Your Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to either UNC or Duke University.

Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows

Over the next few months, you will be receiving information and requests from the Graduate School, your academic department, International Student Services, the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center and Rotary International as well as the Rotary Host Area Coordinator. We understand that the responsibilities you have to each of these can be overwhelming. To assist with this, we have put together a General To-Do List or Next Steps to take in preparing for your arrival to the United States.

While we hope this list will be helpful, we also expect that you will remain in constant communication with the above-mentioned administrations to ensure you remain on schedule in sending in necessary documents and obtaining the necessary paperwork to begin your studies this fall.

We understand that different people are asking you to submit similar information. Please inquire with the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center if you have questions or concerns about information requests.

  1. Look for a welcome email from Susan Carroll, Managing Director
  2. Accept Admission
    • Once you receive your official letter from the graduate school, please go ahead and accept the offer of admission.
    • Please be on the lookout for details related to logging in to your Duke email account, and get in the habit of checking this regularly.
  3. Send your official transcripts to Cheryl Bailey, the Assistant Director for MIDP Admissions.
    • Transcripts must be issued in the original language and be accompanied by certified English translations. Please begin working on this as soon as possible, as this can be a lengthy process when working with some institutions.
  4. Obtain a Visa
  5. Send short bio and headshot to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center.
  6. Plan your arrival
    • Work with Rotary International to arrange travel to North Carolina.
    • Please send your travel itinerary to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center
    • Be on the lookout for an information packet with advice from current fellows.
  7. Look for an email from Susan Carroll regarding the date of our center’s orientation.
  1. Look for a welcome email from Susan Carroll, Managing Director
  2. Accept Admission
    • Once you receive your official letter from the graduate school, please go ahead and accept the offer of admission.
    • Please be on the lookout for details related to logging in to your UNC email account, and get in the habit of checking this regularly.
  3. Send your official transcripts to the Graduate School.
    • Transcripts must be issued in the original language and be accompanied by certified English translations. Please begin working on this as soon as possible, as this can be a lengthy process when working with some institutions.
  4. Obtain a Visa
  5. Send short bio and headshot to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center.
  6. Plan your arrival
    • Work with Rotary International to arrange travel to North Carolina.
    • Please send your travel itinerary to the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center
    • Be on the lookout for an information packet with advice from current fellows.
  7. Look for an email from Susan Carroll regarding the date of our center’s orientation.

Please note – this checklist provides a general overview of the steps required to begin your academic career, but should not be the sole list referred to in your planning process. Please continue to review and respond to all requests that you receive from the various university departments as well as Rotary International.

 

Questions?

If you need additional information or have other questions, please contact Amy Cole, Program Coordinator.