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Meet Your Duke IHOPs - Shared screen with speaker view
Ling Jin, International House Staff
26:00
Welcome everyone! Please mute yourself upon arrival! You can use the chat function to ask questions. You can also directly message me and send me the question!
Ling Jin, International House Staff
29:45
Welcome everyone! Please mute yourself upon arrival! You can use the chat function to ask questions. You can also directly message me and send me the question!
Abhay Rao
33:51
That is a beautiful cat
Abhay Rao
36:29
Also, question: I meant to learn how to drive before getting to Durham, but I’ve been stuck in constant lockdowns here in India. Is it convenient (or feasible) for international students to learn to drive there? :)
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
39:23
I think so. As long as you have a car (which you can own one after getting learner's permit), the road here is nice to get some exercise!
Ling Jin, International House Staff
39:29
@Abhay There are driving schools around here and you can find recommendations on the IHouse website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/transportation/obtaining-car
Yudi Zhang
40:12
How did you find a RA/TA opportunity? Is there a website for students to apply for? Or do we directly approach professor and ask for opportunities? Thanks :))
Abhay Rao
40:23
Thank you :) Also, didn’t introduce myself - I’m headed to the Nic School for a Masters in Environmental Management
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
40:42
Nice to meet you!
Abhay Rao
41:04
So nice to meet all of you as well :)
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
41:33
@Yudi In my program, being an RA is one of the program features, so we had to do interviews with different research mentors to find the most compatible one. So from my experience, it is within your department
Yudi Zhang
42:21
Gotcha. Thank you Nour!
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
42:38
Np!
Melody Wei
42:39
Is there a checklist for international students after arrival? Should I go get a Duke card first or check in with my program director? Any instructions on that? Thank you:)
magdalena olivares
42:57
where can I stay if I only go to durham in the weeks of DEL/MEM face-to-face clases?
Sudeep Sawant
43:03
I play a lot of among us and gartic phone too! Its fun! So nice to meet y'all!
Judith Mwobobia
43:15
What is the accomodation situation like?
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
46:29
@Melody I got my Duke card from my program, so I would suggest emailing your advisor about this once you know who your advisor is. Although I do think your program will email you about this as soon as the time is right
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
46:45
@Melody I personally don't think there is an official checklist upon arrival. I think the most important notifications should appear in your email! Check that frequently and also check with your program director if missing anything!
Melody Wei
47:09
Cooool thank you for that!!
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
47:19
You can find places to stay in at Duke List or nearduke.com, there are many options that you can see on the ihouse website
Shivam Chadha
48:03
Is it easy to get tickets for basketball games?
Lulu Zhou
48:11
Is on campus parking available?
Rajeeta Bhandari
48:18
Can you make it clear in Dukehub, duke list, Student id, unique id and net id? I get so confused all the time.
Mrunmayee Padhye
48:33
a follow-up question, when could one report to Duke office once in the US, particularly for compliance related to OPT?
Yao-Hsuan Tien
48:50
Hi Akash Chopra,
Judith Mwobobia
48:59
Thanks Nour. Is there accommodation on campus? And if that is what I want what do I need to do?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
49:41
For detailed information on getting a driver’s license, you can visit the IHouse website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/transportation/obtaining-car
Yao-Hsuan Tien
49:46
I’m also interested in DevLab, can I get your email and know more information about it?
Kiriko Terai (IHOP)
49:58
It is not easy to get a basketball game ticket. Students do campouts to get tickets!
Kiriko Terai (IHOP)
50:35
You can do on-campus parking. You apply from Duke transportation.
Ling Jin, International House Staff
51:01
For those of you who have questions on housing, we also have information on the IHouse website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/living-essentials#housing
Kiriko Terai (IHOP)
51:01
https://parking.duke.edu/parking/annual-permits
Kiriko Terai (IHOP)
51:16
For on-campus parking:https://parking.duke.edu/parking/annual-permits
Jhanavi Raman
52:06
Hello, Does Duke have a campus tour schedule? How do I access or register for the same?
