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WHERE THE

DEVIL ARE YOU

GOING? Plan Your Study Away GLOBAL ED FAIR SEPTEMBER 12, 2017


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DUKE IN AUSTRALIA

DUKE IN BRAZIL

1 CREDIT · 4 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 2

1 CREDIT · 4 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 2

BIOLOGY 288A / EOS 288A / ENVIRON 288A

Biogeography in an Australian Context

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Language Requirement: 2 semesters of college-level Portuguese

NS, STS

Intermediate Track Eligibility: Completion of 3 semesters of collegelevel Spanish Program combines advanced intermediate (204) and advanced level (300) Spanish for 2 course credits. Take two additional courses from a wide array of disciplines taught in English or Spanish.

DUKE IN MADRID

Fall/Spring

• Homestays • Language and cultural immersion • Excursions to Barcelona, Andalucia, Galicia, Segovia, and Toledo


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Getting Started with Study Away Where to Start: Are you considering studying away for a summer, semester, or an academic year? You can talk to anyone in your academic advising network about study away, but the Directors of Academic Engagement for Global and Civic Opportunities are especially knowledgeable about study away and how it might fit into your overall plan. You should also consider making an appointment with a GEO advisor to discuss program options and logistics. GEO advising appointments can be scheduled online by clicking the “Advising” tab on the Global Education Office (GEO) website: globaled.duke.edu. Program- Types: Duke administers approximately 50 of its own “Duke-In” programs in a variety of locations and subject areas. Duke-In programs are typically led by Duke faculty members, and generally, students receive Duke credit or a combination of Duke credit and transfer credit for participation in these programs. Specific information on each Duke-In program is listed on the individual program pages on the GEO website: globaled.duke.edu/Programs. Duke students also have access to over 150 “Duke-Approved” programs that are administered by other universities and providers. On these programs, students receive transfer credit. Students interested in attending programs that are not included on the Duke-In or Duke-Approved lists may consult GEO about the program petition process. Program Costs: Costs vary widely and change over time. The costs for Duke-In programs are listed on the GEO website program pages and generally include tuition and a program fee. DukeApproved programs are subject to a Duke study abroad fee. The program-specific costs for these programs will be listed on the host programs’ webpages. Financial Aid: Financial aid is applicable to all Duke-In and Duke-Approved semester programs Federal financial aid is fully transferrable to the costs of study away programs. Summer aid is also available to students who receive semester financial aid and decide to participate in Duke-In programs. Summer and semester scholarships are also available. For more information on financial aid for global education opportunities, visit the Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support website: financialaid.duke.edu/current-undergraduates/study-abroad.

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11 TIMES YOU COULD STUDY ABROAD/AWAY Six summer sessions and five semester terms, starting the summer after your first year. FIRST YEAR SUM 1 SOPH. FALL SUM 1 JR. FALL

SUM 2 SOPH. SPRING SUM 2 JR. SPRING

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How to Apply: You can apply for Duke-In programs and register your intent to apply for DukeApproved programs through the GEO online application system, MyGlobalEd: my.globaled.duke. edu. If you have questions about programs and applications, contact GEO at (919) 684-2174 or globaled@duke.edu.

Engineering focus Courses taught in English Duke-approved Long weekends for travel Spring, Summer, or Fall in Historic Metz, France


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How To Choose a Global Education Program Keep in mind that there is no “one size fits all” in study away. The choice needs to be an individual one based upon your academic and personal goals. It is important not to rush into a program choice without considering all of the options (and there are many!), however tempting it may be to simply follow the choices of your peers. The road less traveled often leads to the greatest rewards. So how do you identify the program which is the best fit for you? You need to ask yourself some questions about your academic goals, and how the various programs might help you achieve them. 1. Credits • What courses and how many credits will your department accept towards a major, minor, or certificate program? • Will you be able to earn Areas of Knowledge and/ or Modes of Inquiry needed for graduation? 2. Language of Instruction • Is one of your goals to improve your fluency in a foreign language? • Are classes conducted in English or in the language of the host country? • What are the language requirements for applicants to the program? 3. Duration of the Program • Is this a year-long program, semester, or summer program? • How long can you be away from Duke? • Does the academic calendar of the program

impact your summer or winter break

plans?

