#DukeIsEverywhere [ snapshots of Duke University's 2019 international summer travels ]

Over the summer, students shared images of their global research and studies through Duke Global Baton. This is the sixth year the campus community has contributed to the collaborative photo project.

Here are some highlights.

by Alexandra Gara

NEPAL | Rachael Lau

Rachael is a Pratt senior, pursuing a bachelor's in civil engineering. This summer, she went to Kathmandu, Nepal for two months to work on a research collaboration with local institutions on seismic activity sensors after the devastating effects of the 2015 earthquake. The Katsouleas NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program sponsored her project.

"I think Duke Global Baton is a unique way to show international student experiences at Duke because it truly is through the student’s lens. It’s quite literally their perspective. "
Here's a street view of Patan, the district of Kathmandu where Rachael was based.
"Although I find my personal topic of research rewarding, nothing was greater than being able to work alongside students and faculty at the Institute of Engineering in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen."
Rachael (left) and Shana, a PhD student at Notre Dame. These two were able to learn from each other and help each other navigate solo travel!
BERLIN | Hamza Mohamoud

Hamza is a Trinity junior, studying public policy and global health studies. He spent the summer in the Duke Middle East in Europe program, taking two courses with an internship component.

"We have learned a great deal on how immigrants, old and new, in Berlin and Germany have made a home for themselves and are viewed by ethnic Germans and fellow immigrants alike."

Background image: The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe - Berlin

"From discovering Döner Kebab and Bandy Brooks ice cream and exploring the neighborhood of Kreuzberg to late night studying and bonding with our group of 11, Berlin has been a whirlwind of fun, amazing memories."
The 2019 Duke Middle East in Europe cohort poses by stained glass church windows.
AUSTRALIA | Allison Florian

Allison is a Trinity senior. Through the Duke in Australia program, she spent four weeks learning about the biology, geology and history of Australia.

"Australia is such a diverse and beautiful place that sharing it through social media could reach many people across the world that maybe are unaware of the specifics of biology, earth and ocean science, geology and culture that Australia contains."
A Duke student snorkels in the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system. Check out our Duke Global Baton Instagram for more amazing underwater shots!
"Studying abroad, no matter where you go, is an amazing experience that I hope everyone gets to do, and if you are lucky enough, you’ll get to do Duke in Australia."
Allison enjoys the sunrise on the water.
GENEVA | Eleanore van Marwijk Kooy

Eleanor is a Trinity sophomore. She spent six weeks this summer living at the Cité Universitaire de Genève and studying international business and globalization through the Duke in Geneva program.

"Global Baton gave me the opportunity to share mine and my peers' experiences from many points of view: a student, a young explorer, a global citizen, a friend, an adventurer."
"The program showed me that professors are also friends, mentors for everything in your life, and so much fun. You have access to the professors, their knowledge, and their experiences on a whole different level and come back to campus feeling as if you have a few more friendly faces of professors on campus to recognize."
BOLOGNA | Tess Boade

Tess is a Trinity sophomore. She spent six weeks this summer with Duke in Bologna, using the city as a classroom to explore the richness of Italian society, art and literature.

"During our time in Italy, we made a conscious effort to fully immerse in Italian culture."
"I was surprised at how quickly we all adapted to the culture and how we quickly we learned the language. While the first week was a challenge as well as a shock, by the second week we had all made many strides and felt more comfortable."
A tidbit from Tess: A little known fact about Bologna is the city's canals. In fact, there are about 60 kilometers of them, it's just that today a lot of them are unnoticeable because they've obscured - buildings were constructed over them!

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