Portraits of Third Spaces: Your DKU/Kunshan/Durham Story – Narrative Contest

Your time studying at DKU, returning “home,” or living abroad may have been filled with unique and fascinating experiences; the Third Space Lab invites you to share them with the world!

Submit your personal narrative about intercultural or international experiences for a chance to win recognition and prizes. Topics could include such things as culture shock, finding yourself in another culture, new understanding of your own cultural background, your sojourn during the pandemic, your growth as a global citizen, or other intercultural or international themes. Submissions in other languages than English are welcome if they are accompanied by their an English translation.

Please submit your written narratives (up to 5000 words) to Chi Zhang by December 20 (chi.zhang323@dukekunshan.edu.cn). Various formats are acceptable, including personal narratives, scholarly self-analyses, short stories based on your experiences, poems, and others.

Three narratives will be selected by a panel of DKU students, faculty, and staff. Information about prizes will be shared soon!

Winners will be announced in January.