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Queen's University

Participant Checklist

Participant Checklist

  • Register for DEV 410 / 420*
  • Complete Assignment #1
  • Complete Assignment #2
  • Attend Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Review the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) and Complete “Form 1”.
  • Ensure all pre-departure activities are completed.
  • Make sure you are mentally prepared for your journey.
  • Set out your goals and do the self-audit in the pre-departure workbook.
  • Read the pre-departure workbook, complete all checklists and exercises.
  • Obtain passport and appropriate visa(s), if necessary.
  • Record credit card, passport, health insurance, telephone numbers somewhere safe.
  • Leave one photocopy of important documents with someone responsible at home.
  • Arrange to vote in any upcoming election.
  • Discuss safety and emergency contact procedures with your family
  • Arrange for Power of Attorney for the person handling your affairs in your absence.
  • Notify the Registrar’s office of your re-admittance plans.
  • Complete OSAP application for next year (available online at
  • Register personal items with Canada Customs.
  • Arrange to have any campus mail sent to your home address. On QCARD, change your Mail Address to your Home Address.
  • Get a web-based free e-mail address.
  • Notify your provincial health plan of the dates that you will be out of the country**** Buy a supplementary health insurance that covers international travel.
  • Complete Workplace Insurance form, leave copy with Development Office and return immediately with employer/host institution signature
  • Prepare and sign contract
  • Keep journal
  • Have employer/host organization complete the evaluation and return it to the Development Studies Office.
  • Complete Final Report
  • Complete OCASP Post Activity Incident Form
  • Hand in Journal

**** NOTE– if you are away for longer than 6 months, you may have to contact your provincial health plan to arrange for
       extended coverage.

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