International House is excited to welcome you to Duke University for the International Orientation which will be held virtually this year. We hope Duke and International House will be a place for you to connect, learn and grow.
“I was extremely ecstatic to come to Duke, but also worried about fitting in, especially being 21-years old. International Orientation and the IHouse staff provided me with the safety net I needed to start my journey at this incredible institution. As international students, we form a diverse community representing many different cultures, and international orientation enabled me to bond with other students who became my close friends. I am grateful for being able to take part in International Orientation and would highly recommend it to any incoming international student. Go Duke!”– Itamar Barak, Ramat Gan, Israel, Class of 2021
Two days of International Orientation was a perfect transition for me to Duke and the States. Since all international students share common feelings, students can easily build meaningful and lasting relationships through various activities. I also met one of my best friends here. I could also get valuable insights for both academic and social life, by talking to IHOPS and amazing faculty. Wonderful time with wonderful people.” – Bogyung Kim Busan, South Korea, Class of 2021