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Globalism On Campus

Immerse yourself in international cultures without leaving Kingston!

There are many ways to gain a global perspective at Queen's University. You can enhance your international understanding and improve your cross-cultural competence right here on campus.

Academic and Development Activities

Certificate in International Studies

The International Programs Office, in cooperation with the language departments and the Faculty of Arts and Science, offers a study option leading to a Certificate in International Studies.

This option is available to all Queen’s University undergraduate students regardless of their degree concentration, and is intended for those who wish to enhance their undergraduate degree with a formal international program of study.

The International Studies Certificate combines language acquisition with cultural and interdisciplinary learning, and includes a study abroad experience.
Learn more about the International Studies Certificate...

  • Enrol in language, cultural, and development studies courses (see sidebar)
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of the Aboriginal experience in Canada by spending time at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre
  • Participate in the many intercultural workshops offered by the International Centre (QUIC)
  • Attend events hosted by Studies in National and International Development (SNID)
  • Talk to your department or faculty office about other international programming opportunities, including programs designed to assist/mentor international students
  • Ask an international student to be part of your study group

  • [QUIC bulletin board]
    Inside QUIC, the bulletin board is an information hub!
  • [Students hanging out together in the QUIC lounge]
    QUIC - a great place to relax and connect
  • [Floxy Akhuetie representing QUIC at the Graduate Studies orientation event]
    Floxy Akhuetie representing QUIC at the Graduate Studies orientation event in 2011
  • [Students enjoying lunch with the Principal]
    Students enjoying lunch with the Principal in the QUIC lounge in 2011

Get Involved: Clubs Committees and Volunteering

Live it!

Help create a welcoming and inclusive community:

For more ways to enhance your global perspective, improve your cross-cultural competence, and explore your passions: search the Queen's Co-curricular Opportunity Directory