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Phoebe Kiburi

The Republic of the Congo, also known as the Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic, West Congo or simply the Congo, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island sovereign state that is the southernmost nation in the Caribbean. It is situated 130 kilometers south of Grenada off the northern edge of the South American mainland, 11 kilometers off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Seato the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometers, Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

Laos is a landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula of Mainland Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southwest and Thailand to the west and southwest. It is a member of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to which it applied in 1997; and was granted full membership on 2 February 2013.

Blog Author:
Barbara H. Wise (Babs)

Duke undergraduates have had a wonderfully successful year with nationally competitive scholarships. (See list).  But the question is often asked, how and when does my student start to think about scholarships?  How do they know what is available?  Duke has charged the Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS) division of the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) with advising and mentoring Duke students in their pursuit of national post-matriculation awards. There are a variety of awards for students at all levels and fields of study, and NCS is available to help identify and de-mystify the opportunities that may be right for an individual. 

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Morocco is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco is bordered by Western Sahara to the South East and Algeria to the East.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (or Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island(or Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometers east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometers south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.


Blog Author:
Deb Johnson

On Monday, January 8, while most Duke students were still home for winter break, approximately 80 undergraduate students were working feverishly to avoid war with China.  They were participating in the annual Winter Forum that was hosted this year by American Grand Strategy, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Political Science DepartmentTim Nichols, a visiting professor in the Sanford School and former U.S.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean sea to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated state in Central America. The capital and largest city of Guatemala is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

Blog Author:
Phoebe Kiburi

    Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean sea to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated state in Central America. The capital and largest city of Guatemala is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.