Duke University : Global Education for Undergraduates

Duke in Silicon Valley

May 24 to June 23, 2017

* See the Program Schedule page for a more detailed itinerary, including information regarding travel to and from the program site.

Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center and Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO), in conjunction with Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering, offer a four-week, one-course program in northern California’s Silicon Valley. Situating students in the nation’s hub for innovative enterprise, the program is designed to give them an intensive course experience in the creation of a new venture, both commercial and social.

Students will tour research facilities and company headquarters throughout the Bay Area and interact with the founders and leaders of the country’s most innovative companies. These visits give students an opportunity to observe the process of building new enterprises up close, inspiring them in their own ventures.


    • DSV Final Reflections
    • Oct 7 '16 10:08AM
    • By Ali Frank I have nothing negative to say about my 5 weeks spent on Duke in Silicon Valley. To start, I feel so grateful to have been exposed to the innovation, talent, creativity, and genius available in the Bay Area. Nuggets of lessons learned from successful speakers, classes I found mulling over late at […]
    • A Closing Blog Post on My Duke in Silicon Valley Experience
    • Oct 7 '16 10:07AM
    • By Ed Hannush I never thought that a five-week program could go by so fast. It feels like this past Monday that we were visiting Intuit at their headquarters and doing innovation workshops with their SVP & Chief of Staff, Lindsey Argalas. It was an amazing site visit, and started what was going to be […]
    • DSV Final Thoughts
    • Oct 7 '16 10:03AM
    • By Aditya Srinivasan In characteristic fashion, the last week of Duke in Silicon Valley has been just as exhausting as the previous four. But I’m not complaining. The Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship program was somehow able to organize the most action-packed, memorable, challenging, inspirational, and perception-changing month I have ever had. From site visits to […]
    • Facebook Visit
    • Oct 7 '16 9:56AM
    • By Claire North Facebook was one of my favorite visits by far. Although they couldn’t tell us all the secretive new products and software they were working on, it was extremely cool to hear from a panel of relatively recent Duke alums and walk around a little part of the campus. It’s a company that […]
    • Snapshots of Week 3
    • Jun 14 '16 1:12AM
    • Tava Indian Kitchen in San Francisco TechShop in San Jose CircleUp in San Francisco Testing their team products at Plug and Play

Posts from the Duke in Silicon Valley student blog: http://dukesiliconvalley.wordpress.com

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