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The Castle

The Bader International Study Centre

The Bader International Study Centre (BISC), located at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England, represents a fusion of history and innovation. The setting may be an idyllic 15th century castle, but our focus is solely on developing students who are prepared to lead in the 21st century.

A Centre for Global Education and Innovation

BISC courses will prepare you for the realities of a global future. Networks and processes will continue to define the 21st century. It is an era where people, money, and ideas, criss-cross the planet at dazzling speeds. Our networked world demands a new kind of citizen; one who is comfortable with diversity and the clash of ideas, a theorist and a doer. Our future well-being, perhaps even our very survival, depends on people who can think--and feel--globally.

An Unparalleled Experience

Small class sizes, integrated hands-on field studies, primary research-based projects, and a diverse faculty and student population set the foundation for innovative global learning at the BISC.

Expanding your Network

While at the BISC you will be transformed into a true global citizen. The connections you make with people from across Canada and all over the world will form the foundation of your own global network.

For more information, please visit The Bader International Study Centre's Website.

A castle to call one's home

Posted by Emily Graham on July 29, 2014 @ 06:23 p.m. EDT

Have you ever asked yourself, “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” This summer, I answered that question.

In November, when I was accepted to attend the summer term at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), affectionately known as “the castle,” flying across the Atlantic Ocean seemed like a lifetime away. As the days until I left decreased, my excitement increased exponentially.

I had absolutely no idea what to expect, other than I would be studying in a 15th century castle. Little did I know an incredible adventure awaited.

Read the rest of Emily's Story in the Queen's Journal

First Year Program

The First-Year Program at the BISC is the only program of its kind in Canada in which students spend a full year studying abroad. Academic data shows that on average, incoming students from the BISC achieve higher grades than their classmates in Kingston in subsequent years of their undergraduate education. Students in the First-Year Program are admitted to a full university degree program at Queen's University, completing their remaining years of undergraduate study at the Kingston campus.

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