Short-term Programs at DKU

To deepen understanding and collaboration between Duke and DKU students, our office has worked with faculty, departments and groups across campus to develop short-term opportunities for cross-campus student engagement. Below are some examples of recent programs and activities in which Duke students participated at DKU. We expect similar opportunities to continue in future years.

Duke faculty, staff and students interested in exploring partnerships with DKU may contact our office by phone or via email at Note that for Duke graduate students, scholarships may be available to travel and work in China as part of educational programs.


Spring Break 2019: Documentary Studies at DKU

Led by Professor Tom Rankin, Professor of the Practice of Art and Documentary Studies in collaboration with Kaley Clements, Global Fellow in the Arts and Humanities at DKU and Seth Henderson, Assistant Professor of Media and Arts at DKU, the documentary arts at DKU program allowed ten Duke students to get to know DKU’s inaugural undergraduate class and to create documentary material about their experience.




DKU 2019 Humanities Research Conference 

In 2019, six Duke students were invited to present research papers along with DKU peers at DKU’s first undergraduate research conference, organized by DKU’s Humanities Research Center. See the story here .




Spring Break 2018 and 2019: Duke CEE at DKU

Students enrolled in International Applications of Environmental Field Studies at Duke conducted field research at DKU. Led by Pratt School Professor Mike Bergin, undergraduates examined air and water quality at Duke Kunshan and in the region.



Spring Break 2016: duARTS at DKU

Led by Duke University Center Activities & Events (UCAE) and duARTS, Duke students from various artistic backgrounds traveled to DKU to engage along with DKU students in producing art and to tell the story of their experiences through the arts.