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  • OTS Takes South Africa

    Dear Global Education Office,

    Since the beginning of my college career I knew that I wanted to find a way to study abroad, and this summer in South Africa provided the perfect opportunity. 

    From the time I arrived in Joburg to the end of the 4 weeks…

  • Credit: Sarah Thornburgh
  • Major: Global Health and Biology
  • Tags: OTS in South Africa, South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I had a fantastic opportunity when I traveled to South Africa to study global health. Prior to this trip, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do after graduating from Duke. Visiting hospitals and seeing health clinics in rural areas had a huge impact…

  • Credit: Debbie Xie
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Tags: OTS, South Africa, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This is me climbing the largest dune within the Namib Desert--The Big Daddy. I visited Namibia during my spring break while studying at University of Cape Town. On this morning, my friends and I woke up before sunrise, drove several miles on gravel roads, and then climbed…

  • Credit: Kate Newman
  • Major: Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Tags: Cape Town, South Africa, UCT
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    This was my second time with the Duke paleoanthropology field school in South Africa, however this time I tagged along as a TA for the program. I was as blown away this year as I was last year. This year's group had the opportunity to go…

  • Credit: Alfredo Garcia
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    This was an amazing experience in which I was able to live each day as a safari experience in the wild. Through my experience, I have come to increase my appreciation for nature and paleoanthropology. It felt like I was on the set of National Geographic!…

  • Credit: Alfredo Garcia
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    The most influential experience in my life was my participation in the CFHI program in Durban. The program recruited premedical, medical, and PA students from the US, and sent us to serve in various orphanages, hospice centers, urban and rural hospitals, HIV clinics, and family practices.…

  • Credit: Sterling Tadlock
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Studying in Cape Town, South Africa has proved to be the most rewarding travel experience thus far in my life. This is the farthest I have ever been away from home and I knew very little about South Africa before coming here. It has turned out to…

  • Credit: Julie Zuckerbrod
  • Major: Psychology
  • Tags: Africa, South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Adventures in South Africa

    Dear Global Education Office,

    I have recently returned home from my study abroad experience as part of the OTS/Duke Semester in South Africa. Through this program I was given the opportunity to conduct my own field research experiments in a wide variety of different South African biomes…

  • Credit: Kyle Vickstrom
  • Major: Environmental Biology
  • Tags: OTS, South Africa
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I had an incredible semester abroad —- different, complex, totally crazy. I traveled through Brazil, South Africa and France, wrote a four-part ethnography of public phone booths, and was privileged to live with five inspiring, caring, and unconventional host families. I was continually amazed that I was…

  • Credit: Ragini Srinivasan
  • Tags: Brazil, France, South Africa
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain