International Students

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Students from outside the United States are welcome to apply to Field Studies, and we typically host many international students each year. However, please note that all course materials, instructions, and communication are in English, and Duke TIP does not provide English language support. English proficiency is crucial to success in the program: students must have sufficient English-speaking skills to fully engage in the program as well as participate in intense, fast-paced, rigorous courses.

International students should use the standard application process for Field Studies.

Passport and visa information

All non-US citizens will need a passport to attend summer programs in the United States. They are also required to have the appropriate visa, and it is the student’s responsibility to obtain that visa. Obtaining a visa can take time, so please allow a minimum of six weeks after obtaining a passport to complete the process. Additional visa information will be provided upon admission.