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circle, the world, the earth

Study other lands, cultures, and states.

Director: Dr. Mark Frisch
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

View a slide show of ORBIS's exciting work in 2012-13.

Watch the video ORBIS students made in fall 2011 to showcase their learning community:


ORBIS faculty for 2012-13Fall 2014
UCOR 030, Research and Information Skills, Prof. William Klewien
UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Dr. Jessica McCort
HIST 151C, Shaping of the Modern World, Dr. Matthew Hyland
SOC 124C, Global Sociology, Dr. Douglas Harper

Spring 2014
UCOR 102C, Imaginative Literature & Critical Writing, Dr. Jess McCort (optional)
WDLT 102C, New Voices, Questions, Realities, Dr. Mark Frisch

from the left, Dr. Jess McCort, Dr. Mark Frisch, Dr. Zebun Ahmed, summer 2012


Look at photos and read testimonials from ORBIS students to see how their experience outside the classroom complements what they're doing in class.


ORBIS resident students live on the exciting new Global Diversity floor in Towers Living-Learning Center, along with students in NARRATIO and a number of Duquesne's international students. ORBIS students don't need to apply to live on the Global Diversity floor; all ORBIS students who live on campus get on without having to apply.