Duke University and the Pratt School of Engineering offer a wide range of opportunities for studying abroad, including programs with and without a foreign language proficiency requirement. Some programs offer Duke approved engineering curriculum so students can continue to progress towards graduation.
International Honors Programs
Global problems increasing call for engineers and technologists fluent in foreign languages and who understand foreign cultures. The Pratt School of Engineering supports Duke’s undergraduate certificate program called the International Honors Program (IHP) for students who want to study or work abroad in order to better understand the engineering and technological international arena. IHP builds upon existing strengths in international studies at Duke University; it uniquely combines at the undergraduate level: (1) excellence in engineering skills, (2) foreign language proficiency, (3) cultural proficiency, and (4) awareness of world trade and economics as well as international public policy and sociology issues. For more information, see the Web site.
Duke Global Education for Undergraduates
Duke University is committed to providing an internationally grounded liberal education that will enable its students to understand the world better, appreciate the international contributions to knowledge, and to cope effectively with an increasingly intercultural environment. There are two types of programs: those administered directly by Duke ("Duke-in" programs), and those sponsored by other American and foreign universities which are approved by Duke.
The Pratt School of Engineering has also instituted a study abroad program for engineering students that does not require a foreign language proficiency. Students can take engineering courses at selected English-speaking universities and receive transfer credit towards their Duke undergraduate engineering degree. Engineering curriculum at universities in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other countries have been evaluated and approved as equivalent in course content by Pratt faculty. (More info.)
Last updated: May 13, 2010