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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
  • Big Ben

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The Duke in London Finance program was one of the best experiences of my life.  Not only was it an astounding educational opportunity, but also an incredibly fun and fulfilling experience. I able to learn from two of the best professors that I’ve ever had, and I…

  • Credit: Richard Law
  • Major: Economics and Computer Science
  • Tags: Duke in London Finance, 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

  • London Calling

    As an English major and theatre fanatic, I knew London would be the perfect destination for me, but the Duke in London Drama program exceeded all of my expectations. I spent my days in magnificent theatres watching brilliant actors in truly spectacular productions, exploring and fully enjoying myself. Now,…

  • Credit: Haley Enos
  • Major: English
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Where It All Began

    Dear Global Education Office,

    While I spent the majority of my six weeks abroad in London, my program did also take a short trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.  There, I spent one of my favorite days of the trip, wandering around the beautiful village…

  • Credit: Krista Kowalczyk
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, 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

  • A walk in the park

    Dear Global Education Office,

    I captured this photo on a walk in Green park with some friends.  You can see Buckingham Palace, and the Victoria monument in the background.  Having so much history surrounding you at all times is truly an astounding feeling.   While studying…

  • Credit: Aj Laudenslager
  • Major: Theatre Studies
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Exploring the Cotswolds

    Dear Global Education Office,

    I'm studying theatre in London, but one of my favorite experiences was when we got a chance to explore the countryside! For our long weekend, my friend and I were able to wander from village to village on a truly spontaneous adventure, befriending sheep…

  • Credit: Meghan Gloudemans
  • Major: Visual and Media Studies
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This program has been a life experience that I will NEVER forget! I’m a pre-med student, but I did theater in high school and I still absolutely love it, so I decided to apply to this program so I could focus completely on theater before I had…

  • Credit: Erin Locey
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, 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

  • Living London Live!

    Dear Global Education Office:

    The time that I have had this summer has been amazing. Seeing 28 different productions composed of operas, musicals, and drama theatre was nothing short of incredible. Basically being plopped in West Central London with a group of other students and being allowed to…

  • Credit: Ashton Pemberton
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Interestingly, I'm a Biology Major and I plan to study medicine after Duke, and before this summer, I had never really been exposed much to the world of theater. Needless to say, my experience was amazing. Since being back on campus, I now frequently attend plays and…

  • Credit: Uchenna Osuji
  • Major: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, London, 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:

    As a lover of the arts, I applied to the Duke in London Drama theater program with the supposition that my days would consist of European adventures, while my nights would be filled with "Broadway-style" shenanigans. My time reflected this postulation, but I did not consider strongly…

  • Credit: Nikki Rigl
  • Major: Psychology/Theater
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, London, United Kingdom, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain