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Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

A support service for everyone at Queen's, promoting an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment.

Whether you’re planning your arrival or settling in for a long stay here, or planning to study abroad, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) will help you find the information you need to make the right decisions. QUIC also provides valuable resources for students who wish to deepen their international engagement by participating in campus activities that expose them to a global perspective.

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    Learn about QUIC at Queen's annual Sidewalk Sale
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    The English conversation group at QUIC
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    QUIC offers student orientation on a range of topics
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    Join us at QUIC for a community lunch!
  • [Intercultural traininng participants]
    QUIC promotes an internationally informed and cross-culturally sensitive learning environment. Student can complete an Intercultural Training Certificate.
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    Students meet for some soup and conversation at the QUIC community lunch
  • [Kingston Latino Student Association members]
    The Kingston Latino Student Association celebrating at QUIC
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    QUIC organizes many social events. Check out Queen's Events Calendar for upcoming activities!
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    QUIC offers space to hang out with friends and meet new ones
  • [international students touring campus]
    QUIC organizes a range of activities for students, both on campus and off. (Photo by Matthias Hermann)
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    January orientation sessions include tips on how to dress for the cold weather! (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    Incoming student at a QUIC orientation session. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
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    QUIC activities: students attend a workshop at the Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.
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    QUIC offers welcome activities and orientation sessions for newly-arrived students. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

What can you do at QUIC?

Get oriented. Learn about Kingston and Canada, and settle in at Queen’s at our international student orientation sessions or with our International Student Advisors.

Get involved. Join clubs. Attend and participate in special events. Be part of a community of internationally minded people at Queen’s.

Get training. Develop your international knowledge and skills at our intercultural training workshops and activities for staff and students.

Volunteer. Join the close to 100 students each year who share their skills – and maybe even learn new ones! – while supporting their community.

Relax. QUIC also has community spaces to read, study, work and meet with other students – as well as table tennis and a full kitchen.

Be supported. International students and staff can visit QUIC for a wide range of services and support, including Canadian permits and visas, health insurance (UHIP), arrival information, and supports for spouses and partners.