Duke University : Global Education for Undergraduates

Currently Abroad

Your time abroad will be a wonderful way of enriching and diversifying your education. You will learn a tremendous amount simply from living and learning in a new social and cultural environment, from the people you meet, and from life as it unfolds. Additionally, for many students the study abroad experience stimulates not just a new way of looking at themselves and the world, but new ideas about what comes after they graduate.

Here we offer some ideas on how to make the most of your time abroad, as well as some important items for you to think about before you return.

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    • Postcard from Abroad
    • Dear Global Education Office

      Duke in Oxford allowed me to satisfy all my childhood fantasies and literary pleasures. From visiting The Eagle and Child, the famous pub where J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis mused about their works over drinks, to visiting the cloisters of New College, where scenes from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire were filmed, I was completely engrossed in Oxford's attractions from day one. Wednesday night high tables and personal tutorials further exposed me to the British education system, an interactive and enlightening experience among parties of three. Browsing vintage bookstores and the famous Blackwells bookstore became other favorite pastimes while visiting different cities around the UK quickly became another. Visiting Roman Baths and Stratford, the birthplace of Shakespeare, were additional fond memories. Watching from the audience The Jew of Malta and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime were also significant others. Ultimately, these events influenced not only my major interests but also helped me develop a greater understanding of migration, especially surrounding the UK and EU. Potential students who are considering studying at Oxford in the future should ultimately prepare to get lost in this historical and literary city. Try not to fall in love with it, if possible.

      Best wishes,


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