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World Link upcoming events & discussion sessions

World Link discussion sessions focus on supporting the successful cultural adjustment of students to the Canadian and Queen’s social and academic culture. Delivered through QUIC in partnership with colleagues across the Queen’s campus and is open to International, Domestic, and Exchange Students

Here is the schedule for Winter 2018 World Link discussion sessions:

Date & Time Discussion session Description
Thurs, Jan 18

12:15 – 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn:

Crossing Cultures – Working on successful cultural transition and being poised for success

 Bring your thoughts & questions while we provide Lunch!

Join other students and the world link team to discuss:

  • The issues related to settling in at Queen’s and Canada: what may be the issues, challenges, and difficulties.
  • Attendees will receive support and tips for coping with cultural adjustments, major life changes, and stresses.
  • Students will also become familiar with university and community resources.

Conversations facilitated by Arunima Khanna, Counsellor and Cross-Cultural Advisor.

Wed, Jan 31

5:30 – 7pm

Let’s talk about your adjustment to Queen’s  How is your transition &  experience at Queen’s going so far?

Join the World Link team and your International Student Advisor to chat with fellow students about your adjustment to Queen’s which include topics such as

  • Understanding norms around interacting with professors,
  • Group discussions & making friends
  • Utilizing resources

Receive tips from fellow and upper year students

The session will also provide discussion around self-care and resilience, and self-care tips delivered through Peer Health Educators from Student Wellness Services

Wed, Feb 7

5:30 – 7pm

Intercultural Games Night
Come join the World Link team for a fun night where we explore the concept of culture through games, activities, and group discussion.
Participants will:
  • Gain awareness of how their culture may be unique and/or similar to others
  • Learn some tips for interacting in a new environment, like Queen’s!
Facilitated by QUIC Intercultural Training Coordinator
Tues, Mar 6

12:15 – 1:30pm

Lunch & Learn: Culture, Identity & Inclusion at Queen’s  Bring your thoughts & questions while we provide Lunch!

Join other students and the world link team to discuss issues related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and disability difference and how these might impact student experience(s).

Attendees will:
– Talk about own identity & how it’s interpreted at Queen’s and in Canada
– Learn from peers about navigating identity & difficult situations
– Receive tips & resources to navigate instances of discrimination & difficult situations

Conversations facilitated by Stephanie Simpson, Director, Human Rights Office

Register HERE!

World Link events provide social network building opportunities for students. Everyone is welcome to attend

Upcoming World Link event:QUIC Latern Festival Potluck . Wed, Feb 28; 5:30 – 7:30pm. Register HERE! 

Please follow the QUIC Calendar here for the most up-to-date events.