Current Students & Alumni

Memorial to offer remote program delivery for fall 2020

Memorial University will welcome new and returning students to a primarily remote teaching and learning environment for the fall semester. Full in-person, on-campus courses will not resume before January 2021. More info here

You are not required to return to campus for instruction for the fall semester 2020. In very rare circumstances where travel is deemed essential to your studies, and you meet all the criteria at the federal and provincial levels, you may be permitted to return in person for your studies this fall. Please visit our resource pages to learn more about the criteria necessary to plan your return to Newfoundland and Labrador.

IO staff are currently providing our critical support for international students remotely.

  • Working remotely means we will be supporting you using emails and other social media platforms including Webex, Skype and Zoom.

  • You can book appointment with immigration advisors using the Navigate App.

  • If you are having difficulty in booking appointment in Navigate please email Arif Abu at

  • For all other questions please email: and an advisor will respond to you as soon as possible.

Interested in our weekly Discussion Group &/or Coffee Club? 

IO's social programming will take place virtually while staff are working from home. Contact the IO's Outreach Advisor (Juanita Hennessey) for more information.

Welcome to the Internationalization Office! Our team of advisors are here to help you as an international student, whether you need information, or just a friendly chat. We can talk to you about health insurance, academic and career options and how to get settled here in the city of St. John's.

One way to learn about life in a new country is to get involved on campus or in the community. Here are ways to get involved:

Join our Coffee Club

Coffee Club is held every Friday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ends at 4:30pm in the Summer) in Corte Real, room CA-2002.

The purpose of Coffee Club is to relax after a busy week and connect with friends. Coffee Club is very informal and is open to the campus community, including spouses and alumni. One of the best ways to battle homesickness and adjust to life on campus is to socialize. At Coffee Club there is always interesting conversation, lots of laughter and refreshments. You will have the opportunity to learn about Newfoundland and hear fascinating stories from other international students.

If you have questions, want to suggest an activity or volunteer with Coffee Club please contact Juanita Hennessey

Join our Discussion Group

Discussion Group is held every Wednesday in the Global Learning Centre, room CA-2002 from 4pm - 5pm. In the summer we meet earlier, from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Discussion Group is informal and open to the campus community, including spouses and alumni. If you are interested in meeting new people, sharing your experiences or just relaxing with a cup of coffee and listening to the conversation you are welcome to attend.

Each week a new topic is selected but there is no guarantee we stick to it, we just like to see where the conversation will go! If you have questions or would like to suggest a topic for Discussion Group please email Juanita Hennessey

Volunteering on or off campus:

The IO looks for volunteers at various times throughout the year to help with events and programming. For more information please contact us at

Student Volunteer Bureau:  The SVB is a referral centre for Memorial students interested in getting involved with volunteer work. The office is staffed by trained students to assist individuals in finding volunteer placements both on-campus and in the community. If you would like to get more information about volunteering on or off campus, just check out their website to get involved!

The SVB is located in the University Centre - UC-3011 and can be reached by email:

Co-Curricular Record (CCR): Most volunteer activities can be recorded on your Co-curriclar record. To find out more about your CCR please the Student Experience Office


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