For Academic Advisors

Updates to help you advise students about study abroad/away

If you are in a position to advise students – either formally or informally – you're bound to get asked questions about study abroad or study away. If you're interested in learning the basics of how study away works, these articles will give you a good foundation. Keep in mind you can always refer students to a GEO advisor if you aren't sure about something.

DAE or GEO Advisor? Referring Students to Study Away Advising Resources

What's the difference between a DAE for Global & Civic Opportunities and a GEO Advisor? When should I refer students to one versus the other?

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Study Away Program Recommendations by Major

Looking for a study away experience with an emphasis on courses in your major? Use these guides to browse study away/abroad opportunities by major. Download the sheet for your major for a quick guide to summer and semester programs – both Duke-In and Duke-Approved – that GEO recommends for you.  

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How To Choose a Study Away Program

When it comes to choosing a study away program, the array of options can be overwhelming. It might seem easier to follow friends’ recommendations, but study away is really about your own path. What are you looking for? What are your academic and personal goals? Here’s a list to get you started with evaluating your needs.

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Why Study Away Is Not a Semester Off

Duke administers a strong portfolio of over 40 semester and summer study away programs. Find out how Duke-In programs are developed initially, and how programs are evaluated and monitored for academic quality on a regular basis.

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Don't Sign That Form

If a student asks for your signature on a form related to study abroad/away, GEO kindly requests that you do not sign the form, and instead ask the student to contact our office for assistance with obtaining necessary signatures.

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Duke Students Challenge International Educators to Consider Questions About Diversity Abroad

We recently asked student groups on Duke’s campus with a stake in issues of diversity abroad to anonymously submit questions and discussion prompts for the international education community. The questions will be shared with attendees at the annual Diversity Abroad Conference in March.

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Sign Up for the GEO Newsletter

We publish an email newsletter for academic advisors, faculty mentors, and a variety of other roles in a position to communicate information and advice about study abroad/away to students. We aim to share knowledge, tips, and stories about GEO to help you field and/or redirect students' questions with ease and confidence.

View past issues of the GEO Newsletter.

Looking for the GEO advisors? 

The Global Education Office has three study away advisors on staff. GEO advisors can provide personalized advice on finding a program, choosing courses and credits, and covering the costs of study abroad/away.