Summer Experiences

A.B. Duke Scholars have a variety of options for educational enrichment during the summer terms.

Once during their Duke career, A.B. Duke Scholars may attend a six-week summer program at the University of Oxford, all expenses paid. The Duke in Oxford program is a chance to deepen friendships with fellow A.B. Dukes while studying within the individualized tutorial system at one of England’s most venerable institutions of higher learning. In between pondering the ethical quandary of stem cell research and the works of Shakespeare, A.B. Dukes explore London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the English countryside.

Some students choose to substitute another approved summer program – often an independent research project here at Duke – for the Oxford Program. The A.B. Duke Program offers a $2,500 stipend to support this alternative.

The A.B. Duke Research Fellowship (ABDRF) awards A.B. Dukes up to $5,000 for research projects proposed by the scholars. ABDRF grants have taken A.B. Dukes to study childhood malnutrition in Sudan, microfinance in Kenya, and classical Indian dance in Bangalore. The A.B. Duke faculty director and assistant director are committed to matching scholars with the right faculty in the pursuit of common interests and goals.