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  • Sunset Before High Tides

  • Happiness is not measured by what we earn, but how we earned it.

    Vision is not only about what we can see, but what we are willing to see and travel miles just to see it.

    The world is like a library, how much can you read? 

    -Florence

  • Credit: Florence Tesha
  • Major: Global Health and Chinese
  • Tags: Africa
  • Living the Coast

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Zanzibar is one among the three small East African islands in the Indian ocean. In the evening, people gather together to play football and other traditional dances on the beach, while others prepare their boats for fishing. One doesn't even have to live in Zanzibar or be…

  • Credit: Florence Tesha
  • Major: Global Health and Chinese
  • Tags: Africa
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    There is a tourist attraction in Isalo National Park called "The Window of Isalo." It's basically a natural 'window' carved into the rock from which one can view the sunset. Well, this isn't a picture of that. Instead, I was captivated not by the blinding light shining…

  • Credit: Tiffany Shao
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    They told us we'd be visiting the spiny desert (keyword: desert). But that evening, after a hot, cloudless day, we saw storm clouds gather in the distance. We heard the thunder drums rolling in as the night progressed. And then, rain. Glorious rain.

    This photo was taken…

  • Credit: Tiffany Shao
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Duke in Ghana was an amazing, intellectually enlightening, physically challenging, and horizon broadening experience. My prejudicial biases and limited thinking were washed away by the kindness of the Ghanaian people, the beautiful music, and the gorgeous countryside. Anyone who refuses to remain ignorant and dares to…

  • Credit: Cyndie Seraphin
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Africa, Duke in Ghana, Ghana, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Studying in Cape Town, South Africa has proved to be the most rewarding travel experience thus far in my life. This is the farthest I have ever been away from home and I knew very little about South Africa before coming here. It has turned out to…

  • Credit: Julie Zuckerbrod
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Africa, South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    I entered into my semester in Senegal with high expectations. During the year prior to going abroad, I had come to the conclusion that the world was too small. Having traveled extensively throughout North America, Europe and South America, I found that cultures were inherently similar.…

  • Credit: Christine Schellack
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Africa, Senegal
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    I wrote an Independent Study Project about mother-to-son parenting in a Zulu township where fathers were absent from many of the families due to current socio-cultural trends. This photograph of a mother and her sons captures such a family relationship that I concentrated my studies on.…

  • Credit: Katy Terrell
  • Major: Cultural Anthropology
  • Tags: Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Studying abroad in Kenya was simultaneously one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences of my life. From the moment I left the airport in Nairobi, I was constantly aware of my whiteness, of my foreignness, and of my high economic standing compared to all the…

  • Credit: Abby Gray
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Africa, Kenya
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I have always wanted to travel to the enigmatic continent of Africa, largely to dispel the stereotypes I heard and experience it for myself. I was given the chance through the Duke in Ghana Program where I was able to immerse myself in the culture while also…

  • Credit: Danish Husain
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering and Economics
  • Tags: Africa, Duke in Ghana, Ghana, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I have grown a lot in the past month and a half. I can honestly say that I pushed myself very far out of my comfort zone and was surprised to find that I was not only perfectly okay, but glad to be outside of it. For…

  • Credit: Ashley Tsai
  • Major: Cultural Anthropology and Women's Studies
  • Tags: Africa, Duke in Ghana, Ghana, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    As I studied the behaviors of African wildlife, I found the animals and the scenery captivating and unique. Seeing a cheetah hunt and lions mate were definitely highlights of my study abroad semester, but there was so much more to learn and experience in Tanzania.

    Living among…

  • Credit: Vanessa Thomas
  • Tags: Africa, Tanzania, Thailand
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    Madagascar was the most incredible experience of my life. I saw things I had never seen before and I saw familiar things from new perspectives. I learned so much about the world and my place within it. After Madagascar, I am more determined than ever to…

  • Credit: Laura Saucier
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Africa, Madagascar
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain