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  • Duke Down Under

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Being in Australia for a month opened my eyes to the great natural beauty that surrounds us each and every day.  Without fail, there would be a new sight that would inspire a “wow” from somebody in the group every day.  The country radiates with awe-inspiring natural…

  • Credit: Jason Dinh
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • A Delicate Underwater Wonderland

    Dear Global Education Office,

    The Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder of the world, is the most incredible place I have visited so far. For many years, it had been at the top of my “bucket list.” Before my Duke career began, I was a volunteer at…

  • Credit: Cristina Martinez
  • Major: Biology and Environmental Science
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park in Syndey was one of the highlights of my summer abroad experience. We were able to interact with some of the iconic animals of Australia such as wallabies and koalas. Now that I'm back in the US, I hope to make a point…

  • Credit: Evan Williams
  • Major: EOS
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Captivated by Kakadu

    Dear Global Education Office, 

    Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Aboriginal art sites, and discovering incredible flora and fauna - Duke in Australia enabled me to experience and explore the Outback while making lasting friendships and reinforcing my interest in wildlife conservation. 

    During the first week and…

  • Credit: Deanna Badger
  • Major: Environmental Science
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Life Down Under

    Dear Global Education Office,

    I'm sad to say that my time in Australia is coming to an end. With less than a week left I'm begining to realize just how much I love this place. The amazing sites I've seen, people I've met, and animals I've excitedly gawked…

  • Credit: Jenna Freedman
  • Major: BioMedical Engineering
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    During our time in Australia, we studied island biogeography, essentially attempting to understand the correlation between the distribution of organisms and the unique geography of Australia. One of the most intriguing places we visited was Kakadu National Park. It was here that we observed breathtaking termite mounds…

  • Credit: David Lung
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Even though the Duke in Australia program focused on island-based evolution and Australia's flora and fauna, our time at the University of New South Wales near Sydney allowed us to experience Australia's urban culture. The best example of this was the opportunity to visit Sydney's world-famous opera…

  • Credit: Virginia Isava
  • Major: Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    While in Australia for four weeks this summer, I studied island biogeography. We learned in a manner that was extremely hands on; discussions included why it was safe to swim with a freshwater crocodile but not with a saltwater crocodile, where cane toads come from, why they…

  • Credit: Jordan Gulli
  • Major: Program II- Astrobiology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Of all the memorable times in Australia this summer, one of the best was our stay in Daintree National Park in Queensland. Our few days there were loaded with exciting activities such as sea kayaking, horse riding, bushwalks, and my favorite, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.…

  • Credit: Alice Fan
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This is a picture at Gudlom Falls in Kakadu National Park. The best part of the program for me was camping in Kakadu National Park. We learned about Aboriginal culture from Aboriginal guides, we hiked to some amazing waterfalls, and camped out and star-gazed at night. Kakadu…

  • Credit: Marie Gordon
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    Everyone has seen kangaroos, wallabies, and their relatives in pictures before. But that didn't take away from being up close and personal with them; they are really quite friendly and cuddly, to be honest. The sheer diversity and uniqueness of Australian wildlife is something I will…

  • Credit: Jeff Shi
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Feeling the country at Ubirr.

    Before going on Duke in Australia, I had never left the country. I was amazed at how much I learned in my class, from the country itself, and about myself.

    This picture was taken at Ubirr in Kakadu National Park. Here…

  • Credit: Wendy McGinnis
  • Major: Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Australian culture taught me that there is no sense stressing over work and other life annoyances, but rather that you should concentrate on doing those things you love. Australians live life to the fullest, and hold family and friends in the highest regard.

    I have used…

  • Credit: Avery Harrison
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
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