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Rebecca Melaku
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Reminiscing about the end of summer? Join us this week for a trip to Samoa! This island nation is located in Oceania in the South Pacific, and it consists of two main islands, Savai’i and Upolu. Apia is the capital city, which is located on Upolu. Samoa is neighbored by several islands, including American Samoa, Tokelau, Niue, Tonda, and Fiji. However, the International Date Line places Samoa 24 hours ahead of its closest neighbor, American Samoa.

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Isabella Wang
Michelle Zhang

Michelle Zhang is a junior at Duke studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science, with a minor in French! Her hometown is in Iquique, Chile, where she was born and raised. At Duke, she is Co-Director of HackDuke and Marketing Co-Chair at Catalyst. In her free time, Michelle is a fan of puzzles and Rubik’s cubes, and singing along to foreign music.

This conversation took place between Michelle and Isabella over a Zoom call in early September.

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Isabella Wang
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This week, we travel to Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the third largest Mediterranean island, after Sicily and Sardinia. Less than 10,000 km2 in area, Cyprus packs a lot into its small size. It is well known for its rich supply of minerals, wines, produce, and natural beauty.

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Rebecca Melaku
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This week, we are going to the Caribbean and visiting Haïti. Haïti is located on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic to the west. With a population of about 10 million and an area of 10,714 sq. miles, Haïti is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Less than a third of Haïti’s population is clustered in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, while most of the population resides in rural areas.

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Alicia Rhodes, Assistant Director, Duke University Career Center

As you are researching potential companies to apply for jobs or internships, I’m sure you’re taking a lot of things into consideration. You want to determine whether or not these companies will provide the experience you are looking for, the geographic location, the mission and values of the company, the skills you will have an opportunity to use, refine, and learn, and the relationships you will be able to build.

Something else that you may want to think about is, whether diversity is important to you?

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When Covid-19 presented us with the challenge of how to bring our programming to our students, the JLD team came up with JLD@Home to enable us to connect with our community no matter where they might be. See the offerings delivered via JLD@Home below:

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Ling Jin
EJ and Kang are a married couple from South Korea, who have spent almost a year in the U.S. as visiting scholars. They are in PASS (Program in Asian Security Studies) of the Political Science Department. Back in their home city, Seoul, they both are journalists. In this interview, they talked about their experience in the U.S. as well as participating in the IHouse programs.
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