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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
  • Sleep and tourist attractions

  • This composition portrays two beautiful and cherished aspects of Parisian life; the magnificent and the mundane.  The more familiar clock is visited by people from all over the world. The picture in the middle of the clock is of my forehead as I was about to sleep after a marvelous, sight-seeing…

  • Credit: Nmelichukwu Anene
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Carrousel de la Tour Eiffel

  • Paris – the word itself seems to echo with a certain ethereal energy, as if it’s been drifting through collective imaginations for centuries.  It has, indeed, evolved into something larger-than-life – a grand fairytale of sorts.

    But in this photo, I see a different version of the city.  The image’s still,…

  • Credit: Talia Patapoutian
  • 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
  • Fashion Machine

  • While staying in France I got the opportunity to visit a small sewing mill that has been been in business for many generations. Visiting this location for me was a contrast between the old and the new. I have always known Paris as the fashion capital of the world and it…

  • Credit: Tracy Mbuoben
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Fire and Water

  • Duke in Paris enabled me to explore the wonder of Paris and much more. Through the program I was able to visit south France and gain a diverse experience of  French life and culture. Each city in France has a particular perspective and I enjoyed being able to partake of this…

  • Credit: Tracy Mbuoben
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Luminous Sounds

  • As evening was approaching in France, the celebration during la fête de la musique was winding down. All day I had gotten the opportunity to engage in this annual tradition of Paris where many streets are shut down so that pedestrians can attend a range of musical events.  After listening to…

  • Credit: Tracy Mbuoben
  • Tags: Duke in Paris, France
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain