Be immersed in an international and intercultural environment learning with faculty and classmates from different identities and professional backgrounds. 

Program Support

20 Questions with Dr. Cory Krupp, associate dean for academic programs and MIDP director of graduate studies.

Our faculty and staff offer unparalleled service to MIDP fellows. With years of experience welcoming international students and their families and working with students from every continent (except Antarctica, of course!), we offer a range of assistance from airport pick-ups to professional development advising. 

Your professors will engage you in meaningful cross-cultural dialogue. As professors of the practice and international researchers, our faculty have had international careers that combined academic achievements with on-the-ground jobs. You'll benefit from the diverse range of professional and personal experiences of your professors as well as your classmates.


Social and Cultural Activities

Graduate students in the Sanford School of Public Policy enjoy program-specific events and collaborate on a joint social committee that organizes events throughout the year, including networking events, holiday parties and potluck dinners.

Duke’s International Student Center (DISC) offers cross-cultural programs, such as language conversation clubs, global cafe socials and an international graduate students happy hour, to help Duke community members from all over the world connect with and learn from each other. DISC also hosts programs and activities for international spouses and partners and celebrations for cultural and religious holidays, such as Holi and Eid al-Fitr.  



Student Organizations


Jibikeoluwa Faborod MIDP'23 founded the Duke Sanford Africa Policy Group for students to have a space to engage in challenging yet rewarding discourse about global policies impacting Africa. Read about Jibikeoluwa's story.

There are many ways to follow your passions at Duke through our student-led organizations and affinity groups. MIDP fellows are founders and members of a variety of groups, including ones focusing on social innovation, energy and the environment, and regions such as Latin America and Africa.

Learn more about the student organizations in the Sanford School.

Find student organizations across Duke that match your interests on the DukeGroups club directory page.


Global Network

The Duke MIDP alumni network spans more than 100 countries around the world.

Alumni stay engaged with us by guest speaking in classes and at events, attending and hosting events, sharing job and internship opportunities, and mentoring current students.


Bautista Logioco MIDP'04, senior peacebuilding consultant at the United Nations, shared his story with MIDP fellows during a visit to campus.

Alumni Perspectives