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Orientation Sessions

International Student Arrival Winter 2022-23

Please note Queen’s University and the QUIC will be closed Friday, December 23, 2022 – Monday, January 2, 2023, inclusive.
The University and the QUIC will re-open on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Zoom Pre-Arrival Sessions

November 23, 11:00 am 
Welcome from QUIC and Arrival to Canada
QUIC would like to welcome new international students starting in January at Queen’s and provide you with some useful tips to help you to prepare to arrive in Canada. Arthur Chen, International Student Advisor, will discuss what you should know about arriving in Canada, including: 
  • What documents you should bring with you
  • Where to find current travel entry requirements for Canada
  • What to expect when you arrive at the border
November 30, 11:00 am 
Housing Question & Answer Session 
Have Questions about finding housing in Kingston? Having trouble defining your housing search? The Off-Campus Living Advisor is here to answer your questions and more. Be sure to watch the Housing Information Session video before attending.   
  • Housing search
  • Responsibilities and expectations
  • How to avoid housing fraud
December 7, 11:00 am 
UHIP Health Insurance Question & Answer Session 
Did you know that in Canada we have primary and supplementary health insurance? Watch the UHIP videos to learn the differences.  UHIP is a primary Health Insurance. The International Students Advisor will answer questions.   
  • What is covered and what is not
  • Getting your electronic UHIP card
  • Accessing services
  • How to register dependents
December 14, 11:00 am 
Winter Wellness
The International Student Advisors are back to talk about Winter Wellness. 
  • winter clothing and what to look for
  • staying healthy
  • winter terminology
December 21, 11:00 am 
Ask the International Student Advisor
This will be the last opportunity to ask the ISAs any questions that you have before Queen’s closes for the winter break

In-Person Sessions at the International Centre

Registration opens soon. Students can select which day they want to attend (one selection only):

Wednesday, January 4, 2023:

1:00 pm Welcome to Queen’s Intro, 2:00 pm Mix & Mingle


Thursday, January 5, 2023:

1:00 pm Welcome to Queen’s Intro, 2:00 pm Mix & Mingle


Friday, January 6, 2023:

1:00 pm Welcome to Queen’s Intro, 2:00 pm Mix & Mingle