Student Experience Office

Student Experience Office

 

Student Experience Office

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Local Experiences

4-day local experiences offer Queen’s students the opportunity to work in teams to complete a project in partnership with a local community organization. Students make meaningful contributions, build relationships, develop skills, and learn more about the City of Kingston.

Find out how you can get involved, learn more about our community partners, and check out testimonials from students who have taken part!

Program Structure

Program Orientation: 

Prior to the Reading Week experience, program participants will attend a mandatory orientation where they will meet their teams and begin planning for the week!

Reading Week Program:

Throughout the 4-day experience, schedules will vary each day, but consist of the same fundamental components: learning from community partners, project work, and a critical reflection of the day’s activities.

Program Showcase:

After the 4-day intensive experience, students will be asked to consolidate their experiences and learning, and present to interested members of the Queen’s and Kingston community.

Dates

February 19, 2019 – February 22, 2019 

Number of Participants

  • 30-35 Participants from Queen’s
  • 7 Participants from Western
  • 15-20 Student Team Leaders

Cost

$85 CAD (subject to change)

Total Cost Covers:

  • Lunches
  • Social
  • Administration Fee (t shirt, team leader contribution, journal)

Sample Itinerary

TIME DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4
9:00 - 9:30am Group Meeting Group Meeting Group Meeting Group Meeting
9:30 - 10:00am Travel from QU Travel from QU Travel from QU Travel from QU
10:00 - 12:00pm Welcome from Partners, tour and info on placement facility Community Engaged Learning – Project Work Community Engaged Learning – Project Work Community Engaged Learning – Project Work
12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00 - 3:00pm Community Engaged Learning – Project Work Community Engaged Learning – Project Work Community Engaged Learning – Project Work

Thank You Celebration with Partners

3:00 - 3:30pm Facilitated Reflection & Journaling Facilitated Reflection & Journaling Facilitated Reflection & Journaling Facilitated Reflection & Journaling
3:30 - 4:00pm Travel to QU Travel to QU Travel to QU Travel to QU
4:00 - 8:00pm       End of Week Social

NOTE – Itinerary is subject to change at any point in time

Need to Know

  • This experience is based solely in Kingston, passports and visas are not needed
  • We encourage students who are interested in this trip but may have accessibility requirements to contact us before applying so that we can discuss accommodations.