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 one of our international scholar orientation soon after you arrive in Durham.

We are currently offering Scholar Orientations virtually







Ling Jin


Make an appointment to talk to Ling remotely




Esra Uzun Mason


Make an appointment to talk to Esra remotely


No Scholar Orientation


Lisa Giragosian


Make an appointment to talk to Lisa remotely


Paige Vinson


Make an appointment to talk to Paige remotely

WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays @ 10:30am (usually lasts 45 minutes).

VIRTUAL: You do not need to make an appointment. If possible, you should email the staff assigned to lead the orientation a day or two beforehand.  You will be sent a Zoom Meeting link and an Intake Form prior to meeting.

WHERE: International House, 02 Epworth Dorm Lane, East Campus

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.