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International and Intercultural

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 within the UK, with London being within two hours of the campus, and many other historical cities and towns in the local area only a short bus ride away.

Many of the courses on offer take advantage of the BISC’s location. Academic courses and co-curricular workshops help students build intercultural competency, a key skill in today’s global world. And while the majority of our students are from Canada, 30% of our student population hold passports from other countries* and we have a number of core academic partners across the globe including Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and the USA.

Source: First Year cohort, 2018-19

The BISC is two hours south of London with train services running several times per hour, putting this global city at your fingertips. London is home to top businesses, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations, and the BISC's proximity to London is vital for supporting experiential learning which provides you with the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment from key practitioners and officials. In doing so we help you connect classroom learning and skill development to the realities of our globalized world.

Other major cities of Great Britain are all also easily accessible from the BISC. In the past, Experiential Learning Opportunities during the Mid-Term Trips to cities such as Oxford have brought students to governmental organizations, historical sites, and cultural institutions. Cities such as these, with diverse cultures and important roles in national and international affairs, create the ideal setting for experiential, interdisciplinary learning and this site-specific learning will help you build your academic and personal confidence.

80%

of employers see career benefit in studying abroad

More than 80% of employers that hire recruits with cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of the global marketplace say these employees enhance their company’s competitiveness.

Source: Leger Marketing employer survey for Universities Canada, 2014.

How Studying Abroad Can Help You and Your Career (PDF, 190KB)

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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