International Postdoc Resources


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For general information on Duke, employee perks & benefits, public transportation & etc, see New to Duke/Durham, the Duke Postdoctoral Virtual Orientation, and Duke Benefits and Services Available to Postdocs.
Make an appointment for International Scholar Orientation with the Duke International Student Center.
If you have a concern about discrimination or harassment, please Report the Incident.
If you have a concern about research misconduct, please Report the Incident.

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Visa Status, Work Authorization and Info Sessions with Immigration Law Firms

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Information Sessions with Immigration Law Firms

The DUPA International Committee periodically hosts information sessions with immigration law firms for postdocs interested in applying for US permanent residency. These seminars are for members of the Duke international community who are interested in the legal process of US immigration.

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Moving to the US: Housing, Utilities, Transportation, etc.

Climate, Time, and Currency
Driver's License/State Indentification Card/Auto Information
Public Transportation
  • Duke offers the GoPass to employees, allowing unlimited rides on select local transit systems for a small yearly fee.
  • The free Duke Buses travel between Duke’s West, East, and Central campuses.
  • Go Durham is the Durham city bus service.
  • GoTriangle provides transportation between Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and Raleigh.
  • The free Robertson Scholars Express Bus travels between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill during the academic year.
  • The Duke Housing Map shows bus stops located near Durham apartment complexes.
Duke Postdoc Buddy Program
  • Sign up for the Duke Postdoc Buddy Program, which helps new postdocs adjust to life at Duke by matching them with more experienced postdocs.

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Health Insurance

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Childcare and Local Schools

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English Language Resources

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Spouse/Partner Resources


  • Many internationals wonder if they or their spouse/partner can get their 'foot in the door' by volunteering. While it may be possible, Federal law limits severely the kinds of employment an alien in temporary visa status may undertake in the US. Please see the Visa Services Volunteer Activities page for more information.

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