KSAC students gathering in front of Duke Chapel

Kunshan Student Ambassador Council (KSAC) is a network of students from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. Building upon the unique relationship between our universities, KSAC aims to foster communication, exchange of ideas, and the integration of students across Duke and DKU.

Since its establishment in 2015, graduate and undergraduate students have worked on a wide range of projects under the umbrella of KSAC. Early on, KSAC provided student insight into the development of new programs at DKU and worked to raise awareness of Duke-DKU collaborations. In recent years our leaders have focused on building active partnerships between Duke and DKU student groups, fostering meaningful cross-campus exchange through events and collaborations, and supporting Duke and DKU students during their study abroad on our campuses.

KSAC is structured in two chapters, one at Duke and one at DKU, each typically led by two or three co-chairs. Membership in KSAC is based on a competitive process. KSAC invites undergraduate, graduate and professional students interested to see who is onboard.

At Duke, KSAC is advised by the Duke Office of DKU Relations; at DKU, KSAC is advised by the DKU Office of Global Education.


Past Projects/Work
Presentations and advisory work
  • Duke-DKU leadership roundtables
  • Duke-DKU town hall meetings (co-presenters with Duke Provost and the Duke Student Government)
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Kunshan for Duke Faculty and Duke students (compilers)
  • Proposal to improve DKU’s system for accepting and addressing student concerns
  • Faculty pre-departure student panel
  • DKU informational video
  • Student Orientation proposal
Campus engagement and events
  • DKU summer reading program
  • Global Learning semester information session
  • FACES DKU presentation (student presenters)
  • Sino-US interest forums
  • Springternational and other Duke campus fairs
  • Duke China-US forum
  • CSA visit to DKU
  • Career Panel
  • Major Panel
  • Weekly Tea Time with DKU students at Duke
  • Orientation leaders at DKU
  • D2D Program (peer program matching DKU students with Duke students prior to/during study at Duke)
  • DKU at Duke Orientation (content provider & student presenter)