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  • Bois de Boulogne

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Pictured is a family rowing along the Lac Inférieur in Bois de Boulogne, one of best of more than 400 parks and gardens throughout Paris. Although there are countless monuments and museums to see, I think one of the best aspects of the city is the abundance…

  • Credit: Brittany Wong
  • Major: Chemistry, French
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Duke in Paris

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Une partie de mon cœur reste à Paris. Part of my heart stays in Paris. Through Duke in Paris, I spent an incredible six weeks living like a Parisian and improving my French. I never imagined that Paris would become similar to another home or that I…

  • Credit: Madison Mastrangelo
  • Major: Double major in Public Policy and Global Health with a minor in French
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Nighttime on the Seine

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    On one of the first weekends I was in Paris, I took a walk down to the Seine river at night. The Seine runs through the heart of Paris, and in many ways it represents the city better than the Eiffel Tower: especially at night, the river…

  • Credit: Elise Nelson
  • Major: Linguistics
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Mont-Saint-Michel

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    In the picture, you can see me in front of Mont-Saint-Michel, a wondrous community and abbey on top of a tidal island on the northwestern coast of France. A frequent point of dispute between the regions of Brittany and Lower Normandy, the island is the second most…

  • Credit: Sarp Uner
  • Major: Computer Science / Mathematics
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • On top of Notre-Dame

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Towards the end of my six week program, I was finishing up the last couple of things I wanted to do in Paris before returning home. Climbing Notre-Dame, the iconic gothic church in the middle of the city, was the last thing left to do on my…

  • Credit: Matina Kakalis
  • Major: Biology/ Global Health
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • A spatial and temporal contemplation

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    It has been so wonderful coming back to Paris. Although I have been here numerous times, they were always really short visits, within three week timeframes. Through the Duke in Paris summer program, I have been extremely lucky with my host family situation. They took me in…

  • Credit: Eileen Lin
  • Major: Languages and Global Health
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Macarons à Paris

    Dear Global Education Office:

    In Paris, my group learned to make Macaroons in a French bakery called "L'atelier des Gâteaux" (literally, "cake workshop"). This is a picture of the macaroons made by my classmates and me. They tasted even better than they look! 

    -Juliette Pigott

  • Credit: Juliette Pigott
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Going into the program, I knew I would get a lot out of it educationally and experience-wise. What I did not realize was how easily the 14 other people in the program became my family away from my family. Seeing places like the Eiffel Tower and Monet's Nympheas in person will…

  • Credit: Ana Maganto Ramirez
  • Major: Cultural Antropology
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    There is so much to see and do in Paris that six weeks really isn't enough. Besides the really well know attractions like the Eiffel Tour or the Notre Dame, you will be amazed by the number of not so well known places that leave a huge…

  • Credit: Lisa Aliogo
  • Major: Undecided
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    If you go to Paris, bring a coat.

    The city is beautiful and historic, and even Starbucks can be found inside an old stone building with gold walls and ornate chandeliers. They say the metro is confusing, but I love it. The lines crisscross the city like…

  • Credit: Meghan Gloudemans
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Since the Duke in Paris program ended three weeks ago, I find myself missing Paris more than I have missed any place in my life. My decision to participate in Duke in Paris was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and my appreciation and…

  • Credit: Charmaine Mutucumarana
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Paris is the place to be for the summer! Although I left Paris just 2 or 3 weeks ago, I'm already missing this amazing city where you cannot be bored, no matter how hard you try. I was really thrilled with the opportunity to live…

  • Credit: Veronica Ciocanel
  • Major: Mathematics
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    South of France was a much-needed break from the cigarette smoke and noisy metros of Paris. We relaxed in the Italian-influenced restaurants of Aix-en-Provence while munching on olives in this slow-paced village. Even the centre-ville was much more laid-back than the bustling, polluted streets of Paris. We ventured…

  • Credit: Laleh Bahrami
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Duke in Paris summer program was an incredible way to learn French and see Paris in a different way. Professor Reisinger’s theatre class was especially interesting- we read some very different plays and then got to see performances in famous Parisian theatres. I learned so much…

  • Credit: Grace Cao
  • Tags: Brodhead, Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This picture was taken during a dinner at my apartment in Paris and captures what I love most about the summer program: the unparalleled opportunity to get to know students both in and outside of class.

    This summer’s highlights included a breath-taking weekend in the South of…

  • Credit: Deb Reisinger
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The six weeks I spent in France this summer was definitely one of the highlights of my Duke experience. My favorite part about Paris was that there was no thing as an ordinary stroll through the city: every street, every neighborhood, every building, large and small, flourished…

  • Credit: Chelsea He
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I had been in Paris for three days before starting the Duke Summer in Paris program. It was one of the best experiences I have had in my life. Through our class work we went out and had conversations with native French speakers, which not only improves…

  • Credit: Anders Campbell
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Paris without its cafés would not be Paris! I snapped this picture after having class at a café one day. We had spent the morning sitting at the street-side tables, discussing our readings about the origins and history of the café, and sipping a chocolat chaud or…

  • Credit: Amee Tan
  • Major: undecided
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The six weeks I spent in Paris were definitely the best weeks of my summer! The two classes we took allowed us to reflect further on our experiences, and to really situate what we were seeing in a historical and cultural context. I loved visiting museums and…

  • Credit: Jennifer Denike
  • Major: African and African American Studies & French and Creole
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France, Paris, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain