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Queen's University International Centre

So happy the Spring season is here! Rain Li (she/her) has recently joined the QUIC student staff team and wanted to say a few words:


"Hi everyone,

My name is Rain and I’m currently finishing my first year of the Commerce program. I'm an international student from China, and I’m bilingual in Mandarin and English.


In my role as the QUIC Media Assistant, I’m committed to connecting with student groups, sharing promotion of events in the university community, while delivering timely, accurate, and thorough information about QUIC’s offerings. I’m also excited to launch an updated WeChat account, broadening our communication channels to better serve and engage with students. My decision to join QUIC was driven by my own positive experiences—from the helpful pre-arrival sessions to engaging events like the Spanish night, which made me feel the incredible support and kindness from QUIC; I want to help ensuring every student can benefit from these opportunities and feel as welcomed as I did.


My free time is filled with photography, skiing, and karaoke. I'm particularly drawn to the music of Jay Chou. I love spending afternoons walking in nature and taking photos of animals and clouds. I’m also very passionate about behavioral psychology, and have taken PSYC100 in first-year. Happy to chat with people having the same interests!


Living on campus in Leggett Hall during my first year, I was just a minute's walk from Ontario Lake. The views there are always breathtaking, and walking along the lake is truly refreshing—definitely my favorite aspect of being at Queen’s."


English Conversation Meet-Up and Games!

Every Thursday this month, 3:00 - 4:00 pm at the QUIC. Whether you are new in Canada or have been studying at Queen's for a while, you are welcome to join us! Darina from the World Link program will facilitate and answer questions. Meet someone new today in a friendly group.

English Language and Academic Support Appointments

Want support with an academic paper, project, or presentation? Looking for strategies to manage your time? Are you experiencing academic culture shock? Come chat with staff from Student Academic Success Services; check out all of the services and resources available at SASS.


Lydia is available for 1:1 appointments at the QUIC on Wednesday afternoons.

Book an appointment at QUIC

Learning Across Cultures Certificate online modules will get you navigate different learning experiences and academic culture shock.

Career Advising

for International Students

Tues. and Thurs. 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the QUIC


Looking for a job? Not sure what career to pursue? Need help writing a resume or a cover letter?


Join the Career Educator and Coach, Daria, online via Zoom or in-person for Drop-In Advising.


Thinking about grad school? Daria also supports students with questions regarding further education, including CV and personal statement strategies, and graduate program applications.

Workshops with the QUIC advisors

Working in Canada as an International Student

Zoom Workshop with the QUIC Advisor

Fridays, May 3, May 17 and May 31, 10:30 am

  • Post-graduation work permits
  • Work permits for internships
  • Working on- and off-campus with a study permits
  • Spousal work permits
Register

Guide to IRCC Applications

Zoom Workshop with the QUIC Advisor

Fridays, May 10 and 24, 10:30 am

  • Extend your study and work permit
Register

Spring Update from SASS:

Until August 31, 2024 due to the construction work in Stauffer Library, Student Academic Success Services (SASS) are located in rooms 310-318 in Gordon Hall. Services continue as usual.

We are hosting newly arrived international students this week at the QUIC, showcasing various services and facilities. Here is a group from the Queen's School of English.

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This monthly newsletter is prepared for international students at Queen's University.