Between fall 2014 and spring 2018, many Duke students traveled to DKU to study abroad in the Global Learning Semester (GLS) program along with college students from China and across the world. With the launch of the four-year undergraduate program at DKU in fall 2018, the GLS program was temporarily suspended. We anticipate launching a new study-away program at Duke Kunshan in 2021, which will again allow Duke students to participate in DKU courses for credit, along with DKU undergraduate and students from other universities.
There are also periodic non-credit opportunities for Duke students at Duke Kunshan, including spring break study and travel experiences. During spring break 2019, two student groups from Duke traveled to DKU: one group participated in a documentary arts program in collaboration with DKU, and another as part of the Duke course International Applications of Environmental Field Studies, taught by Pratt School Professor Mike Bergin. Bergin's class traveled to DKU in 2018 as well, studying water and air quality at Duke Kunshan. You can see a video about their program here. An arts-themed spring break event in 2016 enabled Duke students from various of artistic backgrounds to participate along with DKU students in producing art and telling the story of their experiences through the arts. You can watch a video they produced here. Future spring break activities for Duke students are in the planning stages.
In addition, Duke students can participate in research projects with Duke faculty who have scholarly activities underway at Duke Kunshan. Interested Duke students are encouraged to talk directly with faculty sponsors about opportunities. For Duke graduate students, there are scholarships available to travel and work in China as part of educational program. Please contact Liguo Zhang, Director of Global Academic Programs Development for details.
On the Duke campus, Duke undergraduate and graduate students can join our student group, KSAC, or participate in their events and activities; support DKU students during their study at Duke; or propose other collaborations with DKU students by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.