International House (IHouse)

Int'l Scholars & Visitors


International Scholars Orientation

Hello, scholars: postdocs, new faculty, visiting scholars, anyone here to do research!

International House has information and resources to help you with your move to Durham and Duke. Be sure to go to our Living Essentials and Transportation pages on the International House website to find answers to many of your questions.

We offer SCHOLAR ORIENTATIONS to provide relevant information on health insurance, housing, transportation, schools, daycare, English classes, fun things to do, safety, phones, banking and much more! We strongly encourage you to attend our international scholar orientation soon after you arrive in Durham.

WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays @ 10:30am (usually lasts 45 minutes). You do not need to make an appointment. You can just come at 10:30am any of these days and we will be ready to help you.

WHERE: International House, 300 Alexander Avenue. (Take C2/East-West-Central bus from the bus stop in front of the Duke Chapel)

Questions? Concerns? Contact us!

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Postdoctoral Associates and Postdoctoral Scholars

The Office of Postdoctoral Services ( offers services ranging from orientation seminars to career development programs. The OPS promotes postdoctoral training at Duke and prepares Duke postdocs for successful careers. Make sure to subscribe to the Duke postdoc mailing list. Send an e-mail to with the message: subscribe postdocs.

Other resources for postdocs:

Postdoc-to-Postdoc Program : Do you want help with getting settled in Durham, how to get around town or where to find the best food? Whether you are coming from out of town or out of the country, your fellow postdocs are we have postdocs here to help you make your transition. Get more information here.