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Day 1 - 2021 International Graduate and Professional Students Orientation - Shared screen with speaker view
Rawyan Shayema
23:03
I’m from Bangladesh. I’m joining the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts
Jhanavi Raman
23:07
Hey, My name is Jhanavi Raman. II am from Bangalore, India. I am in the MEM program from, Pratt School of Engineering :)
Qingyi Liu
23:11
morning everyone, my name is Qingyi Liu, and I’m in MA in digital art his tory
Andy Xu
23:20
Andy from China, JD program
Shyamal Anadkat
23:23
Hi all, I’m in the ME AIPI program. Excited to be here!! I’m in Durham at the moment :)
Shreyansh Chordia
23:58
Hi, I'm Deekshit in the MEM program. I'm in Durham at the moment
Chung-Hsuan Tung
24:29
Hello everyone! I'm Chung-Hsuan from Taiwan. I'm in Durham and look forward to see everyone!
Shefali Anand
24:52
Hello everyone,Shefali this side from India.I will be joining the MEM program this Fall.
Xuexuan Peng
25:52
Hi all, I am Thomas Peng, MEng, Mechanical Eng, in Durham now :D
Damilare Bello
25:56
Hello everyone! I am Damilare from Nigeria. Currently in Durham. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Noman Nory
25:56
I am looking for a room in Durham. I would appreciate your advice. Thank you!
Eugene Wong
26:04
Hi, I’m Eugene from Singapore and will be in the MEM program.
Megha Ben
26:17
Hi, I am Megha Ben from India. Arrived in Durham a week ago :) Now settling in! Will be joining the MEM Program.
Shreyansh Chordia
26:18
Hello Everyone. I am Annie from India and here in Durham right now. I am in the MEM program. Looking forward to see you all.
Meet Sharma
26:58
Hi all, I am Meet Sharma. Will be arriving in Durham on 16th. Will be joining the MEM program.
Noman Nory
27:41
Looking for a room. My email is: noman.nory@gmail.com Thank you!
Aidar Sarybayev
28:19
Hi all! Especially lucky ones who are already in Durham :)).
Foluke Ojelabi
28:26
Hello! Foluke Ojelabi MIDP program
Xiting Zhang
28:37
Hello everyone! I am Xiting Zhang from China. Just arrived Durham this morning. Will be joining the MAE Program
Adriana Sierra Todaro
28:40
Hello everyone!
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
29:14
Hi Noman, do you want a temporal room or an apartment that you want to live for a long term?
Aidar Sarybayev
29:51
I am Aidar Sarybayev, incoming grad student MEng FinTech, from Kazakhstan. Still here in my hometown, hope to handle all issues and travel to US soon.
Rui Xian Siew
30:09
Hello! I am Siew from Malaysia, already in Durham.
Kalina Tsolova
31:05
Kalina from Bulgaria, PhD in biochemistry
Adriana Sierra Todaro
31:43
Hi I am incoming Fintech student too! I am Adriana Sierra from Colombia, I’ll be on my way to Durham tomorrow !! Congrats and cheers to all of you guys
Roi Faroud Lopez
31:54
Hi everyone! My name is Roi Faroud coming from Honduras doing the MEM this fall
Noman Nory
32:03
@Zhengguo Cai, Thank you for your message! I would like to find a room in Durham for the duration of the fall semester.
Roi Faroud Lopez
32:08
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Jingyu Peng
32:40
Hello everyone! I am Jingyu Peng from China. I'm in MEng, ME program
Cong Yu
34:24
ni hao
Aidar Sarybayev
37:18
Hi Ling! Great to see you. Are IHOPs like "responsible" for certain departments or we can reach out to anyone we wish ?
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
38:09
I would suggest these near-campus apartments if you don't have a car, go check their official website for making a room tour ASAP: Heights at LaSalle Apartments, Lofts at Lakerview, Flats exchange, Chapel tower, Belmonts, Trinity, Ewrin Terrance, poplar manors, etc.
Noman Nory
39:05
Thank you!
