Susan E. Pratt

Assistant Director & Regional Manager


After spending her junior year and ten years after that working and living in Germany, Susan E. Pratt returned to the United States to continue her education and professional career in international education. She has worked in study abroad offices at Tulane University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and was involved in study abroad policy and program management issues for the University System of Georgia.

Susan has been involved in the study abroad field for over 20 years. She holds a B.A. in history from Connecticut College, participated in a junior year abroad program at Marburg University in Hessen, Germany, and completed a M.Sc. in international education at Florida State University.

Susan is interested in orientation and re-entry programming as they pertain to study abroad and also in long-term assessment of the impact of study abroad on participants. She joined Duke's Global Education Office for Undergraduates in 2009.

Primary Responsibilities: Regional Director for Europe (except Spain & UK), Oceania. Primary administrator for The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (semester). Program management for Duke in Venice (semester/summer), Duke in France/EDUCO (semester) Duke in St. Petersburg (semester), Duke in Aix-en-Provence (summer), Duke in Bologna (summer), Duke in Rome (summer), Duke in Russia (summer),  Duke Neurohumanities in Paris (summer), and Duke in Berlin (semester/summer) programs.

Professional Interests: Language acquisition, study abroad alumni pathways, risk management, mental health issues in study abroad, program development, program management