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Arts and Science International Programs and Study Abroad Options


International Programs and Study Abroad Options

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Associate Dean (International)    P.J.O’Neill
Manager    J.Corlett
Exchange Coordinator    L.Esford
Study Abroad Coordinator    M.MacDonald
International Programs Assistant    J.Tough
International Programs Office    Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room B206
Telephone    613-533-2815
Fax    613-533-6453
E-Mail Address    ipo@queensu.ca
World Wide Web Address    www.queensu.ca/ipo

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science may opt to include a study abroad experience within their undergraduate education. The University offers a number of diverse study abroad options from which students may choose. Students are strongly advised to become familiar during their first year with the range of options open to them, in order to determine which options best meet their needs. The International Programs Office runs a series of information sessions in the fall term, designed to outline study abroad options and to provide additional information on specific programs. For further details on all programs offered, including application deadlines and requirements, visit www.queensu.ca/ipo.
 
International Letter of Permission and Transfer of Credits
Arts and Science students who wish to participate in a study abroad experience at another educational institution must apply for an International Letter of Permission through the International Programs Office for the specific courses to be taken. The International Letter of Permission serves as a guarantee that courses taken abroad will be accepted for credit towards a Queen’s degree, and must therefore be obtained prior to making any commitments to a university abroad. Applications can be obtained from the International Programs Office or at www.queensu.ca/ipo. Students should note that course credit will be transferred to Queen’s, but not the numerical grade achieved.
 
Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle
The Bader International Study Centre (BISC), housed in Herstmonceux Castle, is owned and operated by Queen’s University. Located in southern England, the BISC offers a unique form of liberal arts education in an international context. The courses available range from English Literature to Geography to Mathematics, and many are specially designed to take advantage of the location of the BISC.

The BISC offers an innovative First-Year Program that allows highly qualified students to study abroad in their first year of university. The First-Year Program offers a selection of introductory courses that maximize access to many popular Arts and Science degree concentrations, and provides opportunities for students to engage in field studies while interacting with an international community of scholars. An Upper-Year Program (Fall Term from September to December; Winter Term from January to April; Spring Term from May to mid-June; Summer Term from mid-June to mid-July) offers students the opportunity to attend the BISC for one or more academic terms while earning Queen’s credits towards degree programs. Students may design their own program of study from the broad range of courses offered at the BISC. The BISC provides an ideal base for course-related field studies in the Sussex downs, in London and Northern England, and on the Continent.

An International Letter of Permission is not required for Queen’s students wishing to study at the BISC. Numerical grades achieved in courses taken at the BISC appear on the Queen’s transcript. For the most up-to-date information on course offerings, please consult the BISC website at www.queensu.ca/bisc.

International Exchange Programs

Bilateral Exchanges
The Faculty of Arts and Science has developed a number of bilateral exchanges with individual overseas universities. Under this arrangement, Queen's students spend part or all of their third year at one of the partner universities but pay tuition and ancillary fees to Queen's. All second-year Arts and Science students are eligible to apply upon condition that they return to Queen's to complete their honours year. A minimum average of 70 per cent on first-year marks is required to be considered for most exchange programs. All students selected to participate in an international exchange are eligible to apply for an exchange bursary. Further details, and a list of exchange partners, can be found at www.queensu.ca/ipo.
 
Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange Program
Up to 50 Ontario students are selected each year to study at a university in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Students chosen to participate in the program will receive a free month-long intensive German language course at their host university. Tuition and ancillary fees are paid to Queen's. Medical insurance and student activity fees are the responsibility of the student. The program is open to students in all fields who, at the time they submit their application, are pursuing an undergraduate degree (in second year or higher) or postgraduate degree program at an Ontario university, and who will be registered in a degree program at an Ontario university while abroad. Students who are selected must enrol in a full-time course of study at a Baden-Württemberg university for two semesters (mid-October to mid-July). Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Competence in German appropriate to the field and level of study is required. All students selected to participate in this exchange are eligible for an exchange bursary and, where applicable, provincial stipends.
 
Ontario/Maharashtra-Goa Student Exchange Program
Students from Ontario universities may apply to study at a university in the Maharashtra-Goa region in India. Applications will be accepted from students in any discipline who at the time of application are registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at an Ontario university, and who have a minimum of a B average. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Those selected will register at Queen’s as full-time students for the fall and winter terms and pay the required tuition and ancillary fees. The language of instruction is English. All students selected to participate in this exchange are eligible for an exchange bursary and where applicable, provincial stipends.

Ontario/Rhône-Alpes Student Exchange Program
Students from Ontario universities may apply to study at a university in the Rhône-Alpes region in France. Applications will be accepted from students in any discipline who at the time of application are registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an Ontario university, and who have a minimum B average. Applicants should be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Those selected will register at Queen's as full-time students for the fall and winter terms and pay the required tuition and ancillary fees. All students selected to participate in this exchange are eligible for an exchange bursary and, where applicable, provincial stipends. Competence is required in French, the language of instruction, other than in the SELF (Study in English, Lyon, France) program at the Université Jean Moulin, Lyon 3, in which students with minimal competence in French may be eligible to participate.
 
University of St Andrews, Scotland
Students may apply to spend their entire third year of study at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. The program is open to students in all fields offered at the university. Tuition and ancillary fees are paid to Queen's. This exchange is competitive, and only 3 Queen's students, university-wide, are selected. Each selected student is eligible for a scholarship with a value of approximately CAD 6,000. All students selected to participate in this exchange are also eligible for an exchange bursary.
 
Killam Fellowships Program
The Killam Fellowships Program is a scholarship and exchange program for Canadian and American undergraduate students. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to live and study in the United States for either one semester or the full academic year. Students can apply either to a direct exchange program, which is limited to participating university partners, or to the open competition, allowing participation to any accredited degree granting college or university in the United States. The scholarship award is valued at USD10,000 ($5,000 per semester), plus an allowance for supplementary health care. Tuition and ancillary fees are paid to Queen's for the direct exchange program. The Killam Fellowships are open on a competitive basis to Canadian citizens who are full-time undergraduate students at select Canadian universities. Candidates must be nominated by their home institution.
 
Royal Military College, Kingston
In addition to study abroad options, Queen's students may apply to take up to 1.0 credit per academic year at RMC, subject to availability of class space. Tuition and ancillary fees are paid to Queen's.

Independent Study Abroad
Students are not limited to the options outlined above, but may instead apply directly to any approved university or university-affiliated study abroad program outside Queen’s. Information on additional study abroad programs is available in the International Programs Office, and also in the Queen’s University International Centre in the John Deutsch University Centre.

International Studies Certificate
For students wishing to enhance their degree program with a formalized component in International Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Science offers a Senate-approved Certificate in International Studies. Consult the International Studies chapter or www.queensu.ca/ipo for details.

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