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Pre-Departure Checklist

students and homestay manager at airportOf course, every student who comes to Mountain View School Division MUST come with a positive attitude and an open mind!  Here are some other things you need to consider before arrival:


Before you come you should:

  • Purchase flight tickets for the pre-determined arrival date
  • Make a connection with your homestay family
  • Read the student orientation document

You need to bring:


In your carry-on bag

  • Passport
  • Visa and study permit (if applicable)
  • MVSD Letter of Acceptance
  • Canadian cash and credit/debit cards
  • Medication for pre-existing conditions (a doctor's note or prescription translated into English is advised)
  • Contact lenses/glasses (if applicable)
  • A change of clothes, toothbrush and toothpaste (in case your luggage is delayed)
  • Electronic devices and adapters (if applicable)


In your suitcase

  • Shirts with long and short sleeves
  • Socks and undergarments (thermal underwear for winter)
  • Shorts, pants and jeans
  • Bathing suit
  • Jacket, raincoat (depending on the season) and a small umbrella
  • Shoes
  • Clothing and shoes for Physical Education class
  • Pajamas
  • Summer or winter hat
  • Gloves (applicable for fall and winter)
  • Towel
  • Basic toiletries (most items such as soaps and shampoo can be purchased upon arrival)
  • Whatever else you feel is important to bring with you (and will fit in your suitcase)
    • Please note that Manitoba has 4 distinct seasons 
    • Some students choose to buy seasonal clothing after they have arrived in Canada


You don’t need to bring:

  • School supplies (the ISP will prepare all your school supplies for you)
  • Medical insurance (you will be covered with Guard Me Student Insurance)