4. Level of Immersion in the Host Institution • Do you want a high level of support and structure in your program or do you desire to be as independent as possible? • Is there a Resident Director, or any staff who work solely with program participants? • Will you enroll directly in classes at a local university, or is there a separate academic center for the program? • Are there special classes at the academic center? If so, in what subjects, and who teaches them? • If you enroll directly at the university, will you be taking separate classes specially designed for program students, or will your classmates be from the host university? 5. Living Arrangements • Will you live with a host family, in an apartment, or in a residence hall? • How far is the housing from the university or program center? • How much privacy/personal independence does the housing offer? • Who will arrange the housing? • Are meals included? Can the program accommodate students with special dietary needs (e.g. food allergies)? 6. Fees • What does the program cost cover? Does it cover tuition, books, housing, meals, special excursions, and airfare, etc.? • Are there not-so-obvious expenses you should take into account? • Are there scholarships available to help pay for

the program? 7. Eligibility Requirements • Is there a minimum GPA or class standing requirement for the program? • Are there other prerequisites, and do you meet them? • Is the program limited to degree-seeking university students? • How selective is the program? Will you need to apply early and/or prepare an application for a back-up program? 8. Participants • Is the group large, medium, or small and do you feel comfortable with that? • Will you take courses with local students, students from US based universities, or international students? How will this affect your experience? • Is it possible to speak with a student who has recently participated in the program? We always recommend that you start by looking at Duke’s own programs (Duke-Ins), for which you pay Duke tuition and mostly earn in-residence Duke credits. If there is a Duke program that suits your goals, this is usually the simplest option. If you do not find what you seek among the Duke-In programs, you may wish to explore the Duke-Approved Program List on the GEO website. This list, which is updated yearly, includes about 150 non-Duke program options currently approved for transfer credit. The list is organized by region and country, and contains links to each program’s website.

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On-campus accommodation • Pre-register for modules Live in London’s vibrant East End Design your own programme with cross-registration Full year, autumn, spring and summer options

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Why should I study away? Nearly half of all Duke undergraduates study away. What makes the option to study away for a summer, semester, or even academic year so appealing? Studying and living abroad, or even in another city within the United States, exposes you to new learning experiences that spur intellectual development, awaken you to your own capabilities, and add to your base of practical knowledge. The opportunities for growth are boundless when you study away. Further, if you want your foreign language-speaking abilities to flourish, nothing is more effective than living among native speakers. Duke student Ernie Britt, who participated in the Duke in Spain program said, “From the moment I arrived wide-eyed but unsure of my Spanish-speaking abilities, to the day I left as a master of the Metro, a Spanish art historian, and a much more selfconfident speaker, this program has helped me to grow not only as a student, but also as a person.” Getting out of your comfort zone leads to many new self-discoveries

and creates space in your life for new friendships. Upon entering a culture different from your own, you are required to adapt, which may cause you to examine certain beliefs or practices that you had taken for granted. Duke student Sheila Janardhan, says of her time on the Duke in Russia program, “It was in Russia that I learned to look forward to the unknown simply because everything was unknown. I met friends that I know will stay by my side, even students from other countries who bonded over the craziness that is Russia. I learned to enjoy cooking without a microwave, walking everywhere, communicating through limited outlets—never have I felt so alone, yet so content in that solitude.” Study away teaches you to embrace rather than avoid the unknown, an approach that opens you to positive experiences beyond just your study away adventure. Another major benefit of studying away is that it can help you clarify your passions and goals.

chose to do Duke in Costa Rica, said, “Through visits to hospitals, discussion with the founders of nonprofits, and conversations with our host families, we learned about the Costa Rican healthcare system. This course reaffirmed the importance of cultural competence in my personal life and future career in global health, and helped me rediscover my passion for Spanish and the cultures built around it.” Time spent studying away can solidify career decisions and academic interests; it can also put you on an entirely different path than the one you originally expected to follow. The Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO) offers a great variety programs to Duke students with a wide range of interests. To learn more about your study away options, make an appointment with a GEO advisor at globaled.duke.edu/advising. The student quotes in this article were excerpted from postcards written by students and submitted to the Global Education website.

