Hilary Zarnett '15

Monday, March 6, 2017

I didn’t come to Duke looking to become an ICS major – the major ended up finding me. I spent my freshman year following my academic advisor’s advice to take whatever courses interested me, but they all led me back to the same place: ICS. No other major melds my unique interests – culture, history, language, and politics to name a few - under one cohesive umbrella, allowing me learn about my region of study, the Middle East, through a variety of different lenses. The ICS major truly challenges me to think about the world beyond the parameters of my own experiences and has proven to be a rewarding path of learning during my time at Duke.