Jet-setting Queen's student is on the move again
After spending the summer in South Africa, Jesse Cranin is preparing for a new overseas adventure as an exchange student at Uppsala University in Sweden.
“I feel that the best type of learning is experiential, and studying abroad will give me the chance to use the world as my classroom,” says Mr. Cranin, a Health Studies major who will spend his winter 2012 semester learning about Sweden’s unique and well-respected public health system.
The exchange and the financial support that Mr. Cranin is receiving from the Swedish Women’s Educational Association were organized through the the International Programs Office (IPO) of the Faculty of Arts and Science.
“Applying for exchange at Queen's is extremely easy,” says Mr. Cranin. “The hardest part wasn’t the paperwork; it was selecting a country in which to study!”
Each year, the IPO and other faculty international offices help Queen’s students organize study experiences in many different countries. The university has bi-lateral exchange agreements with approximately 150 universities in 45 countries, including Sweden, France, Germany, Israel and South Korea. Queen's students participating in formal exchange, or studying at the Bader International Study Centre, are eligible to apply for a variety of financial aid programs.
Queen’s and Uppsala are two of the founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), a network of research-intensive institutions committed to providing rich learning and an international student experience for all students, and strong stewardship through social and global responsibility.
More information about Queen’s international exchanges can be found online.