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African & African American Studies - The African & African-American Studies Program is designed to establish coordinated interdisciplinary study of the history and culture, the social and economic issues, and the political institutions and processes that have shaped the experiences of people of African ancestry.

Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law - A joint project with the Univ. of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, the Institute addresses the educational needs of professionals and students, in law and business, who are already engaged in or plan to enter transnational practice in Asia or work in corporations and financial institutions conducting business there.

Asian & African Languages & Literatures - The AALL department's curriculum is based on a theoretical perspective that examines contemporary national and ethnic cultures of Asia & Africa within a global context. Its mission is to foster a view of literature and culture at once indigenous and global, informed by local histories of internal development as well as by theories of cross-cultural influence.

Asian/Pacific Studies Institute - The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), established in 1981, supports and coordinates academic endeavors involving East and Southeast Asian cultures and society undertaken by scholars and students at Duke University and in the Southeast region of the United States.


Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) - CIBER was established by Fuqua to internationalize the school's teaching and research programs. The Center has facilitated incorporating international content into core courses, developing specialized international electives, and enrolling students in foreign language courses.

Center for International Studies - Organizes interdisciplinary initiatives including research programs, conferences, and courses that focus on the study of global concerns such as economic globalization, international law, new regional security issues, rethinking approaches to area studies, and globalization and the arts. Funding for the Center for International Studies is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and other foundations and donors.

Center for International Studies Graduate Awards for Research & Training - provide funding to graduate students working on international, regional or comparative research for travel to research and archival sites inside and outside the continental United States, attendance at specialized conferences, and foreign language and methods training.

Center for International Studies Overseas Summer Research Awards - Afford opportunities for full-time Duke undergraduates to complement classwork with research experience in a different social and cultural setting. Awards are offered under three categories: Continuing Students, Latin American Economic Development, and the Oceans Connect Project.

Comparative Area Studies - Comparative Area Studies (CAS) offers a major and minor to undergraduate students interested in the interdisciplinary study of societies and cultures of a particular region of the world, complemented with a concentration in a second world area and comparative study of international issues.


DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications & Journalism - The DeWitt Wallace Center was founded on the premise that free news media are essential to the sustainability of democracy. The Center offers graduate and undergraduate courses on media policy, hosts international policy development conferences and offers visiting fellowships and lectureships.

Duke Center for International Development (DCID) - The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) facilitates the concentration of intellectual energies on specific policy problems related to international development, and provides a mechanism for interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars, professionals and technical experts.

Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (DJCIL) - Published on a semi-annual basis, DJCIL draws upon the Law School faculty's academic specialties and the School's J.D./LL.M in International and Comparative Law degree program. The journal publishes articles from international scholars and practitioners as well as student notes.

Duke MBA - Cross Continent (Fuqua) - The Duke MBA - Cross Continent program allows high-potential young managers to earn an internationally-focused MBA degree from Duke University in less than two years utilizing a combination of traditional and online instruction that minimizes the disruption of careers and family life.

Duke MBA-Global Executive (Fuqua) - An innovative master's degree program for executives and high-potential managers of global corporations, the program's unique format combines multiple international program sites with advanced interactive technologies, allowing Global Executive students to work and live anywhere in the world while enrolled.

Duke University & Medical Center International Office - Provides information and assistance on: visas; travel to the U.S.; study, research and work options in the U.S.; international student and scholar statistics; and health care and patient services. Links to U.S. government sites such as the Dept. of State, U.S. embassies and consulates, and the INS.

Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law - Exemplary of its strong commitment to international and comparative legal studies, The Duke University School of Law, with the cooperation and assistance of the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, offers an annual four-week summer Institute in Transnational Law.


East Asia - See Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Asian and African Languages and Literatures, Program in Asian Security Studies, Asia America Institute in Transnational Law, and the East Asian Cultural and Institutional Studies site.

English for International Students - The EIS program was created by the Graduate School to help international students improve their speaking and writing skills and prepare for greater success in their academic work. The program offers two courses: oral communication and academic writing. The Graduate School recognizes how important it is for international students to have strong language skills and these courses receive the same credit as courses in the disciplines.

European Studies - As a European Union Center, and National Resource Center on Western Europe, the Center for European Studies (CES) promotes programs, courses, and research that directly address questions concerning contemporary Europe, and the European Union.


Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships - The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage the study or use of foreign languages in combination with international or area studies.


Germanic Languages & Literatures - Offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that combine the best of past traditions, cutting edge research, and pedagogy.

Global Capital Markets Center - The GCMC, a joint venture of Fuqua and Duke's School of Law, seeks to increase scholarship, collaboration and teaching in the development and regulation of global capital markets, and to provide a forum for scholars, professionals, business people and policy makers to share and integrate information and ideas.

Globalization, Equity & Democratic Governance - A seminar that explores how global economic changes are affecting the distribution of wealth and well being among and within nations.

Graduate School Admissions - Provides information on applying to Duke for prospective graduate students. All application requirements discussed pertain to both U.S. and international students. Items of special relevance to foreign applicants are given throughout, however, and international applicants should pay particular attention to these notes.


International & Area Studies Library Collections - Area-specific library resources and services, including African Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies, Great Britain, British Commonwealth, and Ireland, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, Middle East, Slavic Studies, South Asia, and Western Europe.

International & Area Studies Research Databases - Online and Web/CD-ROM research databases indexing texts pertaining to international and/or area studies.

