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QUIC International Student Advisors

Drop-in Advising for International Students and Staff is provided by the QUIC in person and virtually between 10:00 – 11:00 am and between 2:00 – 3:00 pm, on Mondays – Thursdays. For virtual access link by Zoom click here. Please note Queen’s University will be closed December 23, 2022 – January 2, 2023, inclusive.

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;

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.

Appointments with Arunima Khanna, Cross-Cultural Counsellor, can be made by email, or by calling the Students Wellness Services at 613.533.2506.
Students may also schedule a session with E.L Adams, a clinical and educational psychologist in the Kingston community, who offers 1:1 and group counselling for Black-identified students. Requests for sessions can be made by emailing: counselling.services@queensu.ca.

For departmental outreach the QUIC Workshop Request Form can be submitted here.