Advising & Counselling

International Student Advisors (ISAs)

ISAs provide immigration and cultural advice, guidance, and 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 cultures of Kingston and Queen’s
  • Feelings of homesickness, loneliness, and isolation
  • Understanding and accessing health services

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

  • Study permits 
  • Eligibility to work on or off campus 
  • Visitor visas
  • Spousal work permits 
  • Pathways to permanent residency

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Cross-Cultural Counselling

The cross-cultural counsellor is on staff at Student Wellness Services and works with the Queen’s University International Centre to provide support and guidance for international students.

  • Assists with issues related to cultural adaptation
  • Provides information sessions
  • Offers confidential one-on-one counselling
  • Appointments: email Cross-Cultural Counsellor Arunima Khanna, or call 613-533-2506.
  • To book with the SWS BIPOC counsellor please drop into SWS or call the clinic at 613-533-2506 to make an appointment.

Career Advising 

The Career Educator & Coach can support you whether you are looking for a job, considering further education, or making career decisions. You can learn more about the supports that Career Services offer below.

For questions related to immigration topics, such as work and study permits, please meet with our RISIA certified ISAs during QUIC Drop-in Advising, who can support you with all of your immigration-related questions and concerns.