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...

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...

Reflecting on a month of studying abroad

The start of a semester abroad is dominated by a mix of excitement and anxiety.Continue...

Photo essay: North America in the eyes of an exchange student

When I arrived in Canada for fall semester, I never expected a series of adventures would follow meeting a wonderful travel buddy.Continue...

An exchange student’s eye-opening experience at a Full Moon Ceremony

How often do you look at the moon? In my home country of Japan, this question would qualify as standard small talk—just like asking about the weather.Continue...

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