YOU CAN USE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP OR FINANCIAL AID TO STUDY ABROAD / AWAY.

Yes, Really. Find out more at financialaid.duke.edu Choose Current Undergraduates, then Study Away

Duke student Briana Acosta, who

DUKE IN THE ARAB WORLD

DUKE IN CHICAGO: FINANCE

Fez & Rabat, Morocco

2 CREDITS · 6 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 1 AMES 326A/ RELIGION 371A

Religious Citizenship in the Arab World CZ, CCI, EI

ARABIC 290A

Moroccan Dialect and Culture FL, CZ

1 CREDIT · 4 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 1 ECON 370A

Global Capital Markets SS, W

Prior experience or coursework in finance is not required. Program is open to Duke sophomores only.


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DUKE IN CHICAGO ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

DUKE IN NY

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

DUKE IN NY

Summer 2

Full Summer

Fall Semester

DUKE IN LA

ARTS & MEDIA

Spring Semester

PUBLIC POLICY & POLITICAL SCIENCE DUKE IN DC

POLICY, LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION Spring Semester

DUKE IN SILICON VALLEY Summer 1

ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY

DUKE IN ALASKA Summer 1

globaled.duke.edu

FINANCE & ECONOMICS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

DUKE IN NY

FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS

DUKE IN CHICAGO FINANCE Summer 1

Spring Semester

SUMMER & SEMESTER U.S.-BASED PROGRAMS Innovative and academically stimulating theme-based programs located in some of the United States’ most iconic places


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Study Abroad Myth Busters Myth #1: I will not receive major, minor, or certificate credit or fulfill any of my graduation requirements during my time abroad. When you study on Duke-administered programs you earn Duke credit, or a combination of Duke credit and transfer credit. Duke courses taken abroad fulfill the same requirements as on-campus courses. When you study on Duke-approved programs or Duke-in hybrid programs that include transfer credit, you should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in your major department to find out if, and how many, transfer credits may be applied towards your major. Transfer credit can still allow you to fulfill some major, minor, and certificate requirements as well as Areas of Knowledge requirements. Successful competition of a semester study abroad program will in any case allow you to receive four credits that will count toward graduation requirements. Myth #2: I need to be fluent in a foreign language in order to study in a country where the native language is something other than English. Study abroad is not limited to language majors or to those with a knowledge of foreign language. Duke endorses programs that focus on foreign language acquisition as well as programs taught in English in a variety of subjects in many countries, even countries where English is not the native language. For example, you can study economics in Venice, art history in Rome, or engineering in Madrid—all taught in English. Further, you can fulfill your language requirements on Duke-administered and Duke-approved programs in a country where the target language is spoken (i.e. French in France or Senegal, Spanish in Spain or Argentina). If you study a language on a Duke-approved program you will have to request foreign language (FL) coding for your language courses taken abroad, just as you would have to request Modes of Inquiry coding for any transfer course. Myth #3: I cannot use financial aid to help pay for my summer, semester, or academic year program abroad. If you receive financial aid during the academic year, you are eligible to apply

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for financial aid for up to two Duke-administered summer study away programs (and/or summer sessions in Durham). This aid is offered in addition to the eight basic academic-year semesters of financial aid. Financial aid is also available on a semester basis for the full program budget of Duke-administered and Duke-approved programs. The costs under consideration include: tuition and fees, housing, meals, books and supplies, visas and vaccinations, airfare, and other personal expenses. If you receive financial aid at Duke and decide to participate in a Duke-administered program, your cost will remain the same as a semester on campus, even if your program is more expensive. If you decide to participate in a Duke-approved program, you will receive financial aid for your study abroad experience in the same proportion as for your studies on campus, but never more than your financial aid at Duke. In this case your family contribution will remain the same, provided the cost of the program doesn’t exceed the cost of a semester at Duke. Myth #4: I can only study abroad once. An increasing number of students want to experience more than one region or program. For this reason, you can decide to participate in more than one study abroad program during your time at Duke. The best way to fit two study abroad programs is to meet with your academic advisor and plan your academic schedule early to ensure that you can fit your course requirements into your experiences! You can consider studying abroad in the summer and also enroll in a semester program. You can choose to participate in two summer study away programs. You can spend one semester on a program and a second semester on a different program in a different location. You can even leave for a semester and then decide to extend your study abroad to a full academic year. Myth #5: I can only study abroad if I am majoring in the humanities or social sciences. There are several programs and locations with engineering and science classes, as well as science themes. We recommend discussing your interests and options with a study abroad advisor. The Global Cont’d on page 11, see “Myths” Education Office website includes

STUDY ABROAD IN: Ireland Argentina Scotland Australia New Zealand England AND MORE!

YOUR FUTURE SELF THANKS YOU Attend the study abroad fair to learn more!

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Tag, we’re it! @dukeglobaled 2 CREDITS · 6 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 1 BME 271A / ECE 280A

Signals & Systems

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MATH 353

Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations

AND

SPANISH 92A (CZ)

Culture & Language in Costa Rica

@dukeglobaled Tag @dukeglobaled in your photos of study away to be featured on official Duke channels!


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NOT YOUR ORDINARY STUDY ABROAD SIT Study Abroad offers 21 accredited, field-based semester programs open to Duke University students: „

Research CLIMATE CHANGE in Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Madagascar, Morocco, Tanzania, and Vietnam

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Examine HEALTHCARE in Argentina, Chile, India, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland, and Vietnam

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Explore IMMIGRATION, identity, and resilience in Bolivia, Chile, China, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, and Senegal

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Learn about ARTS, media, and social change in Morocco or South Africa

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Discover innovative economic and DEVELOPMENT approaches in Argentina, India, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, and Vietnam

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Witness PEACE, human rights, and social movements in Chile, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, South Africa, and Switzerland

Check us out and learn more at the study abroad fair!

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I quickly learned within the first few days in Beijing that I was in for the ride of my life. Every single cultural notion I had taken for granted was suddenly being unwound in front of my own eyes. Fortunately, the experience quickly became incredibly rewardreward ing. My friends and I explored every corner of Beijing, and we also met some incredibly kind and caring people who helped us throughout our stay in China.

Nicolas Andres Cort, Duke in China


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Participating programs Duke-Administered Programs

Table # Duke In Aix-en-Provence ..................................................................................... 42 Duke In Alaska ......................................................................................................... 35 Duke In Alicante ..................................................................................................... 38 Duke In Australia..................................................................................................... 39 Duke In Berlin Semester ....................................................................................... 37 Duke In Berlin Summer ......................................................................................... 37 Duke In Bologna ..................................................................................................... 30 Duke In Brazil .......................................................................................................... 39 Duke In Chicago Arts............................................................................................. 35 Duke In Chicago Finance ........................................................................................5 Duke in Chile ........................................................................................................... 38 Duke In China .........................................................................................................44 Duke In Costa Rica.................................................................................................40 Duke in Cuba...........................................................................................................44 Duke In DC .............................................................................................................. 36 Duke In France ........................................................................................................ 43 Duke In Geneva ...................................................................................................... 42 Duke In Ghana .........................................................................................................41 Duke In Glasgow .....................................................................................................31 Duke In Greece ........................................................................................................31 Duke In London Drama ........................................................................................ 32 Duke In London Finance .........................................................................................2 Duke In Los Angeles .............................................................................................. 36 Duke In Madrid........................................................................................................ 29 Duke In NY Arts and Media......................................................................................3 Duke In NY Financial Markets ................................................................................ 4 Duke In NY Summer Internships ............................................................................3 Duke In Oxford ....................................................................................................... 32 Duke In Paris............................................................................................................ 43 Duke In Rome ............................................................................................................1 Duke In Russia Semester ...................................................................................... 34 Duke In Russia Summer ........................................................................................ 34 Duke In Silicon Valley ...............................................................................................5 Duke In Spain .......................................................................................................... 29 Duke In the Arab World......................................................................................... 30 Duke In Venice Semester.........................................................................................2 Duke In Venice Summer ..........................................................................................2 Duke Kunshan University ...................................................................................... 33

