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Highlights from International Education Week

  • QUIC lunch
    Students and staff enjoy lunch – Nigerian bean soup – at Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) during International Education Week.
  • QUIC lunch-2
    Enjoying lunch at QUIC, during International Education Week.
  • QUIC World Link
    QUIC volunteer Josh Zhang was on hand during International Education week to promote the centre's World Link Program. (QUIC photo)
  • IPO-1
    The International Programs Office (IPO) celebrated 20 years at Queen's last week. IPO staff in this photo: Haley McCormick, International Programs Assistant; Mary Marshall, Study Abroad Coordinator; Laura Esford, International Programs Manager; and Janice Tough, Exchange Study Abroad Program Assistant.
  • IPO-2
    Celebrating 20 years of international education at the International Programs Office.
  • IPO-3
    Principal Daniel Woolf chats with Kathy O'Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), at left, the IPO's Haley McCormick, and Aleksandra Popvik, peer adviser in the IPO, right. (Oshaen-Lynn Swartz photo)
  • IPO-4
    Members of the QUIC staff step into the celebratory photo booth at the IPO event last week. (Oshaen-Lynn Swartz photo)
  • Exchange Fair
    Representatives from the University of Tübingen, Germany, were available to speak with students at the International Exchange Fair held in Wallace Hall last week. Tübingen is a member, along with Queen's, of the Matariki Network of Universities. (Oshaen-Lynn Swartz)

During International Education Week – Nov. 14-18 – the Gazette featured several stories on activities and initiatives helping to advance Queen's international priorities.

Those stories include:

Queen's in the World

Queen’s launched its Comprehensive International Plan in August 2015 to support its internationalization efforts. The plan’s goals include strengthening Queen’s international research engagement and creating more opportunities for student mobility through academic exchange and study-abroad programs. The plan also aims to attract high-quality international students to Queen’s and to increase international educational opportunities on Queen’s campus.

In the past year, the university has seen the number of undergraduate students participating in international exchange increase by nine per cent, while the number of international exchange students on Queen’s campus increased by 22 per cent. Several new international collaborative academic programs were initiated, including a dual-degree opportunity at the master’s level through Smith School of Business, with ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, a dual research degree in chemistry at the master’s level with the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a “2 + 2” program, which will see  undergraduate students from Beijing Normal University transfer to Queen’s for the final two years of their program in the field of biology.

For more information on International Education Week activities and other campus international initiatives, visit the International website.