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An integral component of the Government of Canada’s International Education Strategy, the Global Skills Opportunity aims to provide thousands of postsecondary across Canada with invaluable international study and work experiences, strengthening their global skills and competencies.

Queen's University's Global Skills Opportunity program is titled Momentum for Mobility: Global Pathways for Inclusion

It enables Queen's students—especially including Indigenous students, low-income students, and those with disabilities—to receive financial support for in-person mobility experiences.

This program involves programs across the Queen's Community. By funding Queen's students from a range of backgrounds to participate in mobility programming abroad, we are taking an important step towards achieving Canada’s trade diversification goals and strengthening our global networks.

Eligible Queen's Programs

Click the on the collapsible menu to explore details and deadlines for these programs.

GSO applications for this program are closed. The ISGHD program is not proceeding for 2024.

Bader College utilizes its successful ISGHD program to open mobility access to three cutting-edge interdisciplinary courses focusing on global health and disability themes. Bader College's UK location allows for student travel to Geneva and within the UK to engage with leading researchers, scholars, UN agencies, and grassroots organizations.

Program Contact: Jacob Turcotte

Learn more about the ISGHD program


GSO applications for this program are closed.

This fieldcourse introduces students to natural history, biodiversity & conservation challenges (and solutions) in East Africa primarily Kenya. Seminars, class discussions, guest lectures, and field trips provide overviews of the scientific method, field research techniques, the geological and natural history of the area, and an introduction to the biota and diverse habitats of this region.

Program Contact: Steve Lougheed

Learn More About the Program

GSO applications for the FAS Global Research Opportunity are currently open.

The Faculty of Arts and Science is bolstering access to Undergraduate research opportunities around the globe through a range of subjects.

GSO applications for 1 Million Teachers are currently closed.

The Queen's Faculty of Education is building on their collaboration with 1 Million Teachers Inc. to provide Bachelor of Education students with an enriching, outbound student mobility opportunity where participants spend their 3-week international alternative practicum in set regions of Sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast).

Learn More About the Journey to 1 Million Teachers

GSO applications for the University of the Witwatersrand program are currently open.

Enhancing the bidirectional Summer program between Queen's Global Development Studies (DEVS) and the School of Social Science (SSS), University of the Witwatersrand.

GSO applications for this program are closed. The deadline to apply was January 25, 2024.

International Law Programs will take place in two new locations this year.  They offer the same intensive and integrated courses in International Business Law and Public International Law, with the same exceptional team of instructors and guest lecturers. We will spend 3 weeks in Kingston and 5 weeks in Berlin, and from Berlin we will visit international organizations in Paris (IBL), The Hague (PIL), and Geneva

Program Contact: Gillian Ready

GSO applications for this program are open.

In this innovative program supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Canadian and Japanese undergraduate students take courses with an emphasis on multiculturalism and international studies to develop the skills they need to be global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. 

This program provides a unique opportunity for Queen's students to meet and interact closely with Japanese students from Kwansei Gakuin University and other Canadian students (from Mount Allison University, King's University College - Western University, and the University of Toronto).

Program Contact: International Programs Office

Website: KGU Cross-Cultural College

This GSO Project is funded by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in partnership with Queen’s University, and is administered by Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

Visit The Official Global Skills Opportunity Website for more information.

Developing global skills abroad

Megan Zelle shared her reflections on her journey that took them to Johannesburg, South Africa with Professor Marc Epprecht of the Global Development Studies Department.

See Coverage in the Queen's Gazette

GSO Reflections: 1Million Teachers

Read Michelle Rambharose's thoughts on her recent GSO-supported experience in South Africa.

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