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Advising International Students

QUIC’s International Student Advisors (ISAs) understand the unique experiences that international students, and newcomers to Canada, can have as they start their studies and build their lives in a new country.  We are here to provide you with advice/guidance/information to assist in your transition to studying at Queen’s and living in Kingston.  We specialize in supporting international students, new Canadians, Permanent Residents, and their families. We can assist with the following and more:

  • Learning to navigate the local and academic culture of Queen’s and Kingston;
  • Feelings of homesickness, loneliness and isolation;
  • Understanding and accessing health services;
  • Learning about how beautiful Canadian weather can be;

QUIC ISAs are Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors and can provide you with information on immigration regulations as they relate to your studies in Canada, including:

  • Study permits;
  • Working on or off campus eligibility;
  • Visitor Visa;
  • Spousal Work Permits;

QUIC’s ISAs are available Mondays to Fridays between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm online in the QUIC Zoom Room (group meetings are scheduled daily Monday – Friday at 10 am EST; meeting ID 925 151 345) or by email. To request an individual advising appointment in the virtual room, please email


Cross-Cultural Counselling

The Cross-Cultural Counsellor works with the Queen’s University International Centre to provide support and guidance for international students.

The Cross-Cultural Counsellor is on staff at Student Wellness Services. They assist with issues related to cultural adaptation, provide information sessions and offer confidential one-on-one counselling.

To find out how to connect with Dr. Arunima Khanna, the Cross-Cultural Counsellor, please visit the Student Wellness Services website.