Duke University : Global Education for Undergraduates

Mission Statement

Through intercultural academic experiences, the Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) challenges students’ perspectives, expands self-awareness, and inspires lifelong global engagement.

This is accomplished by:

  • Encouraging all Duke undergraduates to seek a meaningful educational experience by studying abroad for a year, semester or summer;
  • Providing administrative oversight for all Duke-administered programs, and for all undergraduate exchanges with foreign universities, as well as consulting and interfacing with all Duke-approved programs for Duke undergraduates;
  • Operating a number of Duke programs, including all Duke summer programs;
  • Establishing new programs abroad for the academic year and summer in areas (geographic and/or disciplinary) where opportunities are lacking for Duke students;
  • Promoting study abroad at Duke by advising students of their opportunities and assisting them in planning and arranging for the experience. The Office should support Duke-administered programs by actively recruiting students from Duke and from other universities;
  • Recruiting and admitting Visiting International Students for a semester or year of study at Duke as non-degree candidates; and advising and assisting these students;
  • Establishing contact with overseas institutions via exchanges and new program development;
  • Seeking new ways to further the international educational experience at Duke. In order to accomplish these goals, the Global Education Office consults with the Arts and Sciences Committee on Study Abroad and with involved departments and faculty concerning new program development, budget management, approval of non-Duke programs, transfer of credits and general study abroad policies.
    • Eiffel Tower in Paris
    • Eiffel Tower in Paris

  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain