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Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Queen's students are drawn from all across Canada and more than 110 countries around the world. International enrolment is 26% at the graduate level and nearly 10% at the undergraduate level.

Queen's encourages and provides support for numerous program initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum and the learning environment, and places a strong emphasis on providing students with opportunities to gain international experience.

  • The university has a robust program of international exchange, involving bilateral agreements with more than 180 universities in 55 countries, and also has access to a further 50 universities through consortial exchanges.
  • Queen's operates an international campus, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, U.K., that offers high-quality programs in humanities, social sciences, business and law. Two special features are small class size and a rich program of field studies that are integral to every course. The BISC accepts students from universities around the world.
  • About 2,200 Queen's students per year go abroad for independent study, internships, field trips and other activities – this amounts to about 10% of Queen's total enrolment.
  • The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides many programs and services to support the international student population and domestic students interested in studying, volunteering or working abroad. QUIC also provides resources for students who are seeking to deepen their international engagement by participating in activities on campus that expose them to a global perspective.

Comprehensive International Plan

Queen's Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) guides the university’s international activities and initiatives, decision-making, and resource allocation so that they reflect Queen's standards of excellence and are in alignment with the goals and objectives of Queen's Strategic Framework.

The QUCIP, which guides Queen’s international planning until 2019, is built on four themes:

  • International Research Engagement
  • International Mobility
  • International Enrolment Management
  • International at Home

Download the Comprehensive International Plan (1 MB)

Learn more about the QUCIP...

[Kathy O'Brien]
Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Kathy O’Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International) for Queen’s University, is responsible for advancing Queen’s international profile. She led the development of Queen’s Comprehensive International Plan and is now responsible for advancing strategic international relations and the key performance indicators within the plan. She facilitates institutional coordination, communication and collaboration among partners, faculties, schools and units to support students, faculty members and staff across campus involved in international learning, research and planning.

E-mail: vp.international@queensu.ca
Phone: +1 (613) 533-3208