Study Abroad

Duke in St Petersburg

The Department is directly involved in offering several study abroad programs. Courses taken abroad in a Duke-administered or Duke-approved program can fulfill the FL requirement for graduation.

For more details and an application, please visit the Office of Global Education for Undergraduates.

Semester Programs

Duke in Istanbul

Duke in Istanbul, based at Boğaziçi University, introduces cultural, historical and religious issues emerging at the intersection of Europe and the Middle East, with particular attention to the unique position of Turkey within the global context. Students take one course with the Duke program director and one course in Turkish language. The remaining two classes are electives chosen from the departments of history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics and political science, among others. The language of instruction at the university is English, so no previous Turkish language study is required. Students live in the university's newest dormitory, the Superdorm. In addition to day trips throughout the course of the semester, the program features at least one weeklong trip outside of Istanbul.

Duke in St. Petersburg - Semester Program

The Duke in St. Petersburg academic program provides intensive study in contemporary Russian language and culture through a four-course, accredited program at St. Petersburg University

Summer Programs

Duke in Russia - Summer Program

The Duke in Russia program offers three different options:

  • The Global Russian option features an intensive study of contemporary Russian language and the globalization of Russian culture.
  • The Neuroscience and Multilingualism option provides intensive Russian language study, combined with an in-depth analysis of brain imaging and visualization and studies of multilingualism and its implications on linguistic theory.
  • The Russian language and Culture option requires some knowledge of college level Russian, and is open to graduate students as well.

Duke in Turkey - Summer Program

The Duke Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) offers a six-week, two-course intensive Duke in Turkey program at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Students from all disciplines are welcome. Courses are taught in English and focus on geopolitics, globalization and relationships of gender, space and politics in the modern Middle East.