International House (IHouse)

International Graduate and Professional Students

International Graduate and Professional Students Orientation

Spring 2015 International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

Who:  All incoming international graduate, professional and exchange students
When:  Monday, January 5th 12:30pm-3pm (light lunch at 12:30 will be offered)
Where:  International House, 300 Alexander Avenue, Central Campus
What:  Orient yourself to life at Duke and in Durham.  Learn about on-campus and off-campus resources.

Please RSVP at

Summer Transition Series

International House

Duke Visa Services

Duke Student Health & Immunizations

Duke Housing, Dining, and Residential Life

For more information go to the New Students webpage at

IHOPs (International House Orientation Peers)

Our student leaders (IHOPs) will be helping you to make a smooth transition to your life at Duke and in Durham. All IHOPs will be at International Orientation in August to welcome you!

Want to be an IHOP and help new students get acclimated to Duke and Durham?  Applications will be accepted for 2013-14 until March 30, 2014.

Pre-Departure Questions

In addition to the many resources contained in this website, there some forums and listservs you can join to get more specific questions answered:

  • Look for an email from your IHOP - subject line should read "from your IHOP" or something similar.  Be sure and check your Duke email often.
  • You can join the International House listserv ( .  Hundreds of international students, scholars, spouses, and many others are subscribed and it is a primary resource for finding housing, roommates, cars, used furniture, and any other goods or information you could want.