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Ling Jin
Cara You

Cara You was a graduate student in the Master of Quantitative Management Business Analytics program at Duke Fuqua School of Business. She is from Beijing, China and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. Because of the recommendation of her favorite professor at University of Colorado as well as her love for Duke basketball, Cara chose to come and study at Duke.

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Felicia Lim

Felicia Lim is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Duke’s Molecular Cancer Biology program. She also participates in the Global Health Doctoral Certificate Program as she is interested in using her expertise in research to enter science diplomacy and global health fields.

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Lily Koning
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Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by area and lies between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is made up of the Australian mainland, the island of Tasmania, and several smaller islands. The capital is Canberra, but the cities of Sydney and Melbourne are the economic and cultural centers.

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This week we are going to West Africa to visit the landlocked country of Burkina Faso. It is bounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo. Its name roughly translates to “Land of the Honest People” J The capital, Ouagadougou, translates literally to “You are welcome here at home with us”!

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Lily Koning
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This week, we are showcasing Sri Lanka, a South Asian island country. Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean and is separated from India by the Palk Strait, a 40-mile inlet. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the country’s legislative capital, and Colombo its largest city and center of commerce.

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Lily Koning
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Well Witoonchart is an undergraduate international student at Duke University. She shared the following account of her trip home to Thailand and her subsequent quarantine experience.  

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South Africa is the southernmost country on the African continent. The country has three capital cities: Pretoria is the executive capital, Cape Town is the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. Other prominent cities include Johannesburg, the largest urban area, and Durban, a major port and industrial center.

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Isabella Wang
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This week we travel to South America to visit Chile, one of the longest and narrowest countries in the world. One theory of the origin of the name “Chile” is that it came from the indigenous Mapuche word “chilli”, which means “where the land ends” or “the deepest point of the Earth”. Another interpretation is it came from the Mapuche imitation of a bird call, “cheele cheele”.

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Lily Koning
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This week, we are highlighting the Czech Republic, a landlocked central European country. Of the country’s 10.3 million residents, 1.2 million live in the capital, Prague. Set on the Vltava River and influenced by Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque eras of architecture, the city has become a draw for writers, musicians, poets, and tourists alike.

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