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Bader International Study Centre

Global citizenship • Experiential learning • Academic challenge

Picture a 15th century castle as your home and Europe as your classroom. This is not your normal university experience. This is the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, England.

Located in the heart of East Sussex (just south of London), the Castle is a home-away-from-home for students from all over the world who go there to share an unparalleled educational experience, enhanced by the deep history and multicultural possibilities present in the region, the country, and the continent.

With its small classes, daily interaction with faculty, and extensive field studies programs, BISC students are put to the test.

  • [Winter at the castle]
    Winter at the castle
  • [BISC gardens]
    The BISC gardens
  • [Students at the Bader International Study Centre]
    Students studying outside at the Bader International Study Centre
  • [Inside the Bader International Study Centre]
    Inside the Bader International Study Centre
  • [Students at the Bader International Study Centre]
    Outside classroom at the Bader International Study Centre
  • [Statue in the gardens]
    Statue in the gardens
  • [The BISC grounds]
    The BISC grounds
  • [Studying outsite at the BISC]
    Great place to work outside at the BISC
  • [Learning outside at the BISC]
    Learning outside at the BISC
  • [Students on a field trip while attending the Bader International Study Centre]
    Students on a field trip while attending the Bader International Study Centre

Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader shared a vision: of a small, liberal-arts community where intellectual challenge and global engagement went hand-in-hand. The Castle, their gift to Queen's University, is just such a unique space, where you can “go global” and shape your own place in the world.

  • First Year Program: The only program of its kind in Canada in which students spend a full year studying abroad.

  • Upper-Year Program: Open to over 35 of our international and domestic partners, learning is hands-on, diverse, and internationally acclaimed. Upper-year students must have already completed at least one year of university study.

  • Global Law Program (Postgraduate): Students may enrol in either International Business Law or Public International Law, with enrollment limited to 25 students per program.