Duke University policies and procedures apply to all students studying abroad/away on programs administered by Duke University, as well as to all Duke University students studying abroad/away on Duke-approved programs. Both students and their families should be familiar with these policies.


The GEO Student Handbook is updated regularly and shared by email to all students enrolled in a study away program. We recommend bookmarking this webpage so you can easily access it while on your program.



Program Preparation


Courses & Credit

Health & Safety

Program Modifications

Insurance: Requirements & Suggestions

While students are on a study away program, certain insurance is required and other types are simply suggested. This section outlines details about health insurance, auto insurance, property insurance, travel insurance, and tuition insurance.