Internationalization Office

About the Internationalization Office

Memorial University is committed to internationalization, international co-operation, studentSocial Room Global Learning Centre mobility and cultural sensitivity. We welcome international visitors and we strive to collaborate with educational institutions, businesses, governments, foundations, benefactors and alumni around the world in order to enrich research and teaching, and to ensure we offer outstanding programs for faculty and students. [read more]

Events & Activities

  • Fall Photo Contest (Deadline November 30th, 2020)
    • The IO is organizing a photo contest for students studying at Memorial Fall Photo ContestUniversity of Newfoundland. To qualify for this contest, the photo must be taken outdoors, or while a person is standing outdoors while following covid-19 protocols.

      If you currently do not reside in Canada, make sure to follow the rules in place in your region. If there are other people involved in the photo, remember to ask for consent. We want to see your original ideas, so please don't use any photoshop on the photos! Please fill out this google form and submit your photos to us by 30th of November, 2020.

      The winner of the Photo Contest will get a prize (TBD) and there will be honorable mentions as well. For more information or concerns, email us at Good luck to everyone!
  • IO Rec-Connect Family Programming (November 2020)
    • The Internationalization Office is excited to present a 4 week interactive virtual IO Rec-Connect Family Programmingprogram on Facebook that encourages families & individuals to spend time outdoors.

      The program is called IO Rec-Connect and is open to Memorial University students and their families. You have the ability to complete tasks and win prizes! For more information, please contact Camila, our Family Programs Coordinator at

Notices & Information

  • COVID-19 Update (September 2020)
    • A reminder that teaching and learning will take place in a primarily remote and online teaching and learning environment in fall 2020: Students are not expected to travel to Newfoundland and Labrador to complete their studies.
    • The Internationalization Office continues to provide supports to students admitted to Memorial for the fall 2020 and winter 2021 semesters, including those who will be studying remotely (the majority of students) and those who may need to travel to Newfoundland and Labrador to complete their studies due to extraordinary circumstances.  We are prepared for the arrival and support of new students, and have been in regular contact, providing advice on specific circumstances and issues related to travel to Canada at this time. If you have any questions or concerns about Arrivals for the fall 2020 term please email:

  • IO Live Chat Service (September 2020)
    • The Internationalization Office has implemented a new Live Chat feature where you can speak with a member of our student staff live, 5 days a week: Monday-Friday, 10am - 3pm (Newfoundland Time). Feel free to access this service at your convenience.

  • Director's Message Regarding COVID-19 (September 2020)
    • Dear Students,

      We hope you are doing well under the circumstances. In light of COVID 19:
      • IO staff are providing our critical support for international students remotely.
      • Working remotely means we will be supporting you using emails and other social media platforms including facebook messenger, skype and Zoom.
      • You can book appointment with immigration advisors using the Navigate App. If you are having difficulty in booking appointment please email Arif Abu at

If you have any questions regarding your health insurance then please email

Below is a list of community-based supports available to you:

      • Bridge the gApp: way to connect with guidance and supports for mental health in NL:
      • 24-hour mental health crisis line: (709) 737-4668 (local)/1-888-737-4668 (province-wide)
      • Mobile Crisis Response Team: 1-888-737-4668 (St. John’s)
      • 24-hour walk-in Psychiatric Assessment Unit, Waterford Hospital, (709) 777-3021/(709) 777-3022

We know this is a difficult time and the supports listed above are available to you and/or your friends and family if needed.

Thank you,

Dr. Sonja Knutson
Director, Internationalization Office

International Offices at Memorial University

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Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000