Duke Middle East in Europe ..................................................................................41 Duke Pratt In Costa Rica .......................................................................................40 ICCS Rome .................................................................................................................1 OTS ............................................................................................................................21

Duke-Approved Programs Table # Arcadia ....................................................................................................................... 11 Boston University ................................................................................................... 24 CES Maastricht ........................................................................................................ 25 CIEE ............................................................................................................................. 9 College Year in Athens ...........................................................................................16 Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) ..............................................................17 GA Institute of Technology Lorraine ...................................................................15 IES .............................................................................................................................. 10 IFSA Butler.................................................................................................................. 8 Loyola University of Chicago, Rome...................................................................18 Middlebury College in Amman, Jordan............................................................. 23 NYU ............................................................................................................................19 Queen Mary, University of London .....................................................................13 SFS-Turks & Caicos ...................................................................................................7 SIT ................................................................................................................................ 6 Syracuse University in Strasbourg........................................................................14 Technion--Israel Inst of Technology ................................................................. 22 Tel Aviv University ................................................................................................... 23 Temple University Rome ........................................................................................12 Trinity College Dublin ............................................................................................ 20 Trinity College Rome ..............................................................................................16 University College Dublin ..................................................................................... 20 University of Canterbury ....................................................................................... 28 University of New South Wales ........................................................................... 27 University of Sydney .............................................................................................. 26 Others

Table # Directors of Academic Engagement .................................................................. 46 Duke Financial Aid Office ..................................................................................... 47 Duke Marine Lab..................................................................................................... 45 Global Education Office .......................................................................................48 Global Education Office ....................................................................................... 49 Global Education Office ....................................................................................... 50

Visit the Duke Kunshan University table at the Duke Global Ed Fair: September 12, 2017 Penn Pavilion 11 - 3 pm

Where I stood, I could only see a fraction of the view I knew lay there, but I was still stunned by what little was in sight. Likewise, even after my semester abroad, what I know about the world of Classics is only a doorway comcom pared to the sea I know remains out there. But that doorway of knowledge is still breathbreath taking, and it incites me to keep chipping away and expanding that doorway until one day, I might be able to step through it.

Jessica Lee, ICCS Rome

Come and learn more about our Kunshan Innovation Scholarship Program – free tuition for a semester with a self-directed project! We will also be handing out t-shirts and other Duke Kunshan items.

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Myths, cont’d from page 7

What Should You Be Doing in Order to Study Globally? All students should attend the Global Education Fair in September to explore all of the study away program options that are available to Duke students! Below is a more specific list of what you can do to prepare for study away as a first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior! First Year Students • Talk to your academic advisor or Director of Academic Engagement about course planning for a semester or academic year away from Duke. • Consider a Duke summer abroad or U.S.-based program – first year students are welcome to apply and participate! • Make plans to attend a few info meetings for programs of interest. • Remember that you can also study abroad during your sophomore year (spring or fall) so start planning soon. • Meet with a GEO advisor about all of your study away options and the program logistics soon after the fair and during the semester (you can meet more than once). • Familiarize yourself with the GEO website like the GEO Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Sophomores • Talk to faculty and former study abroad and U.S.-based program participants for recommendations and advice. • Meet with a Director of Academic Engagement or

