Resources for International Students Enrolled @ Duke
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.
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.
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.