Student Testimonials from 2013 DukeImmerse: Rights and Identities in the Americas

Read the Chronicle article with information about the trip and other DukeImmerse programs.

Check out the Rights and Identities Tumblr from the 2013 trip to Chile.

IMG_1140DukeImmerse was the first time I ever really got to know professors on a personal level and I am so thankful for that opportunity. I also really enjoyed being able to engage with the topics we were learning, both through the trip to Chile and the weekly trips around North Carolina. I felt more invested in the topics we were learning than I normally do, and know that I will remember what I studied long after this class ends. –Celina Rodriguez ‘14


I believe the Immerse program is the best way to get to know professors here at Duke. I now consider my Immerse professors to be life-long mentors, and am so grateful that I had the opportunity to forge these great relationships.  Furthermore, my professors approached the Duke Immerse experience with not only the intention of teaching me about human rights and social justice issues, but also with the aim of fully impressing upon me the importance of these issues in the modern world.  This has been my first experience in which a teacher or a professor wanted me to do more than learn- they want me to care.  –Lauren Kelly ‘16

Click below the video to view selected projects from participants of the DukeImmerse 2013 Rights and Identities in the Americas program.

Video recap of the semester made by Rinchen Dolma ’16 and Simar Nagyal ’15.

Preserving Culture Through Pageants – Nicole Daniels ’14

The Human Rights Impacts of VAWA 2013 – Lauren Kelly ’16

Futures Held Hostage – Isabella Szcabolcs ’14

Vandalism or Art?  – Chelsea Sawicki ’14

Selected Interviews – Kaley Deal ’15 and Mariel Charles ’15