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  • Welcome to the BISC!

    Welcome to the BISC!

    The Bader International Study Centre is the UK campus of Queen's University, Canada - based at historic Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex.

  • ELOs

    Leave the classroom behind!

    Our exciting Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are a feature of every program that we offer. Learn by going! Visit museums, galleries, or take a guided tour through the streets of London.

    The BISC firmly believes in learning that goes beyond the classroom.

  • Programs

    Choose the program that suits you

    First Years can spend a full year at the castle in our Arts, Science, or Con-Ed streams. Upper Years can take advantage of our course clusters in the Fall, Summer, or Winter terms.

    All students benefit from our small class sizes and personal contact with our professors.

  • Campus

    A vibrant, friendly campus

    All students live on the castle estate itself in our Hall of Residence, Bader Hall. The BISC is a small community that prides itself on its sense of inclusiveness and diversity. And with over 30 ratified student clubs, there's no excuse not to get involved!

    Find us on Twitter @QueensBISC #BISCLife

  • Castle

    A unique Study Abroad opportunity

    The 15th century castle of Herstmonceux will be your classroom. Nestled in the English countryside, with easy transport links to Brighton and London, the BISC is your gateway to the UK and beyond. Apply today!


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Did you know your study abroad experience is an investment in your post-university career and employability? Your experience in UK and Europe has the potential to provide you with a fresh outlook and enhanced knowledge of a career you’ve been thinking about after graduation. If your career goals are not clear, studying abroad has the potential to clarify the direction you’d like to take, give you a new perspective on your academic work and strengthen skills that will be of benefit to you when you begin your job search or go on to graduate-level study.

Research has shown that study abroad experience is important to employers when evaluating job candidates. Job applicants with international experience often standout from their peers. Today’s global marketplace demands increased adaptability, cross-cultural sensitivity, political awareness and intellectual flexibility. These skills are gained through traveling, adapting to new challenges and opportunities, and making new friends. Study abroad is a wonderful opportunity to learn adaptability and to build teamwork and human relations skills

Use these key questions and this Career Activity to help you think about and reflect upon your experience abroad. Employers need you to be able to articulate the lessons you have learned and the intercultural and interpersonal skills you have gained.

Key Questions

  • Describe your academic experience at the BISC. How do you feel it differed from those who attended a main campus?
  • What was one of your more difficult experiences and how did you deal with it?
  • Give an example of something from your study abroad experience that has changed you and why?
  • Did you travel while at the Castle? If so, what did you find difficult and how did you handle it? What did you learn from your travels?
  • Provide an example of a time in your experience abroad when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.
  • During your study abroad experience, you met many different people. How did you handle cultural difference, conflicts or differences in opinion?
  • Describe five skills you think you developed or enhanced while studying at the BISC?
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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