Summer College Alumni Reflections

Summer College Alumni Reflections

Do you ever wonder what Duke Summer College and Academy are up to now? Check out the video below and find out for yourself!          

 

Thanks for a Successful Summer

Thanks for a Successful Summer

Thanks for a successful summer! The 2016 Duke University Summer College and Summer Academy programs have concluded.  We shared many awesome experiences, and a few grand …

 

Feedback on The Global Giver

Feedback on The Global Giver

Our Global Giver class was very active this summer and they did a lot of volunteer work in several sites around the Durham area.  Please …

 

Feedback from a Duke Professor

Feedback from a Duke Professor

I wanted to write and tell you how wonderful it has been teaching this summer.  I had some concerns about the intensity of a 4-week …

 

We hope that you enjoyed Duke’s beautiful campus!

We hope that you enjoyed Duke’s beautiful campus!

 

Trip to UNC – Duke’s Rival

Trip to UNC – Duke’s Rival

Two of our RAs organized a trip to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus for a few of our students. Even though Duke and UNC are known rivals, it …

 

Photography Club

Photography Club

On July 27th, 2016, the photography club met to try to capture complex meanings and emotions in image. Led by Daniel, club members first reflected …

 

Academic Expos

Academic Expos

College Admissions Expo At the Admissions Expo students were offered the unique opportunity to gain first-hand insights into college admissions directly from Duke Admissions Officers. During …

 

Durham Bulls Baseball Game

Durham Bulls Baseball Game

Summer College and Academy students had a chance to see two Durham Bulls Baseball games! The Bulls are a fairly successful minor league team and …

 

Students go Rock Climbing

Students go Rock Climbing

RA Candace and her girls had the opportunity to go rock climbing last week! It was quite an adventure as the students got to try …

 

Study Break Dance Party!

Study Break Dance Party!

To reward the students for all their hard studying, Duke Summer Session hosted a Dance Party on the Keohane Quad! Over 200 hundred students from …

 

Slideshow of Fun Times at Duke

Slideshow of Fun Times at Duke

We have had a great time here at Duke this summer. Please click on the link below to check our slide show and learn more about …

 

Global Entrepreneur visits the Bullpen – Garret Goodman & Arianna Khubani

Global Entrepreneur visits the Bullpen – Garret Goodman & Arianna Khubani

“Going to the Global Entrepreneur program at Duke University was truly a great experience. I learned so much about different aspects of business and life. My …

 

Students take on… THE VERMONSTER!

Students take on… THE VERMONSTER!

Nearby on 9th Street there is a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream store. At this store is a special challenge: a bucket, with 20 scoops …

 

Students visit the Lemur Center

Students visit the Lemur Center

  The Lemur Center at Duke University hosts one of the largest living collections of endangered primates in the world. Students in RA Satoria’s and Mia’s …

 

Students visit Smart Home

Students visit Smart Home

The Duke University Smart Home is a “living laboratory” that offers University students the opportunity to live in a radically sustainable environment and practice “smarter …

 

Hiking Club goes to Eno River State Park

Hiking Club goes to Eno River State Park

In the midst of Durham’s beautiful campus it’s hard to imagine somewhere that could be more peaceful… but that’s exactly what the Eno River State …

 

Talent Show!

Talent Show!

After spending several weeks making new friends, attending classes, and participating in fun activities, students were ready to show us some of their special talents! …

 

Students Paint Ceramics

Students Paint Ceramics

Residence Hall Director and RA Ashley Radford had the opportunity to take her girls on a field trip to a local ceramics studio. Each student …

 

Global Giver Service Sites

Global Giver Service Sites

 

Sophie’s Birthday

Sophie’s Birthday

“This is the most amazing birthday I have ever had. Thank you all. All the things you guys did means the whole world for me. …

 

Seeds Global Giver Site – Jeremy Hoffner

Seeds Global Giver Site – Jeremy Hoffner

“Working outside in the heat was really difficult and I wanted to leave for the air conditioning, but when the organization employees thanked us for …

 

Goodwill Community Foundation Farm – Amanda Elghandour

Goodwill Community Foundation Farm – Amanda Elghandour

I was not as excited as I was to go to the farm as I was to go to the other sites. Thinking of a …

 

Global Leader Academy

Global Leader Academy

The Global Leader class has embarked on several interesting class projects designed to bring out the particular strengths of each student. Group projects, like the …

 

A Student’s Perspective – Florence Qian

A Student’s Perspective – Florence Qian

It still appears to me as if it was yesterday how I dragged my bulky luggage and staggered alone the road in Kilgo quad. The …

 

Boys and Girls Club – Shuchang Wan

Boys and Girls Club – Shuchang Wan

Today we went to the boys and girls club. At the beginning, our RA told us that those kids’ parents have to work at daytime …

 

Academic Advising for Summer College

Academic Advising for Summer College

 From writing 10-page papers to reading over 20-30 textbook pages per night, Summer College students are experiencing what it truly means to be a college …

 

Craft Club Paints Bamboo

Craft Club Paints Bamboo

  I was so amazed at how just a piece of hard paper can make a masterpiece of bamboo! I find that if we look at …

 

First Day of Service – Shailee Shah

First Day of Service – Shailee Shah

Today, my group visited the Durham branch of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina. Prior to this experience, I had never heard of a diaper …

 

Second Week of Class – Rui Lyu

Second Week of Class – Rui Lyu

This is my second week at Duke and so far I’ve had a great experience. I’ve been participating in a lot of group activities like …

 

Haoze Li

Haoze Li

这次来到杜克夏校,虽说最开始的出发点是为了日后大学申请加分,但实则更是为了亲身体验大学生活并获得与之我所选学科相关的专业知识。随着课程的逐步深入,不知不觉我也已渐渐习惯了大学中这般安逸而自由的经历。这些天的收获很大,不仅理想地进行着对我所选课程的专业学习,更亲身体会到了大学生活许多与高中校园学习的不同之处。希望我能在接下来的日子里一如既往地保持那份对美好未来的期待。嗯^_^

 

First Day of Global Leader – Adwait Utgikar

First Day of Global Leader – Adwait Utgikar

  Student Adwait Utgikar reflects on his first Summer Academy class of Global Leader.  

 

Working Together

Working Together

RA Logan Hasty introduced a wonderful team-building exercise for her girls! Each group of students a takes a piece of string tied to a rubber band and …

 

First Impressions – Carol Zhou

First Impressions – Carol Zhou

I am Carol from Seattle, WA. I am taking the primate conservation class at Duke Summer College. My class went to the lemur center at …

 

I Made the Right Choice! – Dean Schansinger

I Made the Right Choice! – Dean Schansinger

The day before move-in I wondered if I made the right decision choosing the Duke summer program as the way I spend my summer vacation. …

 

Campus Scavenger Hunt

Campus Scavenger Hunt

Students signed up for a campus photo scavenger hunt and had to take pictures at landmarks around Duke. Students could also play a new game …

 

A Very Happy Birthday – Gloria Jia

A Very Happy Birthday – Gloria Jia

I think I am standing at a start point of a period of amazing time. I am getting used to the life in the campus …

 

Welcome Letter to Parents

Welcome Letter to Parents

Welcome Duke Summer College/Academy Program for High School Students—Parents! Our blog is up and running and we have an awesome administrative team to assist your children throughout …

 

Campus Tours & Orientation

Campus Tours & Orientation

Today students had the chance to see Duke Campus, buy textbooks for classes, and explore the library! Students got a chance to tour with their …

 

Arrival Weekend

Arrival Weekend

After a long arrival weekend we begin our first official day for the Summer College program at Duke University. Almost all of our students are checked …