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  • 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:

    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
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Duke in London took us from Sophocles to Laura Wade, through the Royal Opera House, out into the Globe Theatre, and eventually into the fish-n-chip shop outside the Roundhouse. Any artist will tell you that the best way to learn is to immerse oneself in as many…

  • Credit: Jamie Bell
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, London, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    The 2012 Duke in London-Drama program attended 28 productions including operas, modern dance shows, plays, monologue collections, musicals, and verbatim theatre. Our class paid special attention to Shakespeare, however, as a prolific playwright, particularly in Britain. We saw Richard III at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and as "groundlings"…

  • Credit: Bailey Sincox
  • Major: English
  • Tags: Duke in London Drama, England, London, United Kingdom, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    When people ask how my semester in London was, I can only say that it was an eye-opening experience that pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me things I could never have learned had I stayed in the United States. Many sides of my…

  • Credit: Matthew Campbell
  • Tags: England, London, United Kingdom
  • Tower of London

  • The Tower of London with a view of "Traitor's Gate", so named because prisoners accused of treason such as Queen Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More passed through it.
  • Credit: Leslie Davis
  • Tags: England, London, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Seeing Big Ben, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square are experiences that people never forget. However, living on a college campus in England -- hearing my flatmates' thoughts on everything from college tuition to McDonald's to politics, debating the difference between jell-o and jelly, exploring East London…

  • Credit: Anna Schroeder
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Tags: England, London, United Kingdom
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Queen Mary, University London, a direct enrollment option, provided a great opportunity to learn about British culture. Because the Duke relationship with Queen Mary is so well-established, I received direct transfer credit for the biology and economics courses I took. I shared a flat with amazing British…

  • Credit: Andrew Bouley
  • Tags: London, Queen Mary University, United Kingdom
  • Principe Pio - Madrid, Spain