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  • Interning in China

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Last year was the first time Duke in China participants could also participate in an internship. Of the 39 who were in the language intensive program, 4 (including me!) stayed after for three weeks, getting to know what it's like to live as an adult working woman…

  • Credit: Zoey Kang
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • The Unexpected

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Four weeks into my summer classes in Beijing, my teacher came to me with an intriguing opportunity: a Beijing-based study abroad company wanted to host an information session for Chinese students intending on applying to American universities, and they hoped the participation of several current American college…

  • Credit: Samuel Slack
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Trip to the Great Wall

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    It was such an amazing experienece to visit the Great Wall. I've never actually been there in person, so I was very excited to go there even in the beginning of the Duke In China program. As such, we had great short trips to different places in…

  • Credit: Jin Oh
  • Major: ICS
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Thanks for everything

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Visiting China has been the most transformative experience of my life. Going into the summer, I was barely able to speak the language. I struggled to exchange money in the airport and had great difficulty arriving at my study abroad location. However, through my studies in this…

  • Credit: Timothy Blumberg
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This picture is from the day my Duke in China teachers brought my classmates and me to visit The Great Wall of China. We spent more than three hours trekking the impressive wall and taking in the breathtaking landscape around it. This trip, and my entire Duke…

  • Credit: Justin Rosenblum
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    This photo was taken the morning after we camped on a restricted, unrestored portion of the Great Wall near Simatai. To call getting there an adventure would be an understatement; it took an hour and a half on the subway, a two hour public bus ride, an…

  • Credit: Will Gallagher
  • Major: AMES
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Lost in China

    Dear Global Education Office, 

    Three long, hot, and occasionally polluted weeks into our Beijing summer study program, we are able to travel to LongQing Gorge about 2 hours away from Beijing's sprawling city center. This weekend excursion (conveniently arranged by our teachers, all we had to do was…

  • Credit: David Jones
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • 北京杜克暑期班

    Dear Global Education Office,

    For our midterm trip, Duke Summer in China took a trip to Suzhou and Shanghai. In Suzhou, we found a hidden street full of small stores and food stalls -- easily the best snack food in China. I had a great time studying Chinese for two…

  • Credit: Emily Partner
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    I am so glad I was able to spend the better part of my summer studying in Beijing, China (with short trips to Xi'an and Shanghai). During the Duke in China program, not only did my Mandarin language skills improve exponentially, but I was also able to…

  • Credit: Elizabeth Dowd
  • Major: Computer Science and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • When in China...

    Dear Global Education Office,

    In this picture, I am on the great wall of China. This was taken after a brief conversation with a lady who was selling postcards and other trinkets on the wall. After I bought postards from her, she jokingly asked me in Chinese,"are you Obama's little sister?" …

  • Credit: Tarela Osuobeni
  • Major: Political Science and Chinese
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Soaring through China

    Dear Global Education Office,

    My summer in Beijing has been more incredible than I could possibly describe. I studied the equivalent of a year of Chinese in my two months here. I didn’t even notice how quickly my Chinese improved! My first week in Beijing I could barely…

  • Credit: Dana Raphael
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • China with a little Korean Spice

    Dear Global Education Office,

    I'm one month into my two month Duke in China program. If I hadn't been around the past month, I wouldn't believe the rate at which all of my classmates are absorbing Chinese in this immersive environment. The best part of…

  • Credit: Emelyn Erickson
  • Major: Global Health, Interdepartmental Major in AMES and ROMST
  • Tags: China, Duke in China
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    We went all the way across the world to study in a place of rich culture, food, and landscape. Beijing is a metropolitan experience, but the summer trip was much more than that. Our language program went along hand in hand with the things we saw and…

  • Credit: Zenia Zheng
  • Major: Economics and Chinese
  • Tags: Beijing, China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

     

    I've seen the "Great Wall of China" numerous times in pictures. I've heard about the various political and social issues China faced. But little did I know that these aspects looked and felt different when I personally got to experience them in China.

    Based on the…

  • Credit: Linda Kim
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Tags: China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I always knew that I would study abroad, but it was ultimately a difficult route to pursue since the majority of my friends decided to remain at Duke for junior year. In the summer of 2008 I participated in the Duke Study in China Program, and in…

  • Credit: Angela Chang
  • Major: International Comparative Studies/Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Tags: China, Duke in China, Duke in Florence, Italy, Summer Research Fellowship
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I participated in DSIC this summer in Beijing. I first thought the only thing I can learn in this program was Chinese. But towards the end of this program, Chinese was only a method to understand Chinese culture. Although the course load was heavy, I had enough…

  • Credit: Jinhan Ahn
  • Tags: Beijing, China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke Study in China is a great opportunity for those who are interested in studying Chinese language and culture. I was impressed by the quality of the program, namely, the courses, teachers, language partners, and other activities provided.

    Although two months do not seem that long, with…

  • Credit: Montira Mahinchai
  • Tags: China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    This summer was one of the best summers in my life!

    Living in Beijing was a series of adventures and surprises - mostly, I am glad that I had an opportunity to live in Beijing this year. I could tell that China is now at very critical…

  • Credit: Jasmine Kim
  • Tags: Beijing, China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    It’s tough cramming a year’s worth of Chinese into two months, but it’s not until you challenge yourself that you realize what you can really do. I was terrified to practice speaking Chinese at Duke for fear of making a fool of myself in front of my…

  • Credit: Samantha Cunningham
  • Tags: China, Duke in China, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This is a picture taken at the Great Wall at Simatai, a beautiful and unpolished portion of the famous wall. The trip turned out to be a memorable one given that we started at 3:30 in the morning when everything was pitch black and I was without…

  • Credit: Angela Chang
  • Tags: Beijing, China, Duke in China, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain