Forever Learning Summer Academy

Combining the intellectual energy of college with the camaraderie of summer camp, the inaugural Forever Learning Summer Academy will provide an immersive week-long educational adventure for Duke University alumni and friends.

Registration for the Inaugural Forever Learning Summer Learning Academy Opens March 8, 2024

Classes will take place on Duke’s West Campus among the iconic Gothic stones and arches. Participants will select one of five featured interdisciplinary courses of study for the week and will take part in intriguing class time with some of Duke University’s phenomenal faculty. Participants will reconnect with the university experience and each other. The vibrant academic, cultural, and social environment that defines both Duke University and the city of Durham will be on full display all summer long.


All guests will stay at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Your hotel room is included in your tuition cost. Participants in the Forever Learning Summer Academy will not be permitted to share their hotel room with non-participant guests. Please visit the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club list of Hotel Amenities to see their updated offerings.

What's Included

  • Tuition for selected course of study
  • Accommodations for 6 nights
  • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Breakfast Monday-Saturday at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
  • Meal Card to be used for lunch at campus eateries
  • Transportation between Washington Duke Inn and West Campus
  • Friday evening Celebration
  • Duke Exclusive and Plenary Lectures
  • Group excursion in Durham

Physical Requirements

Please note that this program will be challenging for anyone who has difficulty with walking or other mobility issues. Field trips and excursions often require up to one mile or more of walking including uphill terrain, stairways, and uneven ground. Prospective participants with mobility difficulties, visual or hearing impairments, or other health concerns should make preliminary inquiries before signing up for this program.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Notification of cancellations must be received in writing via email to Refunds will be made in accordance with the following per person cancellation penalties based on the number of days before arrival. Up to 60 days: $150 administrative fee; 59-30 days: 50% of the total program price; 29 days or less: 100% of the total program price. In the event of cancellation of the program by Duke, a full refund will be given. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. Information about trip insurance may be viewed at and scroll to the section on Safeguarding Your Investment.


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