Internationalization Office



The Internationalization Office on the St. John’s Campus provides services and programs for international students, as well as in-coming and out-going exchange students. The office helps students settle in and make the best of their experience and can advise on issues related to arrival, employment, health insurance, housing and immigration, as well as offering personal counselling.


Airport Greeting Service

Arriving at an international airport in a new country can be intimidating. During certain times, at the beginning of each semester, senior Memorial students are available to greet you at the airport. They'll help ease your arrival in St. John's and get you in taxi and on your way.

Students are reminded to bring enough Canadian money to pay for their taxi fare from the airport to their first night of accomodations. 

Coffee Club

Learn more about Newfoundland & Labrador and hear fascinating stories from students all over the world. Drop by for a casual coffee break, every Friday afternoon from 3–5 p.m. at the Internationalization Office's social room in Corte Real. Free coffee, tea and sweets available for all current Memorial students.

Discussion Group

Every Wednesday, drop by the Corte Real social room for Discussion Group. A weekly drop-in conversation group to provide support and learn new things. There is always interesting conversations and lots of laughter.


Have questions about working on or off campus? Need help with your resume or a job interview? The Internationalization Office provides career and employment advice through individual appointments.

Check out what employment opportunities are available to international students while studying at Memorial.

Family Program

This program aims to ease the transition from your home country to St. John’s. Through various services the family program can help international student families overcome the challenges faced in a new environment.

Health Insurance

All registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Foreign Health Insurance plan. 

When you arrive at Memorial, check in with the Internationalization Office to understand more about your health insurance coverage and the health care system in Canada.

Immigration Advising

The Internationalization Office assist international students with using the Government of Canada website for information on study permits, work permits and entry visas. A series of information sessions on completing immigration applications are offered each semester, provided by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants.

MUN Mentors Program

The MUN Mentors program is a peer mentorship program for international students whereby new international students are matched with and mentored by current Memorial students during their first semester at Memorial University. The program aims to ease the transition process for new international students while also engaging current students in an intercultural volunteer initiative.



Internationalization Office

Corte Real - CA 1000
Burton's Pond Apartments
Memorial University
St. John’s  NL  A1B 3S7

(709) 864-8895


Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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