Through one-on-one advising, we work with you to incorporate global and civic opportunities into your academic plan. We guide you as you explore the options before you, reflect on the experiences behind you and integrate all your classes, activities and experiences into your Duke education. 

Advisors' Advice

Program Highlight: Service-Learning

Service-learning courses are regular courses with an incorporated community-service experience that enhances the educational goals of a course and serves the public good. Service-learning courses are offered in dozens of academic departments, and the service experiences are tied to course objectives. Examples include: building assistive devices, doing chemistry demonstrations, developing software, producing documentaries, telling stories, tutoring, doing policy research, visiting hospice patients and volunteering with animals. More than 30 service-learning courses are offered each semester. Click to view the Spring 2015 service-learning courses.

Program Highlight: Signature Courses

A new initiative of Trinity College, Signature Courses unite a diverse range of undergraduates in the exploration of compelling challenges or “big questions” of our time. These courses — taught by some of Duke's most renowned scholar-teachers — highlight Duke's particular strengths in promoting active interchange among faculty and students in the humanities, natural and social sciences, arts and engineering. Signature courses are designed to integrate curricular and co-curricular engagements, and to foster the skills that prepare you for lifelong learning. Drawing explicit connections between the past and present, these courses provide you with an informed analytical context for…

Advisors' Advice: Take Advantage of DukeEngage Week

Interested in participating in a DukeEngage international program or independent project next summer? Your chance to learn more about your options is now, during DukeEngage Week I, Oct. 20-24. During DukeEngage Week, prospective applicants can explore new and continuing international group programs that will take place during Summer 2015 as well as hear from students who have successfully proposed and completed independent projects. Faculty and staff leading programs and past participants will host half-hour-long, program-specific information sessions allowing you to learn more and ask questions about programs you are interested in before application deadlines. The schedule of information sessions…

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