The DukeHello Project
Connecting Duke and Local Francophone Communities
In 2013, Duke University professor Deb Reisinger created a Service Learning course that combined the study of global displacement with French-language learning and community engagement. Students partnered with CWS, a resettlement agency in Durham that connected them with Central African refugees who had been in the US from two weeks to two years. As students learned about the challenges of adapting to life in a new country and in a new language, they worked with their partners to identify knowledge gaps and immediate needs. The DukeHELLO project is the result of this partnership. Join us for a conversation about community-based language learning and refugees’ stories with local refugees, students, and project leaders.
This event is free and open to the public. Light lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the Center for French and Francophone Studies, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, and the Department of Romance Studies at Duke.