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.

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.
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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GoinGlobal International Career and Employment Resource

GoinGlobal is an international career and employment resource that includes country specific career information for over 30 countries and world-wide job openings, internship listings, and industry profiles. Topics include: 

  • Country career guides including specific resume writing guidelines and examples
  • Employment trends and opportunities
  • Corporate profiles
  • Cultural and interviewing advice
  • More than 400,000+ country-specific company profiles in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, consumer goods, consulting services, finance and technology
  • Job openings and internship opportunities in countries around the world

Duke University has a site license so that students, staff, and faculty may use GoinGlobal. Sign in using your Duke UniqueID at

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