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.


    • Wrapping it up: Seven lessons from the DSV program
    • Jul 5 9:10AM
    • I cannot write this blog post without first expressing my deep gratitude towards those that made it possible. This program was transformative for me. I know it was transformative for other students in the program as well. Thank you to Kevin (Program Director), Megan (Assistant), Emilie (Assistant), Professor Azhar, all the guest speakers, the host companies, […]
    • Silicon Valley – A Mindset, Not a Location
    • Jun 15 1:47PM
    • …..Don’t be afraid to fail….. ….There are 2 steps to success: 1. write it down 2. go do it…. ….100% intention, only then will you have execution….. ….I wanted to love what I do, and so I followed my passion….  Sounds inspirational? Motivating? Well, safe to say this is what has been ringing in every […]
    • Passion Leads to Purpose
    • Jun 9 12:54PM
    • These past two weeks have been filled with excitement as we have learned from some of Silicon Valley’s most influential figures.  Thursday, we were fortunate enough to meet with Duke Alumni, Greg Badros, Founder of Prepared Mind Innovations Inc., Melissa Dalis a data scientist, Ryan Toussaint a software engineer, Suyash Kumar another software engineer at […]
    • Learning Success: The Ultimate Non-Recipe
    • Jun 8 2:02PM
    • The Duke in Silicon Valley program is always busy. From 8:25am bus departures, three-hour classes, site visits, and guest speakers to dinners, Giants games, and hectic rush-hour Caltrain rides, no day is uneventful. Yesterday, however, was even more eventful than usual. The normal morning class at Plug and Play was supplemented with not one but […]

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

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