International Student Resources
Beyond the Graduate School's English for International Student (EIS) program's language assessment and course offerings, we support two services for international graduate students that are particularly important resources for later-year students:
1. At Duke’s Writing Studio, international graduate students can work on any writing assignment, project, proposal, journal article, or the dissertation with trained writing tutors. The Studio now has an ESL specialist and all tutors are trained to work specifically with non-native speakers. Students may request a specific tutor, if they wish, and can work with the same tutor over multiple appointments.
2. Analogous opportunities for speaking are provided through the EIS program’s Oral Skills Coaching service. Students can meet in one-on-one sessions with an experienced ESL speaking coach to develop and rehearse any type of oral presentation. Students use this service to rehearse and receive feedback on typical oral presentations such as departmental and conference presentations, poster sessions, interviews, job talks, proposal defenses, and qualifying and prelim exams.
Additional resources for international students at Duke University include: