International House

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


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.

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 (2017 registration may not yet be available)