International Summer of Service

Globally minded

Ally Santini in Mityana, Uganda

Ally Santini in Mityana, Uganda


B.N. Duke scholars are ambassadors on a global scale, representing Duke and their native states of North and South Carolina. One of the goals of the B.N. Duke Program is to prepare students from the Carolinas to be engaged global citizens and leaders. During the International Summer, students partner with communities around the world, working with a variety of different organizations, including NGOs, health centers, schools, farms and local governments to make a difference in the lives of others.  Scholars embark on their International Summer of Service during the summer following their sophomore or junior year.

Scholars who have completed their International Summer of Service participate in a poster session during Fall Semester.

Updates from Summer of 2013

Rebecca Jeffries cared for baby in Fiji

Ann Danello in Thailand











See the 2011 and 2012 posters here:

Read about the 2010 International Summer of Service Poster Presentation.

See the 2010 posters here:

“As if my experiences working with Latino Outreach at an AIDS Care Organization in Winston-Salem weren’t rewarding enough, the opportunity to apply the knowledge I gained there in service and leadership to my work in public health in rural Urubamba, Peru was even more remarkable. The B.N. Duke Program gave me the resources and first-hand experience to understand how service can span geographical and cultural divides, from a city in NC to the Sacred Valley of Peru.”
– Megan Tooley, Cary, NC


Choosing to come to Duke and be a B.N. Duke Scholar had everything to do with choosing the corner where the people would support us the most zealously, where we could explode in pursuit of our passions, and where opportunities were not scarce. Stesha Doku Charlotte, NC

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