Ibrahim Maali, Power of Ideas and Muslim Cultures, Class of 2012

"Coming into Duke, I was unsure about how the Focus Program would affect my transition to college life. It was easily the best decision I made in my career thus far. I loved having all of my classmates living with me in the same dorm and being introduced to such distinguished professors in my first semester. Duke is known for its faculty student interactions, but Duke takes it to a whole new level with the Focus Program and FOCUS trips with professors to Rome and Turkey, both of which I was fortunate to go on this year."