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Study Abroad

Image of a sign that reads: Not all those who wander are lost

As a History student at Queen’s University, you have hundreds of international educational opportunities available to you. The Department of History works closely with the International Programs Office to facilitate course transfer for yearlong and single-credit study abroad opportunities. We recommend that you consider your study abroad options as early as your first or second year, so you can plan ahead to incorporate an international education experience.

The International Programs Office offers information on four key areas of international study that are available to History students:

  1. Bader College
  2. Queen’s Global Opportunities
  3. Independent Study Abroad
  4. International Studies Certificate

The Department of History has a dedicated Advisor for International Exchanges & Transfer Credits, who can help you with your academic plan while on exchange. Please contact to schedule an appointment.

We recommend that all students have courses evaluated prior to their exchange. Please submit the course outline (including weekly reading list and list of assignments) to along with the Transfer Credit Package from the International Programs Office well in advance of your study abroad experience.

“As a history major, and a big fan of castles, I was able to live in and explore a place that is so full of history. I was also able to take history courses at Cardiff University about Welsh history, and the UK, and then immerse myself in that history through visiting castles and museums.”  Emma Hamber, Cardiff University, Wales

Upper-Year Students who would like to earn seminar credit (HIST 333-499) while studying at another institution, should contact the department before going abroad. Seminars are not offered at all foreign institutions; therefore, students may need to plan ahead to only take lectures or elective courses while on exchange. If you are a History Major or Joint Honours, you should try to get at least one seminar course (3.0 units) if you are away for one term, or two courses (6.0 units) if you are away for a full year. To do this, you should consult with the department to ensure the institution you are selecting for your exchange has seminar courses available and review the “What is a Seminar” information located in the History Department Policies Regarding Courses at Other Institutions.

Student Experiences on Exchange

Learn more about student experiences on exchange in the History DSC's Stories from Study Abroad Series: 

Bertug Yoruk at Koc University, Istanbul                         
Image of Bertug Yoruk on his exchange in Istanbul   

 Veronica Opreff at Australian National University, Canberra
Image of Victoria Opreff in front of the Australia National University sign

Shivangi Mistry, Bader International Study Centre at
Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Shivangi Mistry at Arthur's Seat, UK


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