Immersing students in meaningful study around the world is very important to us. Here are some of the ways Sanford students can study around the world.

Glasgow, Scotland


The University of Glasgow

The Sanford School of Public Policy and the Global Education Office for Undergraduates (GEO) are pleased to offer this program in coordination with the University of Glasgow.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. The university is famous for its contributions to political economy and moral philosophy, making it a particularly good location for students to engage in public policy studies.

The city of Glasgow is an exciting locale, with a varied array of cultural activities and entertainment. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Glasgow grew to a population of over one million and was the fourth-largest city in Europe, after London, Paris, and Berlin. Today, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest in the United Kingdom. In 1990, Glasgow was named the "Cultural Capital of Europe" by the European Community.

Washington, DC

The Duke in DC program offers a unique and exciting opportunity to live, study, and work in the nation’s capital - experience up close how public policy shapes society and your place in it. Whether your future is as a lawyer, a social entrepreneur, a teacher, a high-tech innovator, an artist, or simply an engaged citizen, public policy matters to you – this program helps you understand how.

Duke in DC has a pre-professional tilt, connecting classroom study to experiential learning oriented around policy innovation and public leadership. You meet in weekly seminars with Duke faculty members. The courses often feature high-profile practitioners from the media, government, and advocacy communities—often Duke alums—who are eager to show you how Washington really works and to guide your intellectual and professional development. Program includes a 28-hour/week internship.

'This Program Will Impact My Future'


Alec Lintz participated in the Duke in DC program. In addition to coursework, Alec interned with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio). The summer following the program, Alec landed an internship at the White House. Alec credits Duke in DC with setting him up for success. "Without question, this program will impact my future,” he said. “The millennials, the people who are on college campuses right now, really have the potential to re-orient ourselves in how we consider politics.”


Worldwide Experiences

Each year, Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS) takes learning beyond the classroom through domestic and international battlefield staff rides and security-related field trips.

Staff rides combine the best aspects of a battlefield tour, a crisis simulation, and a seminar discussion. Prior to the trip, participants research one or two key figures in the drama. During the trip, they give first-person briefings of what that historical figure did and why they did it.

Staff rides have included trips to Morocco, Belgium, France, Vietnam, Grenada, England, Fredericksburg, VA and Gettysburg, PA.


More Global Opportunities

  • Duke Engage Students address critical human needs in a fully-funded summer of immersive field service.
  • Bass Connections Students tackle complex societal problems in interdisciplinary teams.