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Global Education and Duke Engage

Global Education & Study Abroad

Global Education at Duke turns the world into a classroom, making over 40 Duke-administered and over 150 approved non-Duke programs available abroad and in the United States.

The Global Education Office for Undergraduates aims to challenge students’ perspectives, expand self-awareness and inspire lifelong global engagement. Close to 40% of Duke’s undergraduates choose to study abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year before graduating from Duke.


DukeEngage is a program that empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service—providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Students who participate in DukeEngage receive one-time funding to pursue an immersive (minimum of eight weeks) service experience by meeting a community need locally, domestically or internationally.

More than 3,200 Duke students have participated since the program began in 2007, serving more than 69 nations and 600 community organizations across six continents. Each year students become involved in a vast range of civic engagement activities including environmental advocacy, community outreach, global health, education, social justice and more.  

Duke Kunshan University

Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class liberal arts and research university offering a range of academic programs for students from China and throughout the world. A non-profit, joint-venture institution, Duke Kunshan University was granted accreditation approval by China’s Ministry of Education in September 2013 and welcomed its inaugural class of students in August 2014.