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Warm International Welcome

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in News, Students | 0 comments

QUIC is providing Welcome and Orientation activities during the first week of January for newly arrived international students, including students on exchange. The week will conclude with a movie night on Friday, January 6, downtown tour on Saturday, January 7, and a social dinner on Sunday, January 8. Our student staff and advisors received lots of questions, from how to secure a visa for travel to the USA, to how to best dress for Canadian winters. Tunde from South Africa, lived in Nigeria: “At Queen’s you get to meet people from all over...

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Information regarding winter break and the holidays

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Activities, News, Students | 0 comments

Queen’s University and the QUIC will be closed/shut down between December 24 and January 2, and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. Students who are already living in Queen’s Residences may make arrangements to stay in Residences during the holiday shutdown period. QUIC will offer extended hours of operation and will be open until 7 pm between January 3 and 8.  QUIC will be also open on the weekend January 7 and 8, 1 – 7 pm. See the QUIC page for Winter Welcome and Orientation details.  Note: First day of classes is Monday,...

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QUIC Photo Contest is accepting submissions!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Activities, News, Students | 0 comments

Students are invited to submit their photos to the annual International Photo Contest with QUIC. Categories are: People and Culture Landscape and Nature Home away from Home Critical Global Issues 2 photos per student max. Please email your JPG photo(s) and descriptions from your Queen’s email account to Each photo must have a creative title. Attachments must be JPG format with high resolution, each file name containing title, category and student name, eg. BeforeSunset_Landscape_JaneSmith.jpg Low resolution photos will not be...

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International Education Week Nov. 14-18 #IEW2016

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Activities, News, Students | 0 comments

To celebrate international education in Canada, units at Queen’s University are inviting students to the following activities: Monday, Nov. 14  #IEW2016 Meet the QUIC World Link Team, ARC 10 – 4:30pm Law International Exchange Info Session, Macdonald Hall Rm 001, 1 – 2:30pm ArtSci & Engineering International Exchange Fair, Wallace Hall 5 – 7pm QUIC International Photo Contest opens with Early Bird Tuesday, Nov. 15 Arts&Science Exchange Apps go live Wednesday, Nov. 16 QUIC International Community Lunch 12...

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Alumni Story: An International Reunion

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Prepared by: QUIC & Queen’s Alumni Review This summer, a group of former Queen’s graduate students returned to Kingston to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their meeting at the “International House” on 152 Albert Street. The house originally opened as a Queen’s graduate residence in 1986, designated for 10 female Canadian and international master’s students. Besides living together and helping each other, the members of the house experienced cultural exchange first-hand and enjoyed various events...

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ALERT concerning International Students!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in News | 0 comments

International students are being targeted by an agency that is falsely calling students directly to notify them of issues with their immigration status and asking students to pay $1500 to resolve issues. Please be advised that this is a hoax and that you should not make any payment. If you receive such  a call, you should report the incident to the police. If you are concerned  about your immigration status please drop by Queen's University International Centre to talk to our International Student Advisor. Useful Resources:...

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Orientation Programs for New Students

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Many new students are exploring what Orientation programs are available at Queen's. We encourage students to participate in as many orientation programs and events as possible. The University is really looking forward to welcoming the new cohort to campus! For INTERNATIONAL students, we want to especially mention the International Orientation organized by QUIC. QUIC offers activities for those arriving early, extended hours of operation evenings and  weekends between Aug. 29th and Sept. 11th, a bus...

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Invitation to Summer Conversation Group

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Activities, News | 0 comments

Are you new to Queen's and Canada?  Have you been with us for a while and looking to get more English conversation practice? International students, research staff and their spouses are welcome to attend the English Conversation Group at the QUIC.  Our English Language Support Program provides participants with an opportunity to practice English pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation and other language skills.  Our program has been serving students enrolled in degree programs (undergraduate or graduate), visiting...

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Adventures after Graduation

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in News, Students | 0 comments

The snow crunched underfoot as I hiked back over the last stretch of the glacier. I paused to unzip my parka; the bright sun was high in the pure blue sky, and it was nearing five degrees Celsius — downright hot for an Antarctic summer. I could hear the trumpeting calls of the Adélie penguins in the distance, but it wasn’t until I got closer to the colony that I saw what everyone was so excited about: downy grey chicks, cushioned beneath their protective parents. Farther in the distance I could see other penguins swimming,...

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International Student Explores the World

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in News, Students | 0 comments

Hi, I’m a 4th year commerce international student from Fujian province in Southeast coast of China. This is the third time I participated in QUIC’s photo contest and I am very honored that I get a prize every year. I started photography 6 year ago, and my interest in photography originated from my love for travel. I started traveling a lot within China and abroad since middle school, when I travelled to different places I really wanted to keep the beautiful moments so that I would still remember them in the future. So my...

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