Accepted into a study abroad program? Wondering what to do next? 

The RDP Abroad office is here to support and guide you throughout your study abroad experience. We can help prepare you for this exciting journey that will broaden your horizons and provide invaluable global perspectives. 

Please keep in mind the following: 

  • You represent RDP when participating in any RDP Abroad program, and you are required to adhere to RDP's Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy

  • Ensure you formally accept your placement and complete any necessary paperwork or online forms.  

  • Make sure that your participation aligns with your RDP program requirements. 

RDP Abroad Blackboard Course
The RDP Abroad Blackboard course provides essential information and resources to prepare you for your international experience. To maintain eligibility to participate in an RDP Abroad program, participants must complete all course materials by the deadline.
Pre-Departure Orientation
The Pre-departure Orientation will cover essential aspects of your upcoming experience and help you prepare for your travel. Attendance is mandatory, and failure to attend the orientation will result in your participation being revoked. Students participating in an RDP Abroad experience will receive an email detailing their pre-departure orientation.

Safety & Security & Risk Management

Your safety and security are always the top priorities. RDP Abroad participants must register with the Registry of Canadians Abroad before leaving Canada. In the event of an emergency, this information will be used by the Canadian Government to contact you and provide the necessary support. 

For up-to-date safety and security information about your destination country, visit the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories website.