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  • A summer of becoming MadrileƱas

  • Dear Global Education Office,

    In the short 6 weeks with Duke in Spain, I know that I have made some of the best memories I will have throughout Duke. From cities to grand cathedrals, Mallorcan beaches, the Picos de Europa mountain range, and not to mention the best gazpacho I will…

  • Credit: Mathilde Ooi
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, summer
  • 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
  • Duke in Berlin

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in Berlin was one of the best experiences of my life! Being pre-Med, I worried about being able to study abroad during my college career. This program gave me exactly what I needed and even forced me out of my comfort zone when I was enrolled…

  • Credit: Aidan Haney
  • Major: Evolutionary Anthropology
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, summer
  • 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:

    The Gods' Point of View

    The Duke in Greece program was one of the highlights of my Duke experience.  As a math and biology student, I spend most of my time on campus in science buildings and labs.  I was excited to explore something in the Classics,…

  • Credit: Anne Talkington
  • Major: Math/Biology
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Parque de Buen Retiro

    When I die bury me inside the Retiro! This park is so beautiful, accessible, and endless- it is definitely one of my favorite spots in the city. Only a few blocks from where I'm staying, it's fantastic to run in and it's great…

  • Credit: Thomas Fitzpatrick IV
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, Spain, 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:

    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:

    There is a common tendency among French language and French studies students to focus almost exclusively on metropolitan France. For someone who has participated in study abroad programs in both Paris and Montreal, I can confidently say that no French cultural experience is complete without a careful examination…

  • Credit: Ainan Liu
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Canada, Duke in Montreal, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:
     

    Words, neither English nor Spanish, literally cannot describe how thankful I am for this experience. The time that I spent in Alicante, Spain in the Intensive Language Program has allowed me to grow in ways that I did not even expect. It may seem like a…

  • Credit: Jonathan Hill-Rorie
  • Tags: Duke Intensive Spanish in Alicante, Spain, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    New Horizons

    I never thought I could feel so strangely at home in a place so far from it. Spain allowed me to see and encounter it all, my experience being shaped by everything from the spectacular, such as this breathtaking view from the mountains in Asturias…

  • Credit: Ali Schwartz
  • Tags: Duke in Spain, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Fete-de-Geneve

    It seems all so perfect and romantic. My last day in Geneva was also the last day of the Fete-de-Geneve (the Geneva Festival). The beautiful city bade me farewell in the most wonderful manner - with fireworks blazing over Lake Geneva for hours into the night.…

  • Credit: Arun Karottu
  • Tags: Duke in Geneva, Switzerland, 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:

    The beautiful island of Santorini was one of the first stops on our tour around Greece. After a day at sea, visiting the volcanic islands and swimming out to the hot springs, our program set up donkey rides for those of us who wanted to go. Some…

  • Credit: Mesha Sloss
  • Major: Classical Civilizations
  • Tags: Duke in Greece, Greece, summer
  • Postcard From Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Before coming to Berlin, I had never left the North America. Landing in another country where the common language is different from your own is frightening. I would soon learn that Berlin is a diverse and multicultural center, and it's fairly normal to hear multiple languages when…

  • Credit: Kristian King
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Berlin, Duke in Berlin, Germany, 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:

    During our time in Australia, we studied island biogeography, essentially attempting to understand the correlation between the distribution of organisms and the unique geography of Australia. One of the most intriguing places we visited was Kakadu National Park. It was here that we observed breathtaking termite mounds…

  • Credit: David Lung
  • Major: Biology
  • Tags: Australia, Duke in Australia, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    We went all the way across the world to study in a place of rich culture, food, and landscape. Beijing is a metropolitan experience, but the summer trip was much more than that. Our language program went along hand in hand with the things we saw and…

  • Credit: Zenia Zheng
  • Major: Economics and Chinese
  • Tags: Beijing, China, Duke in China, summer
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain