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Queen's University

Why choose Queen's University?

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If you are considering spending a term or a year as an exchange student in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University, you might be asking yourself some questions...

Why Canada?

  • Canada is ranked by the United Nations as one of the best places to live in terms of quality of life.
  • The second-largest country in the world, Canada is renowned for its natural beauty and vast, untouched landscapes.
  • Officially bilingual in English and French, Canada is a highly multicultural country and home to a vibrant mosaic of cultures and peoples from around the world.
  • Canada is a peaceful, politically stable and safe country.

Why Kingston?

  • Kingston is a charming mid-sized city of some 120,000 people that combines the cultural, social and artistic benefits of a larger city with the tranquility and intimacy of a small town.
  • Kingston is conveniently located within three hours of Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa by road or rail, and is only half an hour from the US border.
  • Home to Canada's first prime minister, Kingston's rich history is alive in beautiful 19th century limestone architecture and over 20 museums and national historic sites.
  • Kingston is scenically located in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of Eastern Ontario, where Lake Ontario empties into the majestic St Lawrence River.
  • Kingston weather is normally mild and sunny during the Fall Term (September-December), snowy and sunny during the Winter Term (January-April).

Why Queen's?

  • Founded in 1841, Queen's is one of Canada's leading universities with an international reputation for the outstanding academic quality of its students and faculty.
  • Renowned for its enthusiastic school spirit, Queen's community provides a friendly and welcoming environment.
  • Queen's is a residential campus par excellence: 95% of all Queen's students come from out of town, and the great majority live less than a fifteen-minute walk away from the campus.
  • Queen's provides an truly international experience, with students coming from over 100 different countries.
  • Queen's encourages active involvement in all areas of student life, and there are some 200 student clubs catering to a wide range of interests.

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Why Arts and Science?

  • Queen's is one of few universities in Canada with a fully integrated Faculty of Arts and Science, allowing students to choose from a large selection of academic courses available in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, social sciences and creative arts.
  • All disciplines focus on the holistic development of students to prepare and support their development of global citizens.
  • Queen's students learn to go beyond passively absorbing knowledge, to actively partake in their education through critical thinking, practical application and independent personal development.

Learn more about the Faculty of Arts and Science...

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000