Exchange

Return often turbulent

Home isn’t so sweet when you’re coming back to -20 degree weather.Continue...

All abroad

While Queen’s reaches out to the wider world, the wider world is coming to its front doors.Continue...

Exchange fears not worth tears

Queen’s boasts an impressive array of countries in its list of exchange programs. The 54 destinations range from more conventional choices, like Scotland and France, to newer programs, like the Ontario-Maharashtra-Goa exchange to India. This past winter, I travelled to the University of Pune in western India with this program.Continue...

Motioning for a more global Queen's

How will the world look in 2050? Questions such as this one occupy the daily lives of many international relations students and consultants, yet rarely does such forward-thinking shape the one area that will determine the Canadian economy of tomorrow: education.Continue...

“I need to leave now”: Queen’s exchange students recount coming home

Hailey Rodgers, Comm ’21, had been back from Cambodia just a few days when her exchange university announced that anyone who had left Thailand in the past 10 days must enter quarantine.Continue...

What to expect when not expecting to spend a year abroad in Kingston

After months of waiting for our exchange results, the emails finally entered our inboxes—subject line: “Offer of Exchange.”Continue...

Relationships on a year abroad and why we don’t need them

When I arrived back in England from my first semester abroad at Queens, I was full of excitement and stories about my time here. However, I quickly found that few people really wanted to know what it was like, beyond love-life-related dinnertime chatter.Continue...

What we learned on exchange: practical lessons for day-to-day life

When you first sign up to go on university exchange, it’s natural to fantasize about far-flung travel, mouth-watering food, and life-long friendships. For the most part, these fantasies come true, but going on exchange also comes with some unexpected road bumps.Continue...

Gap years fill the space left by traditional academic programs

“Wait, so you're going to be a first-year when everyone your age is in second year?”Continue...

Connecting with peers over anime

When I first started studying at Queen’s last September, everything seemed different coming from Japan—language, culture, customs, and people.Continue...

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