a GEO advisor to further explore your options. • Connect with the Global Education Student Committee and attend GEO sponsored events and information sessions. • Make sure your passport is valid and your immunizations are up to date. • Consider spending spring semester away from campus! Some sophomores are better off spending their spring semester away from Duke, leaving their final two years for core major courses. • Visit the MyGlobalEd application portal at http:// globaled.duke.edu to begin the application process. Juniors • It is not too late to consider a study away experience! Explore your study away options with your mentors and advisors for spring semester junior year, summer before senior year, and/or fall semester senior year. • Get in touch with study abroad returnees and seek the advice of other students that have studied abroad their junior year. • Consult the GEO website for program updates and new program offerings. Seniors • Yes, even seniors can study abroad! Choose your program carefully and talk to your academic and GEO advisors about graduation requirements and timelines. • Before leaving Duke, make sure you have gone global at least once!

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a list of all the approved programs, with links to those programs that generally include the academic courses available. Another resource is the GEO Approved Course Database. This Database lists courses that have been approved and is searchable by department, country, and program. This is NOT a comprehensive list of available courses. It represents only those courses that have been approved. Additional courses can be approved by working with Cathy Penny. She works in conjunction with departmental Directors of Undergraduate Studies to obtain course approvals. Myth #6: Studying abroad in the spring is not an option. Although traditionally more Duke students decide to study abroad on a summer program or during the fall of their junior year, these might not be the best options for you. You should assess your own personal needs and academic goals and decide when, is the best time for you to study abroad. Students can study abroad for a semester even during their sophomore year and we strongly encourage you to consider a spring semester abroad. You might find that studying abroad in the spring might give you the opportunity to take courses abroad that you were not considering, or give you more flexibility with your academic schedule at Duke.

DUKE IN VENICE

NEW PROGRAM!

FALL/SPRING · ACADEMIC YEAR · SUMMER SESSION 1

1 CREDIT · 4 WEEKS · SUMMER SESSION 1 Havana, Cuba | Language Requirement: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish

FALL/SPRING: Courses focus on Italy, cultures of the world, global challenges, and arts & humanities

SPRING SPECIALIZED TRACK:

FALL SPECIALIZED TRACK:

SUMMER: Art, Food, and Finance in Venice: An Immersive Experience

Economics, management, and digital technologies applied to cultural heritage

Environmental management and sustainable development


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Six Tips for a Successful Homestay Whether you’re studying abroad for a summer, semester or year, living with a local family can provide opportunities to gain an in-depth understanding of the host culture, improve your language skills, and create lasting relationships. All homestay experiences are different, but many Duke students say that their experience living with a local family was a favorite aspect of their time abroad. Apart from linguistic and cultural challenges, living with a family may take some adjustment after a year or more of living independently at Duke. Here are some tips for a good homestay experience. 1. Talk about your food preferences at the beginning. Don’t be shy about talking about your likes and dislikes with your family. This will help you avoid awkward situations later. If possible, go to the grocery store or market with your family and pick out a few foods you like. Not only is this a good bonding experience, but you can learn a lot about the host culture and food this way. Keep in mind that some food that is common in the U.S. may be rare or expensive abroad. 2. That being said, be open to trying new food! A good tip for study abroad in general is to be open to new experiences, and food is a good place to start. Try everything and anything once, and be sure to compliment the chef when you really like something! 3. Ask about your family’s habits and rules, then follow them. Most host families will not have draconian rules (if they seem unreasonable, contact your resident director), but many will ask students to let them know when they expect to be home, or if they won’t be home for a meal. Your host mom may ask you to do your own laundry, or she may prefer to do it for you. Every family’s habits and rules are different. Asking about them at the start will help you and your family feel more comfortable.

