Most activities take place on or near campus are either free of charge or require only a small fee.
If you plan to participate in larger excursions such as Toronto or Montreal, the trips are not included in your tuition. Each trip will vary in cost, ranging from $50 to $400 (CAD). These prices are generally reflective of length of time spent in the visited venue and what the trip includes (i.e. admission to city attractions such as the CN Tower).
Activities are an important part of all QSoE language programs. Although activities are not mandatory, it is very important to participate in as many activities and events as possible in order to further develop your language skills.
All trips are optional and are available to students who wish to visit nearby cities with other QSoE students.
Why should you participate in the socio-cultural program?
The amount of money you should bring to an activity or trip will vary by what the trip includes. You should bring enough money for meals (if not provided) and spending money if you will be somewhere where you think you might like to do some shopping or additional activities.
Monitors at Queen's School of English are essential staff members who are regular Queen’s University students. They support the curriculum and represent Canadian culture and values. They facilitate discussion classes and conversation tutorials for some of our full-time programs, as well as incorporating a socio-cultural component. Some of their duties include creating extra-curricular activities, helping with cultural adjustment, and facilitating informal workshops in various areas of interest.