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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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QUIC Annual Photo Contest Is Now Open

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Queen’s students, submit your photos to the QUIC International Photo Contest! Please send one or two high resolution photos (per student) to In your submission please provide your full name, study program, the location where photo was taken, and a short paragraph that would help others understand the story behind your image. Categories are: – People & Culture – Landscape & Wildlife – Home away from Home – Critical Global Issues The deadline to submit is January 31st.  Please see the Contest Terms and Conditions...

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Scam Warning Sourced from CBC News

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Source:  CBC News. Please be aware that Chinese students in Canada, including some living in Toronto have been the targets of a scam. These students received threatening calls telling them that they needed to go into hiding, not to use their cellphones, not to contact their families and not to use any form of social media or the internet. The students’ families were then contacted by the scammer telling them that their relative had been kidnapped, and demands for large ransoms were made. If you receive such threatening calls please report the...

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International Education Week Spotlight

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Activities, Events, News, Students | 0 comments

Universities and colleges across North America and beyond are highlighting their international education events each year to share awareness during the International Education Week.  Here is a spotlight on the activities taking place for the #IEW2017 between November 13 and 17, 2017: Monday, Nov. 13 International Exchange Fair 5:00 – 7:00 pm, JDUC Wallace Hall Annual Fair organized by Queen’s International Programs Office with the Faculty of Arts and Science and Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science. Students who are interested...

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New International Student Adviser Joins QUIC

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Arthur Chen joins QUIC as International Student Adviser, filling a vacancy left by Olumide Bolu’s departure in August.  Arthur’s advising hours are between 11-4pm, Monday – Friday at the QUIC.  Arthur comes to Queen’s from Centennial College, where he worked in a similar role, and he has previously worked in International Student Services at Brock, and the University of Calgary. He is licensed, as required, as an International Student Immigration Adviser, and is ready to apply his extensive advising experience to supporting our...

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Thanksgiving Social Event

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Students who are staying in Kingston for the Thanksgiving weekend are invited to join us on Monday, October 9, 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the International Centre.  We will have pumpkin pie and an assortment of desserts to enjoy. This joint event is organized with the Society of Graduate and Professional Students...

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Activities for this Fall

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in News | 0 comments

After the extended welcome to new international students, we are also looking forward to seeing returning students soon. QUIC has prepared a calendar of social events & soup lunches, workshops, and intercultural training. Coming up: Workshop: So you are renting now – presented by Student Community Relations and QUIC Re-entry Session for Students Returning from Abroad Drop-in Career Advising at QUIC – presented by Career Services Workshop: Reading and Note-Taking for New Students – presented by...

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International Welcome and Orientation

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

QUIC offers extended hours of operation and various activities for newly arriving international students and staff.  These include activities for those who choose to arrive to Kingston early. Our program is meant as an addition to the orientation options that are available to students, depending on their arrival date and study program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students should also check the Queen’s Orientation website. Graduate degree-seeking students should check with their academic department and the School of Graduate Studies. Exchange...

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Invitation to Queen’s SOAR

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed. This one-day summer orientation program offers students and families a unique opportunity to: Meet with an advisor to assist you in choosing your courses Connect with peers and develop a...

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