Hindi Scavenger Hunt

The Hindi Scavenger Hunt and Gossip with Prof. Khanna

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Every Thursday, Kusum Knapczyk tries to constantly challenge her Hindi students to understand the material they had learned during that week. Her philosophy is simple: students should not only do homework, class work, and quizzes to learn Hindi but also engage with the material through activities... Read More »
Taksler left and Youssef right

Lunch with Sara Taksler: Talking with Students and Tickling Giants

Monday, November 26, 2018
On November 8, the Arabic Program hosted Sara Taksler for her talk, ‘Are You Brave Enough to Tell a Joke.’ Roughly 40 members of the Duke Community made the trek to the John Hope Franklin Center to hear from the producer of the documentary, ‘Tickling Giants’ as she shared her experience producing... Read More »
Hindi 101 and 203 cooking class

Hindi 101 and 203 Cooking: Reconnecting with Indian Culture

Monday, November 26, 2018
Last Tuesday, our Hindi class embarked on a trek to the John Hope Franklin Center to meet our Professor, Kusum Ji, for a morning of cooking. As we walked down the hallways of the building, we could already smell the chai brewing. This instantly made my classmate Yash enthusiastic: “I loved how the... Read More »
Japanese Tea Ceremony

Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering

Monday, November 12, 2018
As a student of the Japanese language program at Duke, I've always enjoyed the chances for deeper cultural enrichment that my professors and the AMES department has provided. When I heard about the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, I couldn't pass it up. The... Read More »
ATWA Event at Duke University

Egyptian Rapper ATWA Treats Duke Community to Special Performance

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Duke students, faculty, friends and family were treated to a unique performance by Egyptian rapper ATWA on October 24th. Approximately 60 members of the Duke community packed White lecture Hall to attend the show which included music videos and live performances.     ATWA, real... Read More »

Through Internships Abroad, Duke Students Boost Online Education for Refugees

Thursday, October 18, 2018
While studying in Germany, students worked at a nonprofit that creates learning opportunities for refugees seeking higher education. Duke students work at the headquarters of Kiron Open Higher Education, a nonprofit that supports online learning for refugees. Credit: Erdağ Göknar / Duke... Read More »
Rachel Leng

Rachel Leng (’13) Continues to Champion Cross-Cultural Communication

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Rachel Leng participated in DukeEngage in 2012, where she taught at the Dandelion Middle School, a non-profit school for migrant children who have moved from rural areas throughout China to Beijing. She also worked on a project to draft a bilingual report of the school’s social history by... Read More »
DAW visit to US embassy in Rabat, Morocco.

DAW Students Visit the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco

Monday, August 6, 2018
Students in the Duke in the Arab World (DAW) study abroad program visit the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco.
AMES Graduation 2018

Congratulations AMES '18 Graduates

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
AMES Graduates, Parents, Families and Friends,   I wanted to open by saying “our students”, but you are no longer that, at least not in the institutional sense of these words. This very moment is a moment of transition for us all. As such, it is special, full of excitement, sadness, and... Read More »
Rachel Leng

DUKE BOW Spotlight on: Rachel Leng, T'13

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Rachel Leng graduated with scholarships from Harvard University (M.A. in Regional Studies - East Asia) and Duke University (B.A. with double distinction and highest honors in Public Policy Studies, Asian Studies, and Economics). At Harvard, she was the recipient of a Harvard GSAS Merit Fellowship,... Read More »