Siyao Wang (iHOP)
39:42
Hi Aidar, iHOPs are volunteers helping with the orientation and transitioning of life for incoming international students. We are not responsible for specific departments but feel free to ask us questions!
Sandy Hatoum
42:38
Hi Everyone I’m from Lebanon originally but moving from Dubai and will be in the master’s of global health program
Aniket Mukherjee
47:09
Can a student get an SSN without an on-campus job?
Shyamal Anadkat
47:37
Will it be possible to get a physical student ID on arrival?
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
48:03
@Aniket, yes
Nitin Luthra
48:10
Is there an app to find out Bus schedules?
Adriana Sierra Todaro
48:25
How can we get the duke Card to use it in the buses? Can we show it from our cellphones ?
Shreyansh Chordia
48:39
Can IHOP help to get on campus job ?
Jhanavi Raman
48:58
What time do the duke bus operate from and to ?
Kritika Sharma
49:34
@Nitin Luthra Use transloc, you'll get the bus schedule there.
magdalena olivares
53:46
can we open a bank account to transfer our fees if we don´t live in US?
Nishant Agarwal
54:02
Hi there! are there any transport option or shuttle between RDU airport and uni?
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
54:05
https://dukecard.duke.edu/
Nishant Agarwal
54:42
are there any transport option or shuttle between RDU airport and uni?
Kritika Sharma
55:24
Does Duke offer student bank accounts?
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
55:26
https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/transportation
Yeldar Yestayev
55:31
can we participate in new student orientation program in person?
Nishant Agarwal
55:34
Thanks!
Robbie Morrison
56:42
TransferWise is a really good option!
Megha Ben
57:31
I used Flywire
Yuxuan Yang
57:45
Yes TransferWise is a cheaper choice
Sandy Hatoum
57:47
I used transfer wise to pay for my rent and it worked easily
Tongchatra Watcharawittayakul
57:56
I still need to complete TB Testing. Do I need to make an appointment?
Cong Yu
57:58
i think that depends on the country and/or bank you are transferring money from
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
58:45
https://parking.duke.edu/parking/permits/after-hours-permit-night-permit
Hadia Madni
58:56
Could you share the link for the facebook group you mentioned?
Maria Creighton
59:22
What is the Facebook page for incoming students?
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan
59:38
https://www.facebook.com/groups/762914837944857
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
59:43
https://www.facebook.com/groups/762914837944857/?multi_permalinks=829607624608911
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan
59:44
https://www.facebook.com/groups/762914837944857
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:00:58
https://finance.duke.edu/bursar/TuitionFees
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:01:23
https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth/health-insurance
Soumak Bhattacharjee
01:04:02
I cannot get any carrier service as my mobile phone is incompatible. Any advice?
Dimitris Maltezakis
01:04:47
Regarding i-94, i had the same issue. You will be able to view the information AFTER you’ve entered the U.S.
Maria Creighton
01:05:38
If these are issues accessing I-94 I was told to contact the deferred inspection site in NC: 1 919 674 3400
Maria Creighton
01:05:48
*there
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:07:55
@Soumak, I had the same issue, I was able to get AT&T to replace my SIM card in my existing phone
Shyamal Anadkat
01:15:35
Fyi - All Rec & P.E. facilities will be closed Sunday, August 8 - Sunday, August 22 for cleaning and maintenance prior to the Fall Semester.
Shyamal Anadkat
01:15:42
https://recreation.duke.edu/facility-hours
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:16:16
The Thursday’s orientation will talk about the services and programs at Rec & PE
Shivam Chadha
01:16:24
Once you finish the North Carolina driving theory test, is that when you can get a learning permit to start driving with an instructor?
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:16:52
@shivam, yes, that’s correct
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan (she/her, IHOP)
01:16:58
Yes!
Shivam Chadha
01:17:20
Great. Thank you.
Yudi Zhang
01:18:36
What insurance companies do you recommend for getting an insurance under my name without having a car? (just for driver license purpose
Dimple Malik
01:20:07
Can we receive the shared presentation over email?
