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Partner With Communities for Positive Change Through DukeEngage

Deadline: November 1, 2023

Part of the Kenan Institute for Ethics, DukeEngage is an eight-week immersive summer program that places Duke students in global communities addressing critical social issues.

Through DukeEngage, students work with communities to develop solutions and create positive change, guided by Duke faculty and local partnering organizations. Additionally, students participate in critical reflection throughout the summer — unpacking their experiences, learning about the context of their work, and considering why this work matters and what it means for them moving forward. There is no cost for the program; all living and travel expenses are covered.

Join us for program-specific info sessions to learn more about applying for DukeEngage and to hear from program directors about their 2024 DukeEngage programs!

We’ve opened applications for 2024 summer programs and have posted the group programs list. Learn more about dates and deadlines and find out how to apply.

Students are eligible to participate in DukeEngage beginning the summer following their first year. Seniors are not eligible to participate unless they will be enrolled for at least a semester when they return. There is no cumulative GPA required for students wishing to participate in DukeEngage, however, students must meet continuation requirements and be free of academic or disciplinary sanctions.