"Queen's has a marvellous setting. Kingston creates a lot of the atmosphere that sets Queen's apart from other universities. I decided to take advantage of the exchange program to get a feeling for a different university setting. I spent a term in Sydney, Australia seeing a completly different style of university. I now see Queen's and Canada in a completely different light. It's a big world out there and, with the exchange program, Queen's lets it's students out to explore without getting behind on their degrees.
My exchange showed me that there are many different ways of learning at the university level. In Australia I saw another side of materials science and engineering. I'm now considering working in new fields that might not be available in Canada."
Materials and Metallurgical Engineering 2000
Exchange at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
"Going on exchange was one of the greatest decisions of my life. Even though I was having a great time at Queens and loved the student life here, I couldn't turn down such an opportunity. I was right. The year I had abroad was by far, the most exciting year of my life. My horizons have been vastly broadened. From immersing myself into a new culture, to learning two new languages, to meeting and befriending people from all over the world, you couldn't ask for much more. I can't stress enough how many new things I learned and experienced. My whole perspective of things has changed for the better. And how nice is it to know that I have a friend and place to stay in almost every major city in the world?. And to think I did all that I did while doing a full year of School, it's unbelievable. If it sounds too good to be true, take my word for it, it's even better."
Exchange at Lund University, Sweden
"Really, I couldn't have made a better decision in choosing to do a dual degree. I will be trilingual and will have done a year of exchange in Europe. More people should take advantage of this dual degree program- it's really the best way to draw as much as possible from your university experience, and I hardly think I'll regret staying at Queen's for one extra year!"
Tyler Ball, Engineering Chemistry & German 2001
Exchange at Baden-Wurttenburg, Germany