4. Be considerate. Even if your family doesn’t have rules, be considerate of the other people you live with. This means keeping your room neat, telling them when and where you plan to travel and how you should be contacted in case of an emergency and letting them know when to expect you home when you go out. You shouldn’t come home drunk or wake up the family at 3am because you can’t find your keys. You should ask permission to have friends over, and don’t assume that you can have overnight guests. 5. Ask questions about the language or culture. Your host family is one of the best sources for firsthand knowledge of the local culture and language. Be sure to take advantage of this by asking questions and not being afraid to make mistakes. A good sense of humor also goes a long way when you’re navigating a new cultural and linguistic situation. 6. Balance travel with participating in family activities. It might be difficult to form a bond with your host family if you spend all your time off from classes traveling. On the other hand, it’s hard to resist getting to know new places in your host country and beyond. Try to strike a balance between spending time in your host city and time traveling. It may be a good idea to talk to your family and ask if there are any birthdays or special celebrations that you should consider when making travel plans. If you’re interested in studying abroad on a program with a homestay component, consider the following Duke programs:

Summer Duke in Aix-en-Provence Duke in the Arab World Duke in Brazil Duke in China Duke in Costa Rica

Engineering Track SPRING + SUMMER One year of college-level German required Designed to give students in all engineering majors an opportunity to develop advanced proficiency in German through intensive language study in January through March, and take engineering courses in their major at the Technical University in Berlin (TU) from April through July.

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Fall/Spring Academic Year Summer

Various paths of study available, including a Spring semester track for students with no prior experience in German.

Duke in Ghana Duke in Chile Duke in Cuba Duke in Paris Duke in Spain Duke Pratt in Costa Rica

Semester Duke in Berlin Duke in France/EDUCO Duke in Madrid


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SPRING ‘18 STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS Duke in Berlin Duke in France Duke in Madrid Duke in St. Petersburg Duke in Venice ICCS – Rome OTS Programs

globaled.duke.edu

Duke in Madrid–Intermediate Track: Explore Spanish Culture Through Gastronomy

APPLY by OCTOBER 1

Only in the Spring! Duke in DC: Policy, Leadership & Innovation Real-world policy experiences through coursework, independent research, small group work, internships, and interaction with Duke alumni in the DC area.

Duke in LA Explore entertainment, media, and cultural studies through alumni-hosted career dinners, private studio tours, behind-the-scenes museum visits, festival screenings and a for-credit applied practicum!

Duke in NY: Financial Markets & Institutions Broad-based liberal arts approach to issues of international finance, financial markets, and associated institutions. Prior experience or coursework in finance is not required.


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Open new doors by studying away

Although some students may worry that a study away is impossible with their course of study, Aidan Haney can sympathize but dispels this myth. As a participant in Duke in Berlin, Haney said, “Being pre-Med, I worried about being able to study away during my college career. This program gave me exactly what I needed and even forced me out of my comfort zone when I was enrolled in art and writing courses.“ Many students count their study away as among their most memorable experiences at Duke. Studying away allows students to become acclimated with a culture in a more in-depth way. For instance, Duke student Osasenaga Aghayere appreciated the homestay component of his summer in Spain. “The homestay adds a unique dimension to the program because it allows students to truly become acclimated to Spanish culture. I greatly value the homestay experience because it has

helped me improve my fluency.” Participating in a study away program also opens students to new cultures and broadens their worldview.

I think that I learned the most in my interactions with the locals. Their views on politics, religion, and society challenged my own and enlarged my scope of cultural awareness.

By the time a class graduates from Duke, nearly half of the students will have studied away. There are 14 semester and 32 summer Duke-administered study away programs, in addition to more than 150 Duke-approved programs.

- Brandon Choi, Duke in the Arab World

Emily Randle, who participated in Duke in the Arab World said, “The connections we made with the Moroccan citizens taught us how to connect with cultures that, on the surface, appear vastly different from our own. Yet, we realized that through deeper inspection, that our cultures are really more similar than they appear. We were able to see that on the basic level, we share similar concerns when it comes to global relations and citizenship.”