Mrunmayee Padhye
52:11
I am a vegetarian. Would like to know if there are any good vegetarian joints near campus?
Yen Peng Quek
52:16
is there a quarantine requirement upon arriving at Duke?
Ziwei He
52:48
Hi! I've been vaccinated in my own country, what kind of proof should I collect?
Rushal Sharma
53:15
Hey, for us international students arriving at Durham for the first time & considering our flights would reach the RDU airport late at night (around 9:30pm), what do you suggest would be the safest & the most convenient way/mode of transport to reach our apartments from the airport?
magdalena olivares
53:20
Where I can find the courses, sylabuss and important dates?
Mrunmayee Padhye
53:45
vegetarian meals options particularly at the campus? Also, will like to know if there is a meal pass so as to reduce costs of meals?
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
53:47
No problem Judith! Yes, there are dorms on campus and you would need to apply for them. You can find more information about housing on https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/living-essentials#housing
Ling Jin, International House Staff
53:55
This is the site that has all the information for international students: https://keeplearning.duke.edu/international-students/
Zhengguo Cai (IHOP)
54:17
@Ziwei, you should get certificates from that, did you?
Sarwari Das
54:39
While choosing courses, is there a place I can read Duke student reviews of classes?
Abhay Rao
55:14
I need to drop out now - thanks so much for this session, IHOPs! Look forward to meeting all of you in person soon.
Tishya Srivastava
57:01
Hello! I want to understand the norms of opening a bank account in Durham, and how do the other international Duke students go about it?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
57:06
Duke Unique ID: 7 digit on the back of your Duke Card; NetID: the “username” for you to log into Duke systems
Kavya Ranawat
57:09
I may arrive Duke a couple of weeks after the fall semester begins due to delays in obtaining my visa. Do I need to inform/ get in touch with someone about this?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
57:29
DukeHub: the system where you can enroll in classes, you can see your grades, tuitions, etc.
Kavya Ranawat
57:37
Also, will classes be held virtually this semester?
Yazed Alsuhebany
57:50
what is the difference between dukeID and student ID?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
58:04
DukeList: it’s like Craiglist for Duke students, such as second-handed stuff, find places to say, etc.
Judith Mwobobia
58:21
Thank you Nour
Ling Jin, International House Staff
58:29
Student ID is only used for your student record, and it is different from your Unique ID. You should be able to find it on your DukeHub.
Shifeng Sun
58:32
Is it popular to use the bike as the major transportation at Duke?
Rajeeta Bhandari
59:12
so, why do we need duke card? Just to enter in duke university ? And use their resources?
Nour Hammad (IHOP)
01:00:49
@Rajeeta yeah during the pandemic, we needed our cards to get into the campus buildings...
Rajeeta Bhandari
01:01:26
Oh thank you @Nour
magdalena olivares
01:02:34
where I can fin the different programs of social activities to get involve?
magdalena olivares
01:02:46
find
Chris Williams
01:03:27
Anyone having problems with the London Embassy? …or any tips for dealing with them? Can’t get an appointment
Menahil Rahman
01:03:43
Hello. I wanted to know what are the cost effective insurance plans for my dependants (child and husband) other than the official student insurance plan for my dependants
Mrunmayee Padhye
01:05:28
when could one apply to be a part of a club or to seek internships? Can it be done before beginning the program when one has Duke ID, etc?
Mrunmayee Padhye
01:05:48
is there any link or mail or application one needs to put up?
Natasha Jacob
01:05:56
Hello, do you recommend any cost effective phone and wifi plans?
Rajeeta Bhandari
01:06:29
How do I find on campus jobs?
Vinayaka T
01:06:37
Hey, could you please let me know the best way to reach the Duke campus from the RDU Airport for someone flying in first time with a lot of luggage?
