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We have moved to Mitchell Hall!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in News | 0 comments

After more than 50 years of service in the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC)/Student Life Centre, this December we have moved into the new Mitchell Hall, along with several other Student Affairs units.  Come visit our new space dedicated to international students and community at Queen’s. We will be happy to welcome you at the Mitchell Hall (2nd floor) location. Special Invitation: QUIC Open House: January 16 – January 18, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm We’re excited to welcome students, colleagues and community to the new space.  ...

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Tips to Avoid Scams

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in News, Students | 0 comments

Here are some helpful tips that may be useful for anyone: Never provide personal information or transfer money or bitcoin because of a phone or text message. Various scams are continuously being introduced around the world, often involving a fake “you need to pay tax” or “there is a lawsuit against you” or “there is an issue with your visa”. Typically, the caller demands immediate payment, most often via email transfer, wire transfer, gift card or pre-paid credit card. Scammers often pretend they are...

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Invitation to Homecoming Events

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

International students who are new at Queen’s this Fall are especially welcome to join us for a walk with the Queen’s Homecoming Parade to see the football game on Saturday, October 20. We will meet up at 11:15 am at the QUIC. The event and the game are free for students – just show your student card at the stadium when we get there.  Bring you roommates and classmates. This is a great opportunity to experience our university culture and our community. Please note: Family and friends who are not students will need to pay the...

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New Collaboration with SASS Academic Support for International Students

Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

International students can now access additional writing and academic support right at the QUIC, on Tuesday nights, 6 – 8 pm (no appointment necessary). Our team at the International Centre is excited to introduce an additional staff member, Agnieszka Herra, who is taking on the role of Intercultural Academic Support Coordinator as it connects with her passion of facilitating student academic transitions. This shared role between the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) and Student Academic Success Services (SASS) allows her...

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English Conversation Group starts on September 20

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

On Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 pm, int. students, post-doctoral fellows, international visiting researchers, and their spouses who are looking for an opportunity to develop spoken language skills are welcome to join us at the QUIC for the English Conversation Program.  The conversation at small tables is open to individual interests and experience, and we provide structured learning activities and topics. The program creates a friendly environment for meeting new people and shared learning. Cultural context, Canadian idioms and general...

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QUIC Welcomes New International Students

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Events, News, Students | 0 comments

International Welcome and Orientation activities are available at QUIC, to those who chose to arrive prior to University Orientation. Please see details HERE. Various orientation programs are available at the University, depending on your study program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students should also check the Queen’s Orientation website. First year students who are not living in Residence can participate in the FYNIRS Orientation run by students. Graduate degree-seeking students should also check with their academic department and...

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Academic support for International Students provided by Queen’s SASS

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Distance Students Student Academic Success Services (SASS) offers telephone appointments to distance students. SASS helps students at all levels of academic success improve their writing and academic skills and confidence. Students can get help with a range of topics, such as managing time, handling multiple academic demands, reading efficiently, writing clearly and concisely, developing strong arguments in writing assignments, increasing motivation, studying for exams, and practicing English as an Additional Language. To book a learning or...

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Be aware of a re-emerging scams targeting international students

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The following three posts provide useful information: Rental Scam – please read the details here. Message from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto  Other Phone Call Scams: International students in Canadian cities including Ottawa and London have recently reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be employees of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The caller tells the student that to avoid deportation, they must send prepaid credit and gift cards, money wires or...

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English Conversation Group runs in May and June

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in News | 0 comments

International students, research fellows and their spouses are welcome to participate in this weekly program organized by the Queen’s University International Centre. Meetings run 5:30 – 7 pm on Thursdays. We will meet up at the QUIC – please arrive on time. Topics include: Small talk in social situations Student life at Queen’s Summer activities in Canada Canadian and international travel …and more. Questions? Email the Program Coordinator at...

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Income Tax Clinic

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in News | 0 comments

QUIC in collaboration with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting tax clinics to support international students in preparing their income tax and benefit returns. These clinics will be hosted by student volunteers and are meant to support international students who have a modest income and simple** tax situation. The Tax Clinics will run until April 19, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-12 and 1-4, by appointment only. To make an appointment request email: isa@queensu.ca In your email please provide your contact phone number. **We...

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