Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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At Queen's our international students not only thrive on the life-enhancing education they receive at Queen's but also provide vital links that feed back into the Queen's mandate as a world-class university with a global outlook.Through our unique... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.5
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To some extent it was worthwhile. I enjoyed the classes I took and the international friends I made. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained an incredible amount of insight into myself and into the society in which I was studying. I learned to enjoy moments, explore, and be flexible. My experience was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be a better independent learner, how to seek out growing experiences, and how to navigate a very different social culture. Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much valuable information about Northern Ireland's ethno-national conflict and gained insight into their politics, culture, society, sociology, etc. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in peace and conflict studies! - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Widening
It was a very worthwhile experience. I gained a worldly perspective. From interacting with other international students, I learned all about their culture and country. I made global connections. I took political classes that taught about European politics so I gained a lot of knowledge about the subject. I also enjoyed experienc... - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Direct Enrollment: Belfast- Queen's University Belfast
I looked to this experience as a way to spend time in a different culture, see what a bigger school is like, relax some academically, and pick up a new hobby. I successfully accomplished all of these goals and more. It was a very worthwhile experience. I learned that I can adapt to new environments quite quickly and learn someth... - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I met people from all over the world and basically learned that people are just people no matter where you go. I definitely have future plans to travel again and visit some of the friends I made while studying abroad. - University of Cincinnati View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Yes Yes YES this experience was completely and totally worthwhile! It's amazing on how much a person can grow as an individual through studying abroad and interacting with other cultures. I believe studying abroad is a life changing experience. You have to count entirely on yourself to make yourself known to others. It's a ti... - DePaul University View Entire Review
It was so worth while. I've learned so much about another country, another culture as well as about myself and my country. It gives you such perspective to view your own country from the eyes of a different country. I loved every minute of it, and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. - Shenandoah University View Entire Review
Completely worthwhile. - Centre College View Entire Review
Even with the parts I didn't like, it was a great and worthwhile experience, as it would have been where ever I went. I went with a positive outlook and I had a positive experience, and I met a lot of amazing people and saw a lot of amazing things. - Tulane University View Entire Review
September 21, 2017 The Best Year Of My Life
Definitely. Not only did I learn a lot about my major and concentration, but I learned a lot about myself and my interests. I started to love learning again and was able to get involved in things because I was passionate, not only for my GPA and grad school applications. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, what I want out of life, what I want to do with with my life, who is important, what is important, I could go on and on. This experience was and will continue to be worthwhile. I am not the same person I was when I left and I know that I am and will be infinitely better because of it. - University of Illinois Springfield / UIS View Entire Review
Studying abroad at Queen's Belfast taught me so much about what divides and unites people in different areas, about myself, about finances, and about self-reliance. I was extremely impressed with the program, the people, and Belfast as a whole, and would immediately recommend the program. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Appreciation for the American school system, so-so - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
In addition to experiencing the culture in which I found myself, I certainly gained confidence as an individual in managing my finances and personal affairs, befriending and interacting with other people, and ultimately stepping out of my comfort zone. - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I now have been somewhere with people that are much different than the people I'm around back home. I see things from an Irish perspective as well as from other perspectives. I have learned so much the friends I've made from the USA because they are from such different places. I will definitely make time for a lot of traveling i... - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
This experience completely changed my perspective. I came into it not exactly sure what I wanted to do after I graduate and came out of it with my goals defined. It allowed me to stay on track so I can graduate on time but it was more than just another semester at school. Now that I'm home it is definitely clearer how it shap... - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Queen's University Belfast: Belfast - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I really learned a lot about myself. cliche, i know. but while i was there i never felt like i had to prove anything and i was so easily accepted i was just allowed to be me. At home I am always brought down with pressure of grades and classes I never got to really try new things or meet new people. studying abroad helped me rea... - Colorado State University View Entire Review
Past Review
I gained the ability to look at my own culture more objectively. A lengthy visit in a city with which I had already visited a few times helped to confirm that I would like to live there in the future. I am now working on applying for a postgraduate course in Belfast and preparing to move there permanently. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
I got to play Irish music in a pub in Belfast with some of the greatest trad musicians in the country. That would have been enough in and of itself. I also made some fantastic friends. Most importantly, I have come to value all I left behind much more so than ever before. - Centre College View Entire Review

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At Queen's our international students not only thrive on the life-enhancing education they receive at Queen's but also provide vital links that feed back into the Queen's mandate as a world-class university with a global outlook.

Through our unique blend of heritage and innovation Queen's aims to provide international students with exceptional study and career opportunities and approximately 1,200 international students from over 80 countries currently study at Queen's.

Shortlisted in the Outstanding Support for Students category at the Times Higher Education Awards, Queen's is one of only a few universities in the UK fully committed to enhancing the student experience by providing a dedicated facility for international students.

The International and Postgraduate Centre (I&PSC) forms a proactive and comprehensive support and services infrastructure for the student body, providing dedicated support to international and postgraduate students as well as a hub for many aspects of information, advice and guidance.

Queen's is an international university ranked in the world's top one per cent of universities and international students are given priority for a place in University accommodation for at least their first year.

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