International House (IHouse)

Int'l Spouses and Partners

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Spouses and Partners

We understand that coming along with your spouses/partners means that you need additional information and resources. We strive to provide you with the support you need and an environment where you and your partner/spouse can connect, learn, and grow.

In addition to the information below, please visit our Children and Families webpage.

For those of you whose partner is affiliated with a Duke School listed below, there are additional Spouse/Partner Groups you can join.

Divinity School: Divinity Spouses Group https://divinity.duke.edu/for-students/resources-families
Duke Graduate School: Students with Children: https://gradschool.duke.edu/student-life/students-children

 

Fact Sheets & Links

 

Programs for Spouses/Partners and Families

 

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The Babies & Toddlers - this group is not currently meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For questions or interest, please contact

Paige Vinson: paige.vinson@duke.edu

 

Cooking Club - this group is not currently meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

For questions or interest, please contact  

Paige Vinson: paige.vinson@duke.edu 

You can find recordings and recipes of past Cooking Club sessions here. 

 

Supporting Each Other in the Time of Covid-19 

Are you feeling isolated and overwhelmed with everyday life during Covid-19?  Join other international spouses to share everyday ideas, experiences, best practices, games and activities for children, and much more.  Join as you are able to meet and make new friends who are in a similar situation to yours.   

All are welcome – children, too. 

Everyday Life in the Time of Covid-19 meets virtually every week during the academic year on Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. ET. 

To register for this meeting, follow this link:  

https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-uqpjIjGdy8ddWgG0rtmEGiCHbSj7a9  

 

Spouse and Partner Book Club 

Are you a book lover? Do you want to learn some deep insights from friends all over the world? Do you enjoy sharing your opinions?  If yes, then join us.

Our books are carefully chosen by our leaders to allow for an accessible level of English, of inter-cultural understanding and wholesome discussion. Each week, our leaders create questions for a guided discussion. Our discussions have allowed a multiplicity of viewpoints from which we all learn about each other's cultures. We have found that the atmosphere of compassionate understanding permits an honest and authentic exchange. 

The Spouse and Partner Book Club meets virtually every week during the academic year on Thursday at 9:30 A.M. ET.

To register for this meeting, follow this link: 

https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvd-iuqTsjiIocOEYq674RO6DVjj5NdA  

For further information about the Book Club, contact Ms. Joanne Napoli. 

 

English Hour

Join us to improve your English skills through conversation, games, and more.  If you are already a fluent English speaker, come help others to improve!  

The English Hour meets virtually every week during the academic year on Fridays at 11 A.M. ET. 

To register for this meeting, follow this link: 

https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdO-sqzgoGdGIOxUbJem0AyLaHIzsxVz9    

For more information, contact Joanne Napoli   

 

Join the spouses listserv for the latest updates on all spouse/partner programs.

 

Fall 2020 International Spouses and Partners Orientation

Welcome! The Spouse/Partner orientation session serves to welcome all new international spouses or partners to Duke University. Please note that this orientation is for ALL NEW international spouses/partners that are affiliated with Duke (students, scholars, or employees).

Please check out our recording of the Orientation and other valuable resources here

https://duke.box.com/s/mjdgtqt01j6hzcgujvmzfckrcg5xwcie