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Off to a Good Start After International Student Bootcamp

April 5, 2019

approximately 100 students and staff pose for a group photo during International Student Bootcamp

As an international student who was not very familiar with living in the U.S., English language and cultural differences were some of the most concerning factors for me before starting the program. However,…

My Experience in China with the MMS: DKU Program

February 1, 2017

Tina and a classmate pose for a photo at graduation at the end of the program experience in China

Looking back at my time in the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University (MMS: DKU) program, the study-abroad experience in China has been the highlight of it all. Many prospective students ask…

Loving Life as a Fuqua Partner

September 17, 2015

Jennifer Taylor, Fuqua partner and wife of a Duke MMS: DKU student

My name is Jennifer and I’m the beautiful wife of Austin, who was an MMS: DKU Class of 2015 student at the Fuqua School of Business. I absolutely loved being a partner of a…

Travel in China Provides Cultural Insight—And a Lot of Fun

August 10, 2015

Duke Fuqua MMS: DKU students travel in China and see the view from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong

A curious fact I learned soon after arriving in China is that what non-Chinese always refer to as the Chinese New Year, is actually called the Spring Festival by locals. The spring festival…

Tips to Help International MMS Students Get Adjusted

July 10, 2015

International flags in the halls of Duke Fuqua

Adjusting is not an easy thing to do. I came to the United States from Indonesia back in 2010, and I still remember how I avoided something basic like contacting Comcast cable to…

Business and Culture: Classroom Lessons Applied in the Real World

June 19, 2015

Shanghai skyline, getting hands-on experience in China

One of the most valuable pieces of our education in the MMS: DKU program is the real-world learning opportunities and hands-on experience that it provides us. Studying in one of the largest trade…

Four Amazing Things About the First Term at Duke Kunshan University

June 9, 2015

Duke Kunshan University campus in China

Although our first term at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) has passed, so many memorable and exciting parts of life there are still vivid in my mind. Below are the top four amazing things…

One Last Run Before Graduation

April 29, 2015

Duke MMS students on spring break in Miami

We’re almost there. In a couple of weeks we will have finished our time in the MMS: FOB program at Fuqua. This feels so surreal. Soon we will all be leaving to start…

Cultural Lessons from the Chinese New Year

April 15, 2015

MMS: DKU student experiences the Chinese New Year

Participating in the MMS: DKU program has given me an enriching and rewarding experience both inside and outside of the classroom. We were on campus in Kunshan leading up to the Chinese New…

First Impressions of China in the MMS: DKU Program

April 8, 2015

students participating in team building exercise

Monday, January 19, 2015, was not a regular Monday. It was the day I arrived in Shanghai with three of my MMS: DKU classmates. We were all coming from different cities, but we…

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