Tristan Frappier-Brinton
01:20:11
Do you know of any insurance companies that might recognize driving history from other countries (particularly asking about Canada)?
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:20:38
The presentation slides and recording will be available on our website later.
Dimple Malik
01:21:08
thankyou so much
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
01:21:30
I used Progressive for this but not sure how big difference will be when using other insurances.
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:26:45
GPSG will do a presentation on their resources on Friday!
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:29:28
@Tristan, we use Geico
Tristan Frappier-Brinton
01:31:53
Thanks!
Robbie Morrison
01:32:04
So when you go to get a drivers license is it just a written test
Ayomide Lamuren
01:32:09
Will the presentation with links be shared afterwards?
Robbie Morrison
01:32:11
Or do you do the practical at the same time?
Luz Saavedra Sanchez
01:32:44
Is there any recorded or upcoming session about the steps to get a driver license and car at Duke? I think the majority have many questions
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:33:08
@Robbie, it depends if you have a valid drivers license from elsewhere or not.
Robbie Morrison
01:33:51
Thanks Madison -will call the DMV and check
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
01:33:53
It is 2 separate tests, first is the learner's permit test, a written test, the 2nd one is the road test, which required you to drive your car to DMV and do the test.
Ellie Zhang
01:34:05
Can Canadian credit score help? Like credit card or any other aspect. Thank you
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:34:12
@Ellie, no
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:34:24
You can find info on getting a driver’s license on our website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/transportation
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:34:31
Canadian credit isn't recognized in the US
Aidar Sarybayev
01:34:40
Using this opportunity to meet grads online, I would just like to ask: is there any international student who's travelling with his/her family? I'm planning to travel with my family, and it's challenging to find an affordable housing. So, I'm wondering is there any other international family, wtih whom we could rent and big home and share it together??
Shyamal Anadkat
01:35:19
@Zhengguo: I live in Belmont as well! would love to catch up sometime (:
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:35:52
Duke Bold is a club that does group hikes
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:35:55
Great Smoky Mountain is a great place to visit!
Madison Bradley (she/her, IHOP)
01:36:39
Eno state park is only 15 minutes from campus! and Occoneeche is only 25 minutes!
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:37:11
The outer banks and Wilmington have great beaches
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:37:19
Hanging rock, blowing rock are good for day trips
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan (she/her, IHOP)
01:37:56
Blue Ridge Parkways has lots of beautiful vistas
magdalena olivares
01:40:10
Can international students of DEL use the gym and pool during the PBS weeks?
Robbie Morrison
01:40:38
That's great! I understand Thank you :)
Laavanya Sankaranarayanan (she/her, IHOP)
01:40:41
the driving schools will allow you to take lessons, and you can use their car for the test to get your DL
magdalena olivares
01:41:12
place based sessions
magdalena olivares
01:41:24
for students that doesn live in durham
Saurabh Mohan
01:47:18
Can you share a link to the sports clubs on campus ?
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:47:57
https://recreation.duke.edu/sport-clubs
Siddhant Sandeep Bapat
01:50:54
Thank you!
Robbie Morrison
01:50:56
Thank you everyone!!
Aniket Mukherjee
01:51:01
Thank you
YOULMAE PARK
01:51:01
Thank you!
Gonzalo Meneses
01:51:10
thank you so much!
Shyamal Anadkat
01:51:11
Thanks all :)
magdalena olivares
01:51:11
bye, thanks
Phyllis Njiru
01:51:12
Thank you
Rathi Kashi
01:51:14
Thank you!
Robbie Morrison
01:51:16
You should post the link in the chat so people can click on it
SEOHYUN KOO
01:51:22
Thank you
Adriana Sierra Todaro
01:51:26
Thank you all!
Noman Nory
01:51:36
Thank you!
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:51:38
bit.ly/2021-grad-o-survey
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:52:08
Y’all are free to leave. Thank you so much for coming and helping!!
Ling Jin (she/her, IHouse staff)
01:54:55
Thank you all for coming. Have a great day!