International Postdoc Resources

 

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For information on getting oriented to Duke, employee perks & benefits, public transportation, etc., see our New to Duke/Durham? resource page.

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Visa Status/Work Authorization

Visit Duke Visa Services for:

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

Housing
Utilities
Banking
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.
  • The free Bull City Connector loops between Duke and downtown Durham.
  • 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.
Postdoc to Postdoc (P2P) Program
  • DUPA Postdoc to Postdoc (P2P) Program: Want help with getting settled, getting around, or where to get the best food in town? Whether you are coming from out of town or out of the country, we have postdocs here to help you make your transition. Sign up here and you will be matched to an established postdoc who can relate to your situation.

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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


Volunteering

  • 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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