Carry one debit card with a low withdrawal amount in a "second" wallet and hide your credit cards in some sort of money belt. Carry only small amounts of cash each day.
  • Carry important contact information with you at all times in a safe place.
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