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A week of international festivities

Want to get involved in something international this week? You don’t have to leave campus to enjoy multicultural activities, offered by the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC), the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) and the International Programs Office (IPO). From Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 17, the spotlight at Queen’s is on International Education Week.

The week is organized nationally by the Canadian Bureau for International Education, in partnership with over 100 countries. The week highlights the impact of international education on students around the world, and supports efforts of educational organizations that work internationally.

This year, International Education Week reflects on the role of international education in the noble cause of creating a more peaceful, understanding, and cooperative world through education.

Students check out international programs at the International Exchange Fair.
Students check out international programs at the International Exchange Fair. 

The week at Queen's kicked off with the annual International Exchange Fair at Wallace Hall on Monday evening, hosted by the Faculty of Arts & Science and Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science. Students had the opportunity to talk to representatives from partner universities, speak with staff about application and program requirements, and meet students who have either studied on exchange at partner universities or are currently on exchange at Queen's from a partner university.

After the fair, students watched the first of three LLCU International Film Nights, with a viewing of When the Moors Ruled in Europe.


Take in La Grande Bellezza by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino during the second LLCU International Film Night at 5 p.m. in Watson Hall, room 217.


Bring a dish from your country and share with international friends at the International Potluck, starting at 6 pm at the QUIC.


The final film night of the week starts at 7 pm in Dunning Hall, room 27, featuring the Egyptian film Mother of the Bride.


Cap the week’s activities off with the International Photo Contest Launch at 1 pm at the QUIC.

Check out our recent story on international experiential education with a community focus, and keep an eye on the Gazette later this week for stories on how Queen’s is improving international and domestic student experiences, both on campus and abroad.

Join the conversation on international education with the hashtag #IEW2017, and follow @queensuipo for the latest news from the International Programs Office.