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International Resources

Kayaks in Milford Sound, New Zealand by Lauren Michelle Simon Anchoring Down in Bali by Aaron "The Goon" Ogunro Guess how many stairs to get here by Carson Nunnally Table Mountain with Vanderbilt Students-Cape Town, South Africa by Solange Elkallassi Evening in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden by Greta Messer Sunset over Lisbon, Portugal by Jackson Vaught Sunrise at the old port, Barcelona, Spain by Jackson Vaught View of Reykjavik, Iceland from Hallgrímskirkja by Molly Corn Hiking through Fox Glacier - New Zealand by Alex Anderson Southern Alps over Lake Tekapo by Colleen Kerr African Penguins outside of Cape Town, South Africa by Jake (John) Goldklang Cows in The Catlins, NZ by Colleen Kerr Beacons (Grenada, Spain) by Kate (Katherine) Cavenaugh Casually chilling 100 feet underground in CERN's headquarters. by Trey (Nathaniel) Dodson Train station in Chamonix, France by Rebecca Riley

Welcome to the Vanderbilt global community where you will find services, resources, and information designed to answer questions and facilitate a productive and enjoyable international experience.

International Offices

English Language Center

English Language Center (ELC) supports the educational mission of Vanderbilt University by providing quality English-language instruction to individuals who have a first language other than English.

Global Education Office

Global Education Office (GEO) administers study abroad and student exchange programs. GEO is committed to preparing global citizens by providing high quality learning experiences that build on Vanderbilt University’s commitment to academic excellence, global engagement, and community service.  

Global Support Services

Global Support Services (GSS) provides infrastructure and operational guidance for VU's international education and research. GSS facilitates employment related visas, provides international tax services for foreign nationals, helps faculty and staff to navigate export control laws and regulations, and monitors international travel safety and security.

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) fosters the education and development of non-immigrant students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives.  ISSS provides advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters.