Beyond the classroom

Students taking Italian classes have the opportunity of participating in events the Queen’s International Student Centre that will give them the opportunity to get to know other cultures and exchange students from Italy! Students can also get involved in Kingston community to practice their language skills and learn more about Italian culture.

Queen's International Student Centre

 The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an international education support service for students, faculty and staff at Queen’s. Through its activities the Centre promotes an internationally informed and cross culturally sensitive university community.

QUIC programs and services support

  • the academic and personal development of international students, other international members of the Queen’s community, and their families;
  • the academic and personal development of Queen’s students, staff and faculty interested in Education Abroad; and
  • the internationalization of the campus by working with university departments, offices, groups and individuals to enhance and diversify the international learning environment at Queen’s through educational and training activities.

QUIC offers many cultural events and get-together for students, as well as the opportunity to volunteer to support international students with improving their English as they integrate into Queen’s life.  It is a fruitful way to meet other students from other countries, to help and to learn from one another.

Check QUIC Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.

Italian Film Night

Italian movies with English subtitles will be screened during the Fall and the Winter terms as part of the LLCU International Film Night. Announcements will be made at the beginning of each term.

You can also check our news section for the most updated event information.

Student Clubs

With approximately 450 student clubs to choose from, you can easily enhance what you learn in the classroom and give you the chance to embrace your passions. More than 100 cultural and ethnic student clubs and organizations foster diversity and cultural engagement on campus. Below are AMS (Alma Mater Society) clubs that may be of interests for students of Italian

Student Clubs
Name Description
Queen's Italian Club Our club is an opportunity for members of the Queen’s community to unite in their love of all things Italian. This includes further practice of the Italian language outside of class for Italian students, which is invaluable to one’s comprehension of a language.  Queen’s Italian Club promotes authentic elements of Italian culture amongst members of the Queen’s community in social settings. It is a chance to meet people with similar interests and forge friendships, to get to know professors on a personal level without fear of intimidation. This blend of social with academics will enhance our members’ university experience
World Languages Club The World Languages Club hosts cultural and discussion events that bring together students of a common linguistic background and/or interest, regardless of concentration. The majority of our events are nights dedicated to one language (determined by popular demand) with a cultural theme (for example, Oktoberfest for German; Lunar New Year for Chinese).

Kingston community

Italo- Canadian Club of Kingston is a cultural heritage group for the Italian community promotes interest in Italian language, culture and traditions.