Queen's University

Outgoing Queen's Students

Opportunities for international engagement abound at Queen's.

Why not gain a fresh perspective by spending some time away from Queen’s in another country or region? Incorporating an international experience as part of your studies can help to broaden your viewpoint, both academically and culturally, and may open up new and unexpected opportunities that can extend long after graduation.

Queen’s students can choose from a variety of international opportunities – studying at our campus overseas, the Bader International Study Centre; going on exchange to one of our 175 partner universities whether for study or research; taking a field study course offered by some departments at Queen’s; volunteering abroad with a student-run organization like the Queen’s Project for International Development or Queen’s Health Outreach - the possibilities for gaining international experience are numerous and diverse.

Some programs may allow for academic credit to be transferred back to your degree while others will provide a chance to develop cross-cultural skills and other competencies.

In all cases, planning and preparation will help you make the most of your experience. Queen's has extensive programs and policies in place to ensure that members of the Queen's community are well-informed and well-supported when travelling abroad on Queen's-sanctioned activities:

  • [Untamed Peace by Jon Reed, St. Hilaire du Touvet, France]
    Untamed Peace by Jon Reed, St. Hilaire du Touvet, France
  • [Miyajima by Maya Molander, Miyajima Island, Japan]
    Miyajima by Maya Molander, Miyajima Island, Japan
  • [Thai Elephant by Shaughlene Smith, Thailand]
    Thai Elephant by Shaughlene Smith, Thailand
  • [Thousand Islands moving stars by Haoran Liang, Thousand Islands, ON]
    Thousand Islands moving stars by Haoran Liang, Thousand Islands, ON
  • [Greed Kills by Sebastjan Oblak, New York City, NY USA]
    Greed Kills by Sebastjan Oblak, New York City, NY USA
  • [Mausoleum at Morning by Jami Makan, Agra, India]
    Mausoleum at Morning by Jami Makan, Agra, India
  • [Dadaji by Akash Pasricha, San Francisco, California, USA]
    [Dadaji by Akash Pasricha, San Francisco, California, USA]
  • [Colombo; Colombo, Sri Lanka. By Aangalie Collure, 2013.]
    Colombo; Colombo, Sri Lanka. By Aangalie Collure, 2013.
  • [Decay; Santa Barbara, California, USA. By Roslyn Dakin, 2013.]
    Decay; Santa Barbara, California, USA. By Roslyn Dakin, 2013.
  • [Hands for Life; Calcutta, India. By Fumi Yasuda, 2013.]
    Hands for Life; Calcutta, India. By Fumi Yasuda, 2013.
  • [Lake Louise; Banff, Alberta. By Takashi Mitsuya, 2013.]
    Lake Louise; Banff, Alberta. By Takashi Mitsuya, 2013.
  • [Overcrowded Living; China. By Christina Mak, 2013.]
    Overcrowded Living; China. By Christina Mak, 2013.
  • [Sea Lions; Ushuaia, Argentina. By Alexander Parkinson, 2013.]
    Sea Lions; Ushuaia, Argentina. By Alexander Parkinson, 2013.
  • [Seize the Hope; Yunnan, China. By Yawen (Even) Wu, 2013.]
    Seize the Hope; Yunnan, China. By Yawen (Even) Wu, 2013.
  • [Seizing the day in Split; Split, Croatia. By Augusta White, 2013.]
    Seizing the day in Split; Split, Croatia. By Augusta White, 2013.
  • [Something to Share; Pisac, Peru. By Corey Bricks, 2013.]
    Something to Share; Pisac, Peru. By Corey Bricks, 2013.
  • [Still Friends; Catmon, Philippines. By Miriam Stauble, 2013.]
    Still Friends; Catmon, Philippines. By Miriam Stauble, 2013.
  • [Stray Cat; Banos, Ecuador. By Nick Graham, 2013.]
    Stray Cat; Banos, Ecuador. By Nick Graham, 2013.
  • [Sunset in the Singing Sand Dunes; Singing Sand, Qatar. By Jessica Ng, 2013.]
    Sunset in the Singing Sand Dunes; Singing Sand, Qatar. By Jessica Ng, 2013.
  • Sunset on the Venice Causeway; Venice, Italy. By Erin Beaudoin, 2013.
    [Sunset on the Venice Causeway; Venice, Italy. By Erin Beaudoin, 2013.]
  • [The Prayer; Le Mont Saint Michel, France. By Maria Nepomnyashchikh, 2013.]
    The Prayer; Le Mont Saint Michel, France. By Maria Nepomnyashchikh, 2013.
  • [The Return of the Goats; Engelberg, Switzerland. By Emmeline Hoogland, 2013.]
    The Return of the Goats; Engelberg, Switzerland. By Emmeline Hoogland, 2013.
  • [Together, We Can; Kolkata, India. By Sanchari Sur, 2013.]
    Together, We Can; Kolkata, India. By Sanchari Sur, 2013.

View more selections from the 2014 QUIC Photo Contest on Flickr.

All winning images courtesy 2013 and 2014 QUIC Photo Contest and the individual photographers.
Please note: Some images have been cropped slightly to fit the format