Tishya Srivastava
01:09:17
Can you let us know about the process of obtaining SSN for international students?
Mrunmayee Padhye
01:10:19
Request for a confirmation - the bus service is from University till Erwin square and till the Heights. Request you to tell of there are any more routes?
Mrunmayee Padhye
01:11:43
or cycles for use in and around the campus
Yudi Zhang
01:14:28
recommend ratemyprofessors.com
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:18:03
Some students also use Flywire (https://www.flywire.com) to pay for tuition
Tishya Srivastava
01:19:20
Do a lot of international students obtain SSN?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:19:53
SSN question: you have to have an on-campus job to get an SSN. You can find the requirements on the IHouse website: https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/ihouse/ihouse-services
Zesheng Li
01:20:00
Hello, could you give me some details about duke traffic situations? I will live in the south of the duke campus about 3 miles away. Is there a slope that difficult for bicycle riding on the way to campus? And i am very hesitate to buy a car or not.
Yazed Alsuhebany
01:20:22
Thank you very much all for the very useful info.
Yen Peng Quek
01:20:53
is there a quarantine requirement upon arriving at Duke?
Mrunmayee Padhye
01:21:02
Thank you for the information! Was very goof virtually getting to know IHOPs.
Nicolas Kobeliovsky
01:21:25
Hi guys! First, thanks for arranging this meeting.I have one qstn about sports on campus. I know that it's more common for undergrad students to participate in such activities, is it possible for grad students?Also, I wanted to know if grad students can buy meal plans and if that is advisable.
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:21:32
There is no quarantine requirement upon arriving at Duke. However, if you are not vaccinated, that is definitely recommended.
Yen Peng Quek
01:21:52
Thanks Ling Jin!
Voranci Zhang
01:22:02
Do we have an international student group chat on any social media?
Rajeeta Bhandari
01:22:07
Is it possible to take bikes in shopping malls or on grocery stores?
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:22:57
https://www.facebook.com/groups/762914837944857/
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:23:12
This is the Facebook group for incoming international grad students
Menahil Rahman
01:23:28
Any tip for searching good insurance plans?
magdalena olivares
01:23:55
thank very much, it is great to find some interesting things to do, and your recommendations!
Yang Jumei
01:24:31
Thank you for having this meeting. It is very useful indeed!
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:25:42
If you have more questions, you can also ask in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/762914837944857/
Jefferson Ting
01:26:40
Thank you for this meeting.
Gonzalo Meneses
01:27:47
Thank you guys! this has been really helpful.
Siddharthan B T
01:28:08
Thank you guys
Nikhil Thakur
01:28:09
Thank you everybody. This session was really helpful.
Suying Liu
01:28:22
Thank you! This is very helpful.
Suchen Ding
01:28:24
Thanks!!
Antonia Markoviti
01:28:25
Thanks, everyone!
Zesheng Li
01:28:26
Thank you so much!
Ling Jin, International House Staff
01:28:28
The orientation schedule should be posted soon. Stay tuned on and check your email!
Tongchatra Watcharawittayakul
01:28:28
Thank you.
Mahima Tatavarthy
01:28:30
Thank you so much for having this session.
Yao-Hsuan Tien
01:28:30
Thank you all the information.
Venkata Krishna Chitti Babu Battepati
01:28:32
THank you guys!!!
Pablo Cordero
01:28:36
Thank you!
Megha Patil
01:28:36
Thanks for arranging this!
Selena Kay Galeos
01:28:37
Thanks everyone!
Sarwari Das
01:28:38
Thank you!!
Sudeep Sawant
01:28:42
thank you guys!
Xiting Zhang
01:28:43
thank you
Chung Tung
01:28:44
Thank you all!
Shuo Wang
01:28:47
Thank you!
Sachiko (Sandy) Matsuda
01:28:48
Thank you!!!
Tishya Srivastava
01:28:49
Thank you!
Jhanavi Raman
01:28:52
Thank you.