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:

  • Duke University Postdoc Association (DUPA
  • DUPA Facebook group:
  • 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. Sign up at and you will be matched with a current Duke postdoc who can relate to your situation.
  • "Parents with PhDs" -- focused on the unique challenges that come with balancing family life and being a postdoc. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 12 pm for a pizza lunch and relaxed group discussion on all things parent related!Spouses/significant others are welcome to attend. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11th iBioSci 130 from 12-1 pm.

    If you are interested, please RSVP ( by October 10th. Feel free to contact me for more information. You can also 'like' the Duke University Postdoc Association's Facebook page for future updates.

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