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

Warm International Welcome

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 the world with many people from Asia, Europe, and Africa. It is a combination of cultures. You don’t ever feel lonely. If your purpose is to get a college education, Queen’s is a great place.  The system is very accommodating and gives to room to figure out your future, you just have to pack your bags and go. I would definitely recommend students to come to Canada.” Winnie, Luxy, and Felix: “We are very, very excited for our...

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

Information regarding winter break and the holidays

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, January 9, 2017. Campus Security and the Emergency Report Centre will be staffed 24 hours a day during the holiday period. A supervisor will be on duty with regular patrols; all buildings will be locked. Emergency Phone Number: 613-533-6111  Non-Emergency Phone Number: 613-533-6733. Looking for Things to do in Kingston over the break?  Here are few ideas to get you started: Go for a nature walk at the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area.  If there is snow,...

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

QUIC Photo Contest is accepting submissions!

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 QUIC@queensu.ca. 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 accepted.  All entries must be printable, 11 x 17 inches size min. We need your Queen’s email address, full name and degree designation (eg Jane Smith, ArtSci’17). Description must include creative title, location where the photo was taken, category to which you are submitting, and a mini-story 150 – 200 words about you taking the photo (when and why did you take the photo; was it a meaningful experience). Your description may be published/publicly shared. Last day to submit to the Contest: January 30, 2017. This is juried contest, where...

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

International Education Week Nov. 14-18 #IEW2016

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 – 1:30pm QUIC World Link Trivia Night, QUIC, 6:30 – 8:30pm International @ Home concert, The Isabel, 6:30pm – sold out Thursday, Nov. 17 Back from Abroad: IPO Student Panel about Exchange, QUIC, 5 – 7pm Agnes Etherington Art Centre Tour with QUIC English Conversation Group, AEAC, 36 University Ave., 5:30 – 7pm Friday, Nov. 18 International Programs: 20th Anniversary, International Programs Office IPO, 3 –...

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

Alumni Story: An International Reunion

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 including Sunday international luncheons. After graduation, they stayed in touch and had their first major reunion back in 2006 when seven members (plus some of their children) got together and stayed at Victoria Hall to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Fast forward to 2016, some of their children are now students at Queen’s. This summer, Alison Bailey. MPL’89 (originally from Trinidad), Anne Fogerty Lee, Meds’90 (Canada), Jean Woon, MBA’88 (Singapore; she flew in for this occasion), and Noriko Yabuki-Soh, MA’88 (originally from Japan) stayed at the home of Kathy (Moore) Osborne, MSc’88 (Canada) in Kingston for...

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

ALERT concerning International Students!

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: Reporting Fraud – Citizenship & Immigration Canada Canadian Anti-Fraud...

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