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Queen's University is the only university in Canada where students can complete their first year of study overseas.

Incoming students can choose to enrol in the First Year Arts, First Year Science, or First Year Con-Ed streams. Centred on the themes 'Thinking Locally' and 'Acting Globally', the BISC First Year Program is a package specifically designed to build on the Castle’s strengths—our small class sizes, vibrant community, experiential learning opportunities and international setting.You will receive a strong academic foundation for the rest of your studies and develop the crucial skills you need to become a well-rounded student. Whatever your discipline, you will receive an integrated experience that will not only prepare you to do well in your chosen academic field, but also deliver the necessary critical thinking skills needed to foster career success.

Find out more about the benefits of our unique First Year Program and how it will create for you the solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree.

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Why BISC Science?

BISC 100 / 101


Why BISC Con-Ed?

Co-curricular Framework

First Year at a glance

Why BISC Arts?

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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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
Fax: (613) 533-6810
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