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  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Studying abroad with Duke in Oxford is a very worthwhile experience. I took a course called Science, Ethics, and Society, in which we studied and debated about various ethical issues. It was a precious experience to take a course in a collegiate university and be able to…

  • Credit: Tiffany Ho
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Christ Church, Oxford

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    For 7 weeks, I was tutored in classical and contemporary political philosophy at New College.  We studied the works of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Mill, and Rawls.  Although, as an American, Locke’s and Rousseau’s discussions of freedom naturally hit close to home, I found myself most moved…

  • Credit: Harrison Ferlauto
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Henry's Oxford Postcard

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    I spent this summer studying Modern British Political History at the University of Oxford in England. While challenging, the program's emphasis on individualistic learning and critical analysis immensely contributed to my intellectual skillset. Each week we had a lecture and a tutorial to attend outside of required…

  • Credit: Henry Washington Jr.
  • Major: English & AAAS
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Lost in London

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The highlight of the Duke in Oxford study abroad program was getting lost in London. We managed to stumble upon Big Ben (as pictured) and Buckingham Palace. Nevertheless, we were not lost for long, as strangers, people who no obligation to help us, not only supplied directions,…

  • Credit: Kristen Buehne
  • Major: Biology and Religion
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Oxford From Above

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    The last week of the Duke in Oxford program, I ascended the New College Bell Tower--the Oxford equivalent of a Chapel Climb. From the top of the tower, the whole city was visible below. I was able to see the iconic Radcliffe Camera, where I had spent…

  • Credit: Haley Sullivan
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Home: New College Grounds

  • 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…

  • Credit: Diana Ye
  • Major: Economics and Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Adventures in Oxford

    This summer passed by in a blur filled with ancient stone and monumental buildings. Oxford was truly an amazing place, and climbing the tower of St. Mary's provided the best view of this fantastic city. This experience has helped me appreciate the history of higher education and the…

  • Credit: Meaghan Shaw
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Living On the Edge

    Dear Global Education Office,

    Standing on the very edge of the White Cliffs of Dover, 350 feet above the English Channel, the sound of waves crashing and seagulls shrieking, I realized how fleeting yet important this summer was. Six weeks with the Duke in Oxford program had…

  • Credit: Kristen Shortley
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    From the top of the New College tower, you could see all of Oxford: the serious scholars briskly interweaving the hoards of matching tourists on the narrow sidewalks as they made their way to the beautiful Bodleian Library or a quaint café that supplied energizing tea and…

  • Credit: Becky Chao
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This is the archway that takes you from the living areas of New College to the Main Quad. I loved walking through it because it reminded me that everything at Oxford is steeped in tradition and history. Every time I walked through the dark corridor and saw…

  • Credit: Victoria Scott
  • Major: English and Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    My first day in Oxford was a busy one. After about a day's worth of travelling, I arrived on campus in desperate need of sleep and food. After getting relatively lost in the city, my friends and I stumbled upon a pub. While they were excited to…

  • Credit: Erin Stidham
  • Major: Religion
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office,:

    My decision to spend the summer in the United Kingdom through the Duke in Oxford program was probably the best decision I've ever made. From the moment I took the bus from Heathrow airport to the city of Oxford, I was overwhelmed with excitement for the next…

  • Credit: Kawon Lee
  • Major: English & Philosophy
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Duke in Oxford summer program was the perfect opportunity to learn about Victorian literature, England, and myself all in a single, incredible summer. For six weeks, I was immersed in an intellectual tradition stretching back through centuries -- a tradition that has maintained its energy, sophistication,…

  • Credit: Melissa Miller
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, Oxford, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I took this picture outside Blenheim Palace, some 30 minutes away by bus from Oxford. In addition to being an astounding display of art and architecture, the palace itself is hailed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. It was raining that day, hence the umbrella, but…

  • Credit: Jie Wang
  • Major: Biology/Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Having never studied abroad before, I am so glad that I was accepted into the program here at Oxford. The city is truly amazing, and with the Olympics going on, the timing could not have been more perfect.

    Even with the excitement of London 2012, one of…

  • Credit: Anjali Sawh
  • Major: Public Policy, English
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Duke in Oxford program was absolutely amazing. I went into the program with hopes of coming out of it with a newfound appreciation for Shakespeare and that’s exactly what happened.

    My tutor was the best! He taught me how to read open-mindedly and see things from…

  • Credit: Salem Tsegaye
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    From the moment I stepped off the bus in Oxford's Gloucester Green station, I knew that I was in for a fantastic experience. The town buzzed with life as tourists, shoppers and scholars snaked their way through the narrow streets and alleyways. I could feel the rich,…

  • Credit: Bryan Gomez-Wong
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Duke in Oxford, England, Oxford, United Kingdom, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain