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Three of the six new programs — Neltume, Chile; Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica; and Kauai, HI — focus on environmental policy, sustainability and conservation efforts. All three are faculty-led programs. The new program in Ahmedabad, India, is also faculty-led, with a focus on children and youth, women’s empowerment and human services. The program in Kigali, Rwanda, focuses on public health, education, land reform, women’s rights and the well-being of children; this faculty-led program has strong ties to the Duke Center for Documentary Studies. The final program, Uganda-EWH (Engineering World Health), will focus on health care technology/engineering projects.
The cornerstone of the DukeEngage experience is its breadth of U.S.-based and international immersion programs, which place students for a minimum of eight weeks in communities worldwide. Through their service, students help address a particular community's issue(s) — and embrace the opportunity to learn and grow developmentally throughout the process.
Learn more about our summer program opportunities and independent project process by selecting from the links to the left.
Prior to their experience, all students complete mandatory pre-departure training through the Fortin Foundation DukeEngage Academy, held in May each year. Learn more about the academy by selecting the link to the left.