International House

Virtual Orientation

Are you getting ready to come to Duke University?  Do you have questions about housing, health insurance, transportation, and visas?  We have answers to most, if not all, of your questions, so plan to join the International House for their summer Virtual Orientation and Q&A session with offices from around Duke in mid-June. More info to come soon.

We want to make the online Q&A session as helpful as possible; therefore, we are encouraging everyone to watch the videos prepared just for you BEFORE the online session.  You can find the video links on our website. Videos are on youtube and

International House (map)
300 Alexander
Box 90417
Duke University
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: 919-684-3585
Fax: 919-684-8241

Our Office Hours are 8:30 – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday


Typically, during the week of August 14, the university’s International House will host a number of activities and events for all new graduate and professional students. This includes students both in- and outside of the Nicholas School. More info to come soon.

Post-Orientation Services/Events (tentative dates)

 Student Health Immunization & Insurance Card Pick Up

  • Location: To be determined
  • Aug 17, 9am-12: Grad & other schools
  • Aug 18, 2-4pm: Grad & other schools

Shopping Trip to Target offered by International Students Inc.

Saturday, August 19, 10am at the Traffic Circle at the end of Science Drive Volunteers from the Durham community with International Students Inc will drive you for this shopping trip. You will be dropped off at your home afterwards. (

International House Welcome Reception
Monday, August 21, 4:30-6:00pm at Nasher Museum of Art All new international students and family members are invited to attend.

Orientation Peers (IHOPs)

During the summer months, our International House Orientation Peers (IHOPs) will contact you individually to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. Please register for International Graduate and Professional Student Orientation

I-House On-going Programs

Satellite Office

The International House is excited to announce the operation of a weekly satellite office on West Campus. In an effort to increase our access, reach, and interaction with the Duke Community, we will have office hours on Wednesdays at the Bryan Center beginning September 6, 2017.

  • What: International House Satellite Office 
  • When: Wednesdays 11am – 1pm. Beginning Wednesday September 6th!  
  • Where: Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) Garden Room (bottom floor of Bryan Center)

We are open to the entire Duke Community!  In particular, international undergraduates, graduate/professional students, scholars and postdocs and spouses/partners. Stop by on a Wednesday!

For more information please call us at (919)684-3585 or email us at