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  • Duke in Bologna

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    Pictured here is the beautiful Piazza Maggiore, which I was lucky enough to walk through each day on my way to class. After passing through the Piazza, we would make our way through narrow streets lined with vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables and people gracefully tipping…

  • Credit: Sarah Perrin
  • Major: ICS
  • Tags: Duke in Bologna, Italy
  • Duke in Venice - Food for Thought

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    My experience in Italy was one that I will never forget. I've wanted to go to Italy for my entire life, and through Duke, I was able to go to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Venice, Verona, Padova, Bologna, Milan, Naples, Pompeii, and Rome all in the…

  • Credit: Erin Locey
  • Major: Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice summer
  • Duke in Rome

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I attended the Duke in Rome program, and it is definitely an experience that opened my eyes to the vast and diverse nature of the world. Our course focused on ancient Rome, and we traveled to over 17 cities in southern Italy to examine the various sites…

  • Credit: Jasmine Judge
  • Major: International Comparative Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy
  • In Napoli, Beside the Sea

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    A few peers from the Duke in Venice group and I take a picture atop the Castel Nuovo, a historic castle in the city of Naples. I spent the weekend there, and it was by far my favorite in Italy. I visited the very workplace of my…

  • Credit: Gabriella Rivera
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, summer
  • 2,000 years

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    When I first saw the Pantheon, I was struck by its perfection. A marvelous combination of Roman engineering and architecture, it has spectacularly survived 2,000 years of wars, fires, and earthquakes on top of natural weathering. The Pantheon is perhaps the best embodiment of the architectural legacies…

  • Credit: Yifan Song
  • Major: Economics and History
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    After an afternoon exploring the city of Venice, meandering through its winding alleyways with no particular destination in mind, we were starving.  Upon completion of a typical Italian meal at our favorite restaurant, Rossopomodoro, we managed to hoard enough bread to feed the infamous pigeons of the…

  • Credit: Nicole Gagnon
  • Major: Physics
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I think some of the best moments of Duke in Rome were seeing things that I only thought I would ever see in textbooks. Being there, seeing a beautiful place like Sant'Ivo...it amazed me that a mortal could create something like this. And it made me realize…

  • Credit: Chelsea Bright
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Bec in Firenze!

    Ciao Duke! Arriving on campus each day at Villa La Pietra (behind me) never gets old and will definitely be something I miss when I leave. Florence is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to and studying abroad here has not…

  • Credit: Rebecca Stone
  • Major: History / Theater Studies
  • Tags: Florence, Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    During my 15 weeks in Venezia, I never would have imagined that it would be so beautiful, so engaging, and just all around amazing. From taking a vaporetto everywhere to spending my spring break in the south of Spain. Everything was new and exciting. I have been…

  • Credit: Amanda Morrall
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I swim in music.

    One night in November after going out for some amazing pizza (apple & gorgonzola, anyone? It's my favorite) a group of us happened upon Santa Croce, a church that is close to the Arno River. There was an unseen organist playing, and so…

  • Credit: Marissa Bergmann
  • Major: Visual Studies
  • Tags: Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Studying abroad in Florence, Italy was a wonderful experience! I chose Florence because I’ve always enjoyed art and thought my semester abroad would be the perfect opportunity to study art history. I cannot think of a place where art permeates the past and present cityscape more…

  • Credit: Morgan Sanders
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Florence, Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    I cannot rave enough about my experience in the Duke in Florence program! I had always heard that Florence was full of history, but I never would have believed how true it was without having lived there. As a student at Villa Corsi-Salviati, all of that…

  • Credit: Michael Harris
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Florence, Florence, Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    We’ve been in Venice for two weeks now and are already thinking about how sad we will be when we have to leave. Not only because we love Venice, but also because getting to the airport is going to be such an ordeal, dragging our luggage across…

  • Credit: Matthew Rogers
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice, 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 Office of Study Abroad:

    My experience in Italy has been life-changing to say the least. I have come to understand Italian culture, as well as my own identity in the process. Through walking the time-worn streets of Rome, I have learned to appreciate its antiquity and artistic beauty. I have…

  • Credit: Tina Liang
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Italy, Rome
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    My memorable study abroad experience was hiking 8 hours along the “Path of the Gods” on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. About three hours into the hike, our group accidentally strayed from the actual trail, missed the mountain refuge, and therefore ran out of water…

  • Credit: Brian Katz
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This is a picture of a fresh fruit market in Venice, Italy. Sure, they have grocery stores there, but nothing beats the food you buy from the morning markets. Food in Italy just tastes better, simple dishes taste extraordinary. Maybe it is the lust for life of…

  • Credit: Savannah McMullen
  • Major: History and Cultural Anthropology
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    We have been home for two and a half weeks now, which means I have been reminiscing about Venice – nonstop – for the past...two and a half weeks, give or take. Honestly, our entire experience in Venice was unparalleled. Particularly memorable, however, was our half day…

  • Credit: Amanda Conway
  • Tags: Brodhead, Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Spending a summer term in Venice was one of the greatest things I've done in my life. As an art student, the original art and architecture were priceless to see in person. Not only did I form amazing relationships with the other students in the program,…

  • Credit: Brandi Feemster
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Duke in Venice, Italy, Venice
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Students on the Duke in Rome 2011 Summer Program enjoy a well-earned pizza lunch after exploring Herculaneum, one of the cities covered by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The delicious and plentiful food was one highlight of the program. We needed it! There was a…

  • Credit: Mary T. Boatwright
  • Major: Program Instructor
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, Rome, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain