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Bader International Study Center struggles with stagnant enrollment, financial problems

For years, the Bader International Study Center (BISC) has been touted as the crown jewel of Queen’s international experience. Despite this feeling, annual reports reveal the BISC’s struggles with low enrolment and financial instability over the last half decade.Continue...

Former BISC students discuss incidents of sexual misconduct

Every year, over 5,000 km away from Queen’s main campus in Herstmonceux, England, more than a hundred first year students begin their studies at Queen’s Bader International Study Center (BISC) with the same excitement as any first year students. During the 2014-15 academic year, however, the first two months alone would offer a very different experience.Continue...

Six countries in six weeks

When people ask me why I enjoy travelling so much, I explain my love of globe-trotting as a state of mind rather than a need to place another pin on a world map.Continue...

The bare-bones of England

I spent my first year at Herstmonceux Castle staring wide-eyed at everything around me.Continue...

Farewell to the BISC

As I prepare for the last week of classes at the castle, I find it hard to focus on writing my final essays and studying for exams. When I leave the BISC, it won’t just be the school that...Continue...

Exchange Diaries Edinburgh: New Year’s Eve in London

Styna Tao was in Edinburgh on exchange this fall. She’s be sharing her experiences every three weeks as a regular contributor to Lifestyle.

As the crowd chanted...Continue...

A castle to call one's home

Have you ever asked yourself, “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” This summer, I answered that question.

In November, when I was accepted to attend the summer term at the Bader...Continue...

The "real" British experience: BISC vs. Warwick

An experience to be had is inarguably on exchange, where the value of education forms from more than in-classroom teachings and scholarly readings.

I recall the excitement I felt boarding...Continue...