Queen's places a strong emphasis on providing students with opportunities to gain international experience. The University has a robust program of international exchange, involving bilateral agreements with more than 180 universities in 55 countries. The University also has access to a further 70 universities through consortial exchanges.
Queen's operates an international campus, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, UK. This campus has a capacity of 180 students per term and offers high-quality programs in humanities, social sciences, business and law. Two special features are small class size and a rich program of field study that is integral to every course. The BISC accepts students from universities around the world.
About 2,100 Queen's students per year go abroad for independent study, internships, field trips and other activities – this amounts to about 10 per cent of Queen's total enrolment.
Queen's students are drawn from all across Canada and over 90 countries around the world. International enrolment is approximately 20.2 per cent at the graduate level and 5.2 per cent at the undergraduate level.
Queen's encourages and provides support for numerous program initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum and the learning environment.
The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides many programs and services to support the international student population and domestic students interested in studying, volunteering, or working abroad. QUIC also provides resources for students who are seeking to deepen their international engagement by participating in activities on campus that expose them to a global perspective.