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Although some students may be daunted by the idea of studying away for an entire semester, Marissa Michaels—who participated in the Duke in Montreal summer program— said that summer study away is a good way to explore study away for a shorter period of time. “It was amazing getting to know the city so well while getting close to Duke students I wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise. In Montreal we had a ton of free time to explore the area and really take advantage of the chance to ingratiate ourselves into the culture.” While some students may believe that studying away may hinder internship or job opportunities, Wendy Lu—who participated in the Butler-King’s College study away program— believes her abroad experience actually improved her job prospects. “I got to go to the career fair at King’s (my school in London) and was exposed to more opportunities in London,” she said. “Since I really wanted to live and work globally in the future, having the connections in London made me more confident about my choice and knowing all these other people from different countries working there reassured me that it is possible for me to do the same.”

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Global Education Office partners with DukeEngage and ACE on dinner series for returning students By Nidhila Masha The Global Education Office is partnering with DukeEngage and the Rubenstein-Bing Student Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) on a dinner series allowing students returning from these programsto reflect on their experiences. The Chronicle’s Nidhila Masha interviewed Carolyn Covalt and Abigail Grubbs—program coordinators for the Global Education Office for Undergraduates—and Meredith Casper, the assistant director for training and student development at Duke Engage. They discussed the reasons for the dinner series and difficulties students face re-adjusting to life on campus. The Chronicle: What inspired you to begin organizing these sessions? Carolyn Covalt, Abigail Grubbs and Meredith Casper: The GEO and DukeEngage decided to collaborate to create this dinner series with a variety of campus partners and experts, hoping to address the many challenges students have in integrating their time away once they are back on campus. We hope that the dinners provide returning students with the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, while also providing some structure in a small, intimate setting. TC: What do you hope students will take away from these sessions? CC, AG, MC: This greatly depends on which dinner a student attends, but overall our goal is for students to reflect, to think critically and to

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begin to articulate how their experience away connects to their Duke education, as well as to their life beyond Duke. TC: Why has the Career Center chosen to do dinners instead of regular meetings? CC, AG, MC: The Career Center is only one of the campus partners that we chose to invite to participate in one of these dinners; the career–focused dinner is not meant to replace appointments with the Career Center. Rather, it is one of the themes that we have chosen to focus on in a group setting, hoping that students might learn from each others’ experiences. We still encourage all students, even those who attend the career–focused dinner, to make individual appointments with the Career Center. TC: What problems do students face when they first get back to Duke? CC, AG, MC: This, again, depends on the individual student, but is one of the reasons that we created the dinner series–to explore this question! Many students do feel overwhelmed, but what we have heard the most is that students want to reflect upon their time away with peers, as well as with campus mentors, but don’t often feel that they have the time or space to do so. Also, we hear that students find that connecting their experiences away with academics as well as with future opportunities is a real challenge.

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THE BEAUTIFUL CONTRADICTION | By Amir Williams Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful. From the mountains to the crystal blue sea, it radiates elegance and effortless charm. For my first couple of days in the city, this is all that I focused on. As I dove deeper into the material of the classroom and heard from lecturers, I realized the contradiction that so strongly characterizes the city. During our second week in the program, we participated in a walking lecture that allowed us to learn about the District Six forced removals of the apartheid regime. As we climbed to the top of the mountain to look out on the city, we saw the glimmering ocean bordered by the

city center, which we learned was where the whites were designated to live. On the other side of the mountain, we saw the townships where blacks and colored people were forced. This historical legacy affected this city so strongly. How could a city so beautiful have a narrative so horrifying and unjust? This question is one that informed my time in South Africa and allowed me to understand and piece together the stories of strife, resistance, triumph and the fight for human rights. Study Away Program: SIT/IHP - Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning, and Politics

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