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English Conversation Group starts on September 20

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

On Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 pm, int. students, post-doctoral fellows, international visiting researchers, and their spouses who are looking for an opportunity to develop spoken language skills are welcome to join us at the QUIC for the English Conversation Program.  The conversation at small tables is open to individual interests and experience, and we provide structured learning activities and topics. The program creates a friendly environment for meeting new people and shared learning. Cultural context, Canadian idioms and general...

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QUIC Welcomes New International Students

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Events, News, Students | 0 comments

International Welcome and Orientation activities are available at QUIC, to those who chose to arrive prior to University Orientation. Please see details HERE. Various orientation programs are available at the University, depending on your study program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students should also check the Queen’s Orientation website. First year students who are not living in Residence can participate in the FYNIRS Orientation run by students. Graduate degree-seeking students should also check with their academic department and...

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Academic support for International Students provided by Queen’s SASS

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Distance Students Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers telephone appointments to distance students. SASS helps students at all levels of academic success improve their writing and academic skills and confidence. Students can get help with a range of topics, such as managing time, handling multiple academic demands, reading efficiently, writing clearly and concisely, developing strong arguments in writing assignments, increasing motivation, studying for exams, and practicing English as an Additional Language. To book a learning or...

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Be aware of a re-emerging scams targeting international students

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The following three posts provide useful information: Rental Scam – please read the details here. Message from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto  Other Phone Call Scams: International students in Canadian cities including Ottawa and London have recently reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be employees of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The caller tells the student that to avoid deportation, they must send prepaid credit and gift cards, money wires or...

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English Conversation Group runs in May and June

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in News | 0 comments

International students, research fellows and their spouses are welcome to participate in this weekly program organized by the Queen’s University International Centre. Meetings run 5:30 – 7 pm on Thursdays. We will meet up at the QUIC – please arrive on time. Topics include: Small talk in social situations Student life at Queen’s Summer activities in Canada Canadian and international travel …and more. Questions? Email the Program Coordinator at...

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Income Tax Clinic

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

QUIC in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting tax clinics to support international students in preparing their income tax and benefit returns. These clinics will be hosted by student volunteers and are meant to support international students who have a modest income and simple** tax situation. The Tax Clinics will run until April 19, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-12 and 1-4, by appointment only. To make an appointment request email: In your email please provide your contact phone number. **We...

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Income Tax Workshops at QUIC

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in News | 0 comments

QUIC CAN HELP YOU FILE YOUR INCOME TAX!    Workshops are for international students seeking help in completing income tax forms using freely-available online tools. Please register for your UFile at prior to coming to a workshop. To participate in a workshop you must: bring your own computer compatible with UFile’s online tool have your T2202A (from SOLUS), your T5, T4/T4A if applicable record of rent you paid in 2017 (and previous years, if applicable) your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or Individual Tax Number (ITN) if...

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International Photo Contest is open until Jan. 31

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Calling all student photographers! Do you love travel, new places and different cultures? Submit your best photos from abroad, or your time in Canada for the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) photo contest. Winners will receive a prize and may have their photo published. Categories are: Home away from Home (could be Canada) People and Culture (photos from your travels; Queen’s student life) Nature and Wildlife (includes animals, landscapes) Critical Global Issues (eg. Global Warming – you witnessing climate...

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International Student story: Jiawen’s Cultural Transition

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in News, Students | 0 comments

Post created by Julie Yaqi Hao, M.Ed. student at Queen’s University. Happy New Year, everyone! I talked with Jiawen Fan, a Master of Education student from China, enrolled in Queen’s-SCNU (South China Normal University) dual-degree program. We talked at the end of her first semester about her life and study experiences as an international student since her arrival in Canada in September, 2017. Jiawen Fan, Master of Education student Julie: Jiawen, I know you are from China. As China is a large country, where in China are you from? Can you...

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International Welcome and Orientation

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

QUIC is ready to welcome newly arriving international students as they join our University community this January. We are looking forward to meeting everyone!  Here is what’s scheduled: Tuesday, January 2, 2018  Tour of the Athletics & Recreation Centre (ARC) Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Meet in the QUIC lounge before heading over to the ARC for a guided tour of the facilities. Provided by our partners in Queen’s Athletics. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Walking Tour of Campus Student Services Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm These tours will focus on...

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