International House (IHouse)

International Spouses & Partners

International Spouses and Partners Orientation

Welcome! The Spouse/Partner orientation session serves to welcome all new international spouses or partners to Duke University. Please note that this orientation is for ALL NEW international spouses/partners that are affiliated with Duke (students, scholars, or employees).

Click here for Cécilia Sidibé's Profile

Friday, August 29th, 2014
9:00am-11am, registration starts at 9am at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at 1415  Faber St  (Corner of Swift Avenue & Campus Dr).

Spouses and Partners

We understand that coming along with your spouses/partners means that you need additional information and resources. We strive to provide you with the support you need and hope to create an environment where you and your partner/spouse can connect, learn and grow. In addition to the information below, please visit our Children and Families webpage.

Babies & Toddlers

The Babies & Toddlers group meets weekly. If you have been stuck in the house and want to meet and talk to other moms (dads welcome too!) then please come and join us! This is a great opportunity for young children to have some "playtime," while parents have a little "social" time. This group meets at various locations, please contact us for more information.

Join the spouses listserv to get group updates and information about this group. Contact us for more information.

Children's Playgroup

The Children's Playgroup is for preschool/school aged children. The group is currently not meeting because it needs a coordinator. We are currently looking for an international spouse or a local community member who would be interested in leading the group.

Email Seun Bello Olamosu or call her at 919-684-2512.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a wonderful way to learn about other cultures (either US/international) and make new friends. In addition, it is an exciting way to put your skills and talents to use and develop new strengths. Below we have listed ways you can volunteer at the International House, at/through Duke University, or in the community. Everyone, both US citizens and internationals are encouraged to make use of these opportunities.

Cooking Club

Taste dishes from around the world! Participants take turns teaching a favorite recipe. The Cooking Club meets weekly at the kitchen of:

Blacknall Presbyterian Church (click for directions)
1902 Perry St
Durham NC 27705
(919) 286 - 5586

For additional information or if you would like to share a ride to the cooking site please contact Tita Arky. Join the spouses listserv to receive cooking club updates and schedules.