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What I’ve Gained from Fuqua as an International Student

October 24, 2018

dozens of flags line the hallway with students bustling below, international student

I knew I wanted to come to the U.S. for business school, but I also knew that I wanted to return to my home country, Indonesia, in the long run. About five years…

How Fuqua Welcomes and Supports Our International Students

December 21, 2017

The Fox Center, our hub for student dining and socializing

At Fuqua, we wholeheartedly believe our community grows stronger as our diversity increases. Thus, we intentionally seek to build a diverse student population—one that’s truly representative across experiences, backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, nationalities, citizenships,…

China Serves as a Classroom for MBA Students

July 21, 2015

Duke Fuqua MBA students study in China

读万卷书不如行万里路 The Chinese proverb above says “reading 10,000 books is not as effective as traveling 10,000 kilometers.” Fortunately for nearly 25-percent of Fuqua’s Daytime MBA Class of 2016, they were not forced to…

More than 100 MBAs Gain Experience in China

June 24, 2015

Duke Fuqua: More than 100 MBAs Gain Experience in China at the Great Wall

Since I started at Duke, I heard several good stories and reviews about the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) that allows MBAs to gain experience in China. Students from the prior year surely…

An International Experience in Fuqua’s Exchange Program

June 18, 2015

Duke Fuqua Daytime MBA students on exchange in Argentina

Going abroad to study in Argentina as part of Fuqua’s student exchange program was an incredible experience, allowing me to spend time living like a local and practicing Spanish. Here are some of…

Trekking through Israel—The Trip of a Lifetime

May 28, 2015

Duke Fuqua MBA students in Israel

Each spring break Fuqua’s second-year Israeli students lead ‘iTrek,’ a trip to Israel. Since learning about the historical significance and political challenges of the Middle East during my freshman year of high school,…

Fuqua Study Abroad – Lessons from the Farm

May 16, 2014

mba student washing dishes

Just like 1/3 of the 2014 class, I returned from a term abroad and jumped back into the Fuqua swing of things for Spring 2. Upon coming back to Durham, I was surprised…

A Very International MBA Experience

March 14, 2014

MBA student in Kenya

What do China, Kenya, Tanzania, Chile, and Mexico all have in common? They’ve all been a part of my experience at business school. Fuqua has long billed itself as an international business program,…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go … With your MBA Classmates

July 3, 2013

Looking back on my MBA, the word “journey” is appropriate for describing the last two years. There has been a lot of travel — some of it transcendental and much of it physical….

Family Matters: Getting an MBA as a Parent

June 21, 2013

I am Liz Charles, a mother of four children and a recent Daytime MBA graduate. Before Fuqua, I worked as a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colorado. When my youngest son…

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