The SEEQ Program
The Queen’s University campus offers a perfect setting to expand your mind and explore new subject matter, as well as get a feel for university life at one of Canada’s most prestigious universities.
Launched as a one-week program in 2011, the Enrichment Studies Unit will be offering two weeks of our Summer Enrichment Experience at Queen’s (SEEQ) for students looking to increase their knowledge and gain insight into university life.
SEEQ offers weekly courses for highly motivated and bright students who have completed grades 7 through 10 (i.e. will be entering grades 8 to 11 in September 2013). Students will choose courses of interest that will be explored in depth using state of the art facilities, labs and equipment on campus.
Students arrive on Sunday evening and live in McNeill House student residence on campus, and eat meals in the cafeteria together. As well as academic studies during the day, students participate in extracurricular activities in the evenings, and get to experience university life at Queen’s.
Although most students who attend SEEQ are from out-of-town, local students are welcome to attend SEEQ without the additional cost of the residence and meals.
Students who attend SEEQ this year will have the option of choosing week one, week two or even both weeks! In addition, there is an option of a weekend excursion bridging the two weeks, which makes the program an ideal package for distant students looking for a two-week academic-based university experience.
Dates for 2014
SEEQ Week 1: August 10-15, 2014 (Sunday evening to Friday afternoon)
SEEQ Week 2: August 17-22, 2014 (Sunday evening to Friday afternoon)
Each of the two weeks will feature different courses, organized by grade level.
SEEQ Weekend Excursion: August 15-17, 2014 (Friday to Sunday)
Choose one of two options:
The Capital Experience: Go to Ottawa, Canada, our nation’s capital and see our national Parliament Buildings, visit the beautiful Museum of Civilization, explore the lively Byward Market, stroll along the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal, and stay at the University of Ottawa
Nature Nearby: Travel to Queen’s University’s very own Elbow Lake Nature Reserve, for swimming, canoeing, hiking, and star-gazing as well as nature tours and leadership games. Camp in one of the cabins on the shores of pristine Elbow Lake.
Travelling to SEEQ at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (Canada)
ESU is unable to organize travel arrangements for students, but we will do our best to work with you to accommodate students travelling from long distances. For example, additional nights’ accommodation and meals may be arranged at a nominal additional cost, and airport transfers from Toronto or Ottawa International Airports can also be arranged at an additional cost. Please inquire to find out more.
Join SEEQ this summer and meet dozens of students who are eager to pursue their academic interests and increase their knowledge in a university setting. The program is supervised by current Queen’s students who will interact with participants and answer any questions you may have about university life.
Please click here for a PDF with all SEEQ details: SEEQ 2014 Brochure
Dates and Fees
How to Register