DukeImmerse helped me grow not only as a student but as a person. It was the most rewarding educational experience I’ve ever had.
Lauren Kelly ’16
DukeImmerse is a semester-long program in which all courses are small seminars, interdisciplinary and build on a single theme. Each DukeImmerse program comprises:a cluster of courses in which everyone is enrolled; curriculum based on issues related to the professors’ research; high faculty and student interaction; classroom learning connected with the real world and small enrollments (about a dozen students each). DukeImmerse resembles the first-year Focus program at Duke, except students take all courses together, not just a subset. DukeImmerse is an academic counterpart to the co-curricular DukeEngage program. Programs may provide global off-campus experiences to enhance the curriculum and may target sophomores or older students, depending on the need for prerequisites.
The DukeImmerse program supported by the DHRC@FHI is the Rights & Identities in the Americas program.
I got to learn so, so much about the history of Latin America and human rights, sociolinguistic critical analysis, how to conduct an interview, and even to how to navigate another country! I would recommend this program to any Duke student.
Jennifer Acosta ’17