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QUIC and Queen’s will be closed on August 4!

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Monday August 4, 2014 is a Civic Holiday.  Queen’s University and QUIC will be closed for the Civic Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, August 5.

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ATLAS: New Program for arriving undergraduate students

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This year, QUIC introduces ATLAS: One-day program held on Queen’s campus, to help international undergraduate students adjust to and prepare for academic success at Queen’s. When does ATLAS happen? Pre-program reception on Saturday, August 30th, 2014, 7 – 9 PM (optional attendance) All day program on Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 9 – 3:30 PM (required attendance)  How much does it cost to participate? The program costs $75. If selected to participate, $125 will be charged to the student’s account in order to hold a spot. $50 will be...

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QUIC and Queen’s will be closed on July 1

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QUIC and Queen’s will be closed on July 1

  Tuesday July 1, 2014 is Canada Day.  Queen’s University and QUIC will be closed for the national holiday and will re-open on Wednesday, July 2. If you’re in Kingston, think about joining the celebrations in town. If you’re elsewhere, consider joining one of the celebrations taking place around the world. (There’s even an early celebration this weekend at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England!) Wherever you are and however you celebrate it, Happy Canada Day to...

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The World Cup continues at QUIC!

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Students and friends continue to gather over lunch and in the afternoons, to share their excitement and enjoy the game.  It seems on campus there are students from almost every country represented.  We have seen outfits of many colours, and a few flags as well, as the cheering goes on.  The QUIC Churchill Hall has once again proven a useful and welcoming space, where cultures and conversations mingle.  You can always find us in the JDUC.  With the beautiful summer weather, campus seems a bit more relaxed.  Feel free to drop in!  ...

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IETP is ready to welcome educators

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As part of QUIC’s training mandate, it offers the International Educators Training Program (IETP) Summer Institute each June at Queen’s University’s main campus. The IETP began in 2003, and since that time, more than 750 international education professionals from across Canada and around the world have taken part in the program. The Summer Institute provides practical skills-based training for international education professionals. Core curriculum developed by the IETP is offered alongside courses and workshops developed by select training...

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We had a great year!

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Hi, this is Janice Barling, the Group leading facilitator.  I wanted to share a few words. Firstly, the student attendees are from many different countries and range from undergraduates, graduates, visiting scholars, and spouses of international students at Queen’s.  They are such an interesting and diverse group of people. We enjoyed each other’s company and had many laughs. The sessions generally followed a format. Each week we picked a topic and the main objective was to create a forum where students that provided an opportunity for...

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Changes to immigration regulations coming June 1 (Updated)

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Changes to immigration regulations coming June 1 (Updated)

  Updated on May 14, 29 and June 1: Added and clarified further details. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is making changes to the immigration rules that apply to students.  The changes will come into are now in effect on June 1, 2014. We are still trying to clarify details of some of the changes but the main points are: Related to study Students will be required to remain enroled to maintain their student status in Canada (this should still allow for part-time status and academic leaves). CIC will monitor this by requiring...

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Expanding experience abroad

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Hi, my name is Elizabeth Woods. I have graduated from Queen’s last year and now live in London, UK.  I am undertaking a Master of Arts in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), in which I am focussing on Middle Eastern music and Arabic. The environment is very rich, as there are students from all over the world at SOAS. London is a popular stopover, as well as a destination for visiting lecturers and musical groups. I have been lucky enough to attend many cultural events and Middle Eastern music...

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Going to Spain: Very First Flight

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By Heather Poechman ~ The photo placed 2nd in QUIC International Photo Contest “Home away from Home” category. I am a first year student at Queen’s University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Global Development Studies. My love of travel was inspired partly by my insatiable curiosity and partly by my adopted aunt. Though we are unrelated, my aunt and I, we nonetheless forged a bond closer to kin than I ever felt with any of my biological family. She was a true world traveller, even today I can hardly imagine a country she...

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Tax season is here!

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Tax season is here!

Taxes don’t usually bring a smile to people’s faces, but Canada’s income tax system (and our income tax workshops for international members of the Queen’s community) can be very beneficial. First of all, taxes are used to fund many familiar services and systems, like education, health care, and infrastructure like roads. Secondly, the income tax system isn’t only used to collect money.  It is also used to distribute money to those with low incomes.  Few, if any, students earn enough employment income during their...

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