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Educational Excursions

Looking for a uniquely Duke learning experience? Explore our immersive programs, which put alumni behind the scenes at some of the most distinctive educational settings in the Duke universe. 

The Oxford Experience

If you miss learning beneath Duke’s neo-Gothic spires, you’ll love our annual two-week experience at the University of Oxford. Enrich your mind as you explore the great works of literature, history and the humanities with Oxford tutors in the cradle of higher education.

Next Event: September 2024

Marine Lab Weekend

Ariel shot of the Marine CenterAt the gateway to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the Duke Marine Laboratory hosts some of the world's leading experts on oceans and the animals who depend on them. Our weekend programs give alumni an informed view of these treasured landscapes and the ecological challenges they face, complete with hands-on activities and field trips to explore the wonders of North Carolina's rich coastal landscape.

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Learn with Lemurs

A window to Madagascar awaits you at Duke’s hidden gem – the Duke Lemur Center. Our weekend programs offer an opportunity to get to know these athletic, social and surprisingly intelligent creatures and to learn about the biological conservation work that is essential to saving their natural habitat. 

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The Duke Exclusive

Explore Duke DaysThe Duke Exclusive offers local alumni and university guests the chance to experience one-of-a-kind educational excursions only Duke can offer. 

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Want to hear about registration or next event information first? Join our early interest list! To join, contact Stacey Alston at 919-684-6586 or​ and provide your full name, contact information, and which program (or programs) you are interested in.
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Plus: Explore the world with Duke experts through our Duke Travels program.