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Queen's University

Department of Global Development Studies

International Students

International Members of the Queen's Community 

Whether you are an international student, are a new resident of Canada or a citizen who has never lived in Canada before, you are welcome to participate in the Orientation and Welcome activities provided by the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC).

QUIC will offer extended hours starting on August 30th, with orientations sessions throughout the month of September including:  

  • Exchange Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students
  • Students who are here with their families

For more information including dates and times, please visit the QUIC website.

Whenever you arrive at Queen's the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) will be happy to provide you with information and support to assist in your transition to Queen's, Kingston and Canada. Please be sure to visit QUIC on the main floor of the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) when you have the opportunity. You can also find out more about our services both for those coming into Canada and those interested in study, work or travel abroad during their time at Queen's at the QUIC web site.

Don't forget that the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is mandatory for all international members of the Queen's Community. You will be required to complete your enrollment in the plan before you can register for your courses. For more information, please visit QUIC: Health Insurance and Care.

If you are interested in getting updates about upcoming events, changes to Canadian immigration regulations, volunteer opportunities and other related subject areas throughout your time at Queen's please register for the QUIC's email distribution list and see other ways to engage with QUIC at:

We hope that the rest of your preparations go smoothly and we look forward to meeting you here at Queen's.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000