You can take part in a number of faculty-led programs, from Biology to Classics to Global Development Studies. You'll benefit from taking Queen's courses that do not need to be transferred, or courses that have been pre-approved for transfer credit. You will have the opportunity to learn in a unique group setting and benefit from close interaction with professors. The study abroad portions of these experiences vary from shorter trips such as one or two weeks to a full term. Many programs include learning and preparation in class prior to departure.
Run by the Department of Classics, these international excavation projects offer an intensive introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation. This includes laboratory practice and field activities (excavation, survey, mapping). Courses are four to six weeks long depending on the location.
The program in the Balkans concentrates on the site of Stobi in the Republic of Macedonia and concentrates on excavation of the area around the Late Antique Theodosian Palace. The program in Italy continues to investigate a religious compound in the centre of Caere, now known as Cerveteri. A new project is planned for the Roman city of Nora, in Sardinia, Italy.Archaeological Excavations
Cuban Society and Culture
Cuba is rich in culture, history and politics. From its turbulent past harkening back to the beginning of the colonial era when Cuba was known as the gateway to the Americas, to its newest incarnation stemming from the Cuban revolution in 1959, Cuba has occupied a great place on the world’s stage. In Havana the program works with colleagues at the University of Havana to present students with an active daily program of study. This will include lectures by Cuban scholars, films, as well as visits to art galleries, museums, organic gardens and other sites of cultural interest.
DEVS 306 and DEVS 307 combine for 6.0 units, and the program has been offered since 2008. The aim is to introduce students to some of the main events and highlights of Cuban society, history, politics, and culture. In addition, the program will focus on the period from the Cuban revolution to the present.Cuban Society and Culture
Venice Summer School
Art History and Art Conservation is pleased to offer a study abroad experience in Venice. The program focusses on the Venice Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art that takes place every other year. Instruction in Venice is based on daily study visits to the Biennale and other sites of display for modern and contemporary art. This may include such sites as the Peggy Guggenheim and Francois Pinault collections, the Prada Foundation, and Ca’Pesaro Museum of Modern Art.Venice Summer School
Biology Field Courses
Queen's is a partner in the Ontario Universities Program in Field Biology (OUPFB). Biology students can choose from approximately 30 different field courses offered by 16 universities. Many courses are offered at local field sites, including Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS), as well as further afield in Costa Rica, Mexico, Africa, China. Habitats include lakes, temperate and tropical forests, deserts, marine, arctic, alpine, and urban ecosystems.Biology Field Courses