International Center at the Fuqua School of Business - serves as the focal point and coordinating center for international activities throughout the business school. The Center coordinates Fuqua's multiple international endeavors, in order to leverage the many past, current and future international contacts and associations of the individual degree programs. International Center's goal is to provide support and international educational opportunity for the MBA community by fostering cross-cultural interactions through outreach and programming.

International & Comparative Law - offers a highly qualified faculty and a wide variety of courses, activities, and programs for students who focus on international legal studies. Students can study public or private international law as a complement to their JD curriculum. Or they can specialize in international and comparative law by studying in the JD/LLM program, taking courses over two summers and three academic years. Foreign lawyers can earn an LLM in one year.

International Documents Collection - The international documents collection includes documents from the European Union, the United Nations, and other international governmental organizations (IGOs). It comprises over 368,000 items in paper, microform and electronic formats.

International House - provides orientation upon arrival, programs which pair internationals with U.S. Americans for friendship or language practice, spouses activities, problem solving and advice, a loan closet for furniture and kitchen items, an emergency loan fund, special activities and information on local attractions and travel in the US. Provides orientation and relocation services for foreign scholars and their families. Areas of assistance include: housing, transportation, schools/daycare, health insurance, spouses group, trips and activities.


John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies - A unique consortium of programs committed to revitalizing notions of how knowledge is gained and exchanged. Participants from a broad range of disciplines converge to explore intellectual issues, such as race and race relations, the legacy of the African-American experience, equality and opportunity among diverse populations, and the implications of accelerated globalization.


Latin American & Caribbean Studies - Oversees and coordinates graduate and undergraduate education in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and promotes research and dissemination of knowledge about the region. The Center offers two certificate options for graduate students plus a certificate for undergraduate students.

Law Library Research Guides - Research guides on a variety of legal topics highlighting the best resources for research in both electronic and paper formats. Topics include: Canadian Legal Research, Council of Europe, English Law, European Union, Foreign & Comparative Law, GATT, NAFTA, Treaties, United Nations.

Law School Graduate Programs for International Students - Information on the LL.M. (Master of Laws) and S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) graduate degree programs for international students in the School of Law.

Law School International Alumni Newsletter - An annual newsletter for International Alumni of the Duke University School of Law.

Law School International Programs - A page of links to resources for International students considering applying for the law school's LL.M. program.

Law School Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program - designed to provide an opportunity for international scholars to pursue their own research interests at the Duke Law School. During 1999-2000, visitors came from Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Japan & Korea and included a judge, a prosecutor, an attorney, faculty members, & doctoral candidates.


North American Studies - North American Studies is the first U.S. Dept. of Education National Resource Center devoted to the study of North America as a region. It focuses on the political, social, & cultural consequences of regionalization, and attempts to place them within the long history of the interaction of Canada and Mexico with the U.S.


Oceans Connect - An international studies program that seeks to supplement the continentally based framework of area studies with a distinctly different overlay, one that highlights the linkages and exchanges across oceans.

Office of Study Abroad - The Office of Study Abroad encourages al Duke undergraduates to seek a meaningful educational experience by studying abroad for a year, semester, or summer on programs sponsored or approved by Duke University. They provide a Reference Room for students to explore their study abroad options, and advisors to assist in the process. They also manage the Visiting International Students program, faciliting Duke enrollment for non-degree seeking internationals who come to Duke for a year, semester, or summer.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions - Provides information on applying to Duke for prospective international undergraduate students.


Passport Newsletter (School of Law) - The Law School's "Window on the World," Passport features the exciting and interesting things Duke Law School is doing in the global arena. Passport is published yearly for alumni and friends of the Duke University School of Law by the Office of External Relations.

Pratt School of Engineering International Honors Program (IHP) - The objective of IHP is to encourage undergraduate engineering students to study or work abroad in order to acquire a greater understanding of the international arena in which engineering and technological solutions to global problems are being applied.

Program in Asian Security Studies (PASS) - Given the increasing importance of East Asia and the growing security concerns in this area, Duke University established PASS in 1998. PASS sponsors conferences, seminars and lectures to encourage critical research and discussion of East Asian security policy issues.


Romance Studies - Romance Studies offers undergraduate programs in French, Spanish/Latin American, Italian and Portuguese Studies and a doctoral graduate program in French and Hispanic Literatures.


School of Law International Programs Admissions - The LL.M. and S.J.D. programs are designed for foreign law graduates. Candidates must hold a first degree in law - the J.D., LL.B., or the equivalent - from an accredited or comparably recognized law school or law faculty in their home countries.

Slavic Languages & Literatures - Offers undergraduate and graduate work in Russian language, literature and culture, as well as in Slavic linguistics and other Slavic languages. Gender studies, history, semiotics, media and film, as well as aspects of comparative literature and theory are indispensable components of a modern concept of Slavic studies.

Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies - The Center for Slavic, Eurasian, & East European Studies funds course development, organizes lectures, workshops and conferences, sponsors visiting faculty, funds acquisition of additional library resources, and engages in other activities to promote the study of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

South Asian Studies - South Asian Studies is part of The Triangle South Asia Consortium, an educational cooperative composed of the South Asia faculties of NCSU, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NCCU, whose mission is to promote the scholarly study of the South Asian sub-continent.


Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) - T.I.S.S. is an interdisciplinary consortium of Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NCSU, whose object is to promote communication and cooperation across disciplines and beyond the confines of each university in order to advance research and education concerning national and international security.


Visiting International Undergraduate Program - Students admitted to this program join regular Duke undergraduates in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences of Duke University as non-degree students for a period of one semester or one year. Applicants should be full-time students of a university or college in their home country.


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