A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step... (Lao-Tzu)
So you’re interested in studying abroad? Great! The Faculty of Arts and Science has arranged a number of formal exchange agreements with overseas universities, which provide an opportunity for third-year Arts and Science students to study abroad, for a full academic year or a semester depending on the host institution. Applications for exchange programs are competitive, requiring academic, personal and financial dedication. Students interested in participating in an exchange are encouraged to review the selection criteria, academic requirements and the financial obligations before submitting their application. These next few steps should assist you in finding relevant information and guide you in the application process.
In September and early October, the IPO will be running a series of presentations called Think International! that discuss a range of international education opportunities. For students interested specifically in exchange, students should attend ArtSci Exchange 101 in late October and the International Exchange Fair in early November. Check out Events and Deadlinesfor session details.
Before submitting an application, students must meet certain academic requirements. Be sure to check your eligibility and consult the appropriate academic staff to ensure all requirements are met.
As the number of partners continues to increase, more and more opportunities are available to students interested in participating in an exchange program. In order to ensure that course prerequisites are met while studying abroad, students should research course offerings at the potential partner schools and consult their academic chairs prior to submitting their exchange application. Students may wish to consult the transfer credit information to see courses from our exchange partners that have been evaluated by academic departments at Queen's. Please note that these transfer credits are reviewed every two years and are subject to change.
After deciding on where you want to go, students must submit their exchange application to the International Programs Office by the published deadlines. Complete applications should be submitted in person to the IPO Office in January of your second year at Queen’s.
Congratulations on completing the application process and we wish you the best of luck with your application!