Global Education

The Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO-U) is the initial point of contact for all students wishing to take courses abroad, either through a "Duke in" Program or at any other institution not in the United States. In all cases, a student wishing to undertake study abroad should contact the GEO-U.

The Global Education Office maintains a database of previously approved courses and their transfer equivalents at Duke. If your course has been previously approved, the Global Education Office will be able to process the transfer credit.

If your course has not been previously approved, you must obtain approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students should initiate the process with the Global Education Office by completing an "Transfer for Credit" approval form located here. In addition to the form, students will need to provide a description of the course(s) in question, such as a description from a course catalog, web print-out or course syllabus. Students also need to provide information on where the course(s) fits into the program of study at the institution in question (i.e. is it a course for majors?; is it an intro, intermediate or advanced course?; etc.). A good way to do this is to provide course descriptions for any pre-requisites to the course you are seeking to transfer.

Students may submit these materials with the approval form directly to Kim Carlisle, Business Manager in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, who will forward them to the Director of Undergraduate Studies for approval and then to the GEO-U for final processing.

At most two (2) course credits from all study abroad courses and/or courses taken at other domestic institutions may be counted toward the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies major or minor requirements. As a rule these courses will be counted as electives.

If you are looking for a Study Abroad program with specific opportunities in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies we suggest that you check out approved programs in Denmark, and NYU Prague. There is also a program in Cuernavaca, Mexico for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and Gender Studies students through the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College.

Students are also encouraged to investigate study abroad summer research fellowships, particularly for students planning a senior distinction project. Funds are also available from Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies via our Travel Award Program.