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Why Choose Us?

We are your partner in transforming the way you see your world. Drawing upon our heritage and anticipating the future, we offer an exceptional international experience by cultivating an exciting and supportive learning environment.

The BISC provides a truly exceptional Study Abroad opportunity for First and Upper Year undergraduate students. The student experience at the BISC is defined by the immersive living and learning environment, robust student support, interactive and innovative experiential learning, and international and intercultural focus.

Special emphasis is placed on learning by doing. Our outstanding Experiential Learning Opportunities and Career-ready workshops encourage you to develop the skills you need to succeed through active participation and personal contact with primary sources, outside of a traditional classroom environment.

An immersive living and learning experience

Scenes2019Herstmonceux Castle, the home of the Bader International Study Centre, combines the history of one of the UK’s most architecturally significant 15th century castles, with the cutting-edge learning tools of a modern university campus. Small classrooms mean that class sizes are limited, facilitating strong connections between professors and students more akin to a graduate program, and are designed to foster student success.
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Student support

At the BISC, we seamlessly integrate strong academic programming with a coordinated and supportive approach to student life. Our on-site professional staff, including a full-time Student Success and Learning Development Advisor, offer academic skills-building sessions to help you plan your studies and manage your time effectively, as well as group and on-to-one study support workshops in areas such as essay writing and effective revision strategies.
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Experiential and active learning

At the BISC you will learn in a variety of settings such as museums, moot courts, debates, walking tours and guest lectures. This is because we recognise that not all learning can or should occur just within the four walls of a classroom.
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An international and intercultural experience

The BISC experience is deliberately international and intercultural, to help you develop an understanding of what it means to be part of a globalized world. You will have opportunities to travel independently, with London being within two hours of the campus, and continental Europe being just half a day's travel away.
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Find your program

The BISC is a small, vibrant community, where all members are encouraged and supported to fulfil their academic potential and discover their place in the world. Come and be part of the community now and find the program that will lead you forwards on your academic journey!
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Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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