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This page offers a comprehensive insight at the independent project experience throughout the many years, themes, projects and DukeEngage Alumni that have participated.

Challenge Yourself.

To get a feel for the wide variety of projects DukeEngage participants undertake each year, we invite you to read about all of the independent projects that students conducted during the summer of 2019.

Project themes included:

  • Conservation/Environment
  • Education/Community Development
  • Public Health
  • Refugees/Migration/Human rights
  • Engineering/Energy/Development

Change Your World.


For a more in-depth look at the unique undertakings of previous projects and some of their impacts, check out some detailed profiles from previous years.

Ning Zhao ('17) reflects on her DukeEngage independent project experience in Japan.