International House (IHouse)

International House Orientation Peer (IHOP)

IHOPs for Fall 2017 Orientation have already been selected. 

What is an International House Orientation Peer (IHOP)?  
IHOPs are undergraduate students with an interest in meeting new students from all over the world and helping them acclimate to life at Duke.  IHOPs assist in planning and facilitating the International Orientation.  Approximately 200 students attend International Orientation from over 70 countries.  

IHOPs participate in training sessions during the spring semester to: 

  • Build community amongst the IHOP team
  • Develop leadership, cross-cultural, communication, and facilitation skills
  • Become more familiar with resources and services available on campus

What are the Responsibilities of an IHOP? 

  • Assist with the preparation, organization, and presentation of Int’l Orientation
  • Share your Duke experience
  • Email set group of new students over the summer to welcome them and answer their questions
  • Assist with early check-in of new students on East Campus
  • Welcome new students and assist them in their transition to Duke 
  • Facilitate the Int’l Orientation by leading small group discussions, serving on panels, and participating in skits
  • Acquaint new students with the campus and various services

What are the Time Commitments? 

  • Actively participate in all the training sessions during the Spring
  • Move back to campus before Internatioanl Orientation Begins