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Helping Us All Become Open-Minded Global Citizens.

Duke International Student Center offers diverse cross-cultural programs to help students, scholars, and Duke community members from all over the world connect with and learn from each other. The more we interact and engage, the easier it is to become an open-minded global citizen. Please click on each program title to expand the section and learn more.

Please note all programs are subject to change. 

Are you interested in speaking the second-most spoken and studied language in the United States?  Practice your conversation Spanish and meet people from around the world, including native Spanish speakers. Our conversations are informal and interesting. 

Every Monday from 6:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. at Duke International Student Center. For more information, contact Luis Vergara

The Spanish Conversation Club is every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The location is Duke International Student Center, Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Bay 5. There will be free parking near the building.  

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Global Café is a social event with the intent to build community between students, employees, post-docs, scholars and families. Global Cafe takes place every 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of the month  from 9:30 - 10:30.

1st Tuesday's Duke Chapel Basement Lounge

3rd Tuesdays Rubenstein Arts Center at the Ruby Lounge

We often host one off events in various locations, to find out more about where we are and what we are doing, join our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Free breakfast, coffee, tea and conversation provided.

For questions, please email or call 919-684-3585

Adapted from the Global Engagement Program, the Global Fellows Program provides leadership training and learning opportunities to develop global competencies. Throughout the year, a cohort of 8-12 undergraduates will attend monthly training sessions, attend relevant globally focused events on campus and sharpen written communication skills. In addition, fellows may be called upon to represent Duke as they develop leadership and diplomatic skills. 

Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate and letters of recommendation from Eve Duffy, Associate Vice Provost of Global Affairs, and Kevin D'Arco, Dean of International Students with the Duke International Student Center.   

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Recharge with DISC is a series of relaxing wellness activities organized by Duke International Student Center during Spring/Fall break for students to have fun and get recharged before classes resume. Activities include Duke Chapel Climb, hiking trips, tea sharing, and others. 

Restock on your essentials with DISC. Seating is limited please check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for registration links.

March 15th Trip to LiMing's Global Market 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

March 16th Trip to Target 10:30 am  - 2:00 pm

Sporting events with DISC

March 15th  - Dinner and  Softball - Come get dinner and watch the women's softball team play James Madison at 6 pm.

March 17th - Dinner and LaCrosse -  Come get dinner and watch the Men's Lacrosse Team play UNC at 6 pm.

Join us for our international graduate student happy hour to get a free drink and meet your fellow students!

The Happy Hours take place on the 2nd of every month from 5 - 7 p.m. at The Loop in the Bryan Center. Registration is required for a free drink ticket. Follow DISC on social media for registration and other details!