October 3, 2017
Upper-Year Student eNewsletter
(Second, Third & Fourth-Year Students)
Important Dates & Deadlines
October 9
Thanksgiving Day (classes will not be held)

October 16
Last date to apply in SOLUS to graduate in Fall 2017

November 3
Last date to drop Fall Term classes without academic penalty

November 14
Fall Convocation
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) Workshops   
Have you met Student Academic Success Services ? SASS is home to Learning Strategies & The Writing Centre who offer free undergraduate workshops on academic skills such as time management, reading, writing, exam prep, and more.

Consider going to one of their upcoming workshops such as: 
  • How to Write Effective Paragraphs
  • Midterm Prep: Short Answer and Essay Exams
  • Midterm Prep: Multiple Choice Exams
See all SASS October workshops along with their dates and times here

SASS also offers a variety of other academic support services such as 1:1 writing and learning strategy appointments !
Global Development Studies 305: Cuban Culture and Society
Want to challenge your perceptions, stereotypes and fantasies about Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America? Take a Queen's University course in Havana.
Global Development Studies 305: Cuban Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary 6.0 unit course. It is open to all qualified students and counts towards degree requirements in the departments of: Global Development Studies; Film and Media; Sociology; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Gender Studies; and History. The Queen's portion of the course begins January 11, 2018 and continues intermittently until we leave for two weeks in Havana, hosted by the University of Havana, May 5 - May 19, 2018. 
Application deadlines:

October 13: applications due
October 20: successful applicants notified/registration opened
October 27: program fee (non-refundable) deposit due
November 27: full program fee payment due 

See more information on the course's web page or Facebook Page
Japan-Canada Academic Consortium Student Forum (Reading Week)
Do you want to visit Japan over reading week and exchange your ideas with students from other universities in Canada and Japan? Each year, the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium (JACAC) holds a student forum over Reading Week where senior undergraduate student representatives from both Japan and Canada meet and exchange opinions and ideas about a common topic of interest to students today. This year's theme is  "The Crisis in the Humanities: Reconsidering the Studies of the Humanities in the Age of Technology and Innovation." This year's host institution is J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan. 
Learn more about the JACAC Student Forum hereIf you are interested in applying, you are invited to submit your application to the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) at vp.international@queensu.caThe deadline to apply is October 10.
Upcoming Exchange and Study Abroad Events

Exchange 101 Information Sessions
Have you ever considered studying abroad? Discovering a new language in its country of origin? Learning inside and outside the classroom? If you have, please join the International Program Office for Exchange 101 Information Sessions this fall. During Exchange 101, IPO staff and student volunteers outline the nuts and bolts of the Arts and Science exchange program. Topics to be discussed include: eligibility requirements, how exchange works, the various types of exchange programs, financing exchange, applying to an exchange program, and the experience of studying abroad itself. Discussion and questions are encouraged.
  • Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in Kingston Hall, Room 201
  • Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in Kingston Hall, Room 201
  • Wednesday, November 1 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in Kingston Hall, Room 201
Semester in Shanghai Exchange Information Session
Spend your Fall 2018 semester at the reputable Fudan University in Shanghai. This full-semester program, running for 15 weeks from September to December, provides students with a multifaceted insight into the socio-economic and cultural changes currently taking place in Shanghai and across Asia. Students will get an opportunity to study these developments at Fudan University, whose programs in social science and humanities research are considered to be some of the best in China. Students will learn about the social, political, economic and cultural forces that shape the world in the 21st century in the classroom and through field research. Join IPO staff and student volunteers to learn more about this unique exchange program.
  • Tuesday, October 17 from 5:30 - 6:30pm in Dunning Hall, Room 011
Back from Abroad: Exchange Student Speaker Panel
The International Programs Office and the Queen's University International Centre are co-hosting a student speaker panel called 'Back from Abroad: Beyond the Comfort Zone' this fall. If you'd like to spend some time with returned exchange students and listen to personal reflections of their studies abroad, we encourage you to join us for an hour of unique presentations. This panel is an excellent way to learn about the various benefits and challenges of studying abroad.
  • Wednesday, October 18 from 3:30 - 4:30pm in the Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) Hall, John Deutsch Centre
International Exchange Fair
Kicking off International Education Week at Queen's, the International Exchange Fair is a highlight for any Arts and Science student considering studying abroad. This popular event allows prospective exchange students to meet student representatives of Arts and Science exchange partner universities, ask questions and snag some international swag! Representatives from exchange partner universities bring the study abroad experience to life through their stories and candid advice. Please join IPO staff and student representatives for a fun evening of lively discussion and have your exchange questions answered!
  • Monday, November 13 from 5:00 - 7:00pm in Wallace Hall, John Deutsch Centre
Queen's Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) 
Want to spend a year getting paid professional experience? Would you like to "Test-Drive a Career?"  Find out everything you need to know about doing a 12-16 month, professional, paid internship after your 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies at t he next QUIP information session on  October 26, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. S ee the Events Calendar in MyCareer for location details and to register.

Internship Postings

View recent QUIP postings in the chart below.

May Be Particularly Relevant For
City of Kingston
*January 2018 start, closes Oct 9

Event and Outreach Intern
  • All Arts and Science 
*September 2018 start, closes Oct 20

Various internships
  • French/English bilingual students in Political Studies and other social science majors
  • Computing & Creative Arts
  • Computing

Shape Labs
*January 2018 start, closes Oct 31

Marketing Intern
  • All Arts and Science
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