Parents & Families

Flag of the Week: The Bahamas

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth Realm in 1973.

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Flag of the Week: Malta

Officially known as the Republic of Malta, the rocky islands of Malta are located in the Mediterranean Sea. The archipelago of Malta doesn’t have rivers or mountains, but the coastline has impressive harbors and sandy beaches. The capital, Valletta, was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for the historical buildings dating back to 16th century.

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Reflection on DKU

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care, 2001

 

Dr. Li-Chen Chin, Assistant Vice President, Intercultural Programs, served as Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Duke Kunshan University from August 2018 to January 2019.

 

Flag of the Week: Austria

Austria is a country of nearly 9 million people in Central Europe. The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

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Letter to Parents of Fraternity and Sorority Life Members

To our Fraternity & Sorority Families & Friends:

As the recruitment and intake season for Spring 2019 comes to a close, we wanted to send a note to you all introducing what fraternity/sorority membership at Duke is all about. Many of your students – over 550 – made the decision to join our community this semester, and we are excited for the experiences to come.

Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke serves to complement the mission of the University through four areas:

Flag of the Week: Hong Kong- the Fragrant Harbor

As one of the most glamorous and exotic destinations in Asia, Hong Kong is a special administrative region located on the southern coast of the People Republic of China. The name Hong Kong translates into “fragrant harbor” traditionally due to the natural sweet water and the incense factories that would lie on the banks.

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Flag of the Week: Rwanda

Rwanda is a country in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated. Nicknamed “Land of a Thousand Hills,” its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country.

 

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Flag Of the Week: The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. Its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen.