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Graduate Academic Programs

Peabody College

  • International Education Policy and Management: The (IEPM) track is designed for those who intend to build an academic career dedicated to the study of education and its effect on social and economic development.
  • International Leadership Development Track: The (ILD) track provides participants an empirical and theoretical basis for understanding and addressing issues of human and organizational development in the international arena.  It is an extension of the Human and Organizational Development (HOD) Major. 
  • Educational Leadership Learning Exchange: (ELLE) has convened leaders from Vanderbilt's Peabody College, South China Normal University, and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools for seminars, school visits, cultural experiences and cooperative dialogue over the past 7 years.
  • Humphrey Scholars Program: The program brings accomplished mid-career leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for an academic year to study, gain professional experience and foster cultural exchange.
  • Peabody Field school in intercultural education: The Fieldschool is a collaborative research training opportunity, typically based in a less developed country for 6-12 weeks, in which participants work in teams with host country community and academic partners to address a common issue or problem.

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Owen Graduate School of Business

  • MBA Program:  International Studies Emphasis: Combined with an exchange programs and various international internship opportunities, the International Studies Emphasis offers a series of elective courses that train students to become global managers. Some int’l courses include:
  • Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social and Governmental Issues
  • International Financial Markets
  • Operations and Corporate Strategy
  • Global Business Club Immersion Trip
  • EMBA:  Includes required three-course sequence dedicated to doing business internationally—including a required International Residency during the second year
  • Americas MBA
  • Project Pyramid
  • Overseas Opportunities and Exchanges

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School of Medicine

  • Emphasis Program:  Medical students undertake a research project of their choosing during the first two years of medical school – many include overseas projects.
  • Global Health Immersion Course: Medical students may choose to fulfill the immersion requirement by taking Delivering Primary Care in Resource-Limited Settings (IDIS 5618), a four-week course taught in Lwala, Kenya at the Lwala Community Hospital. The course is offered in October and February.
  • International Cardiovascular Scholars Program: to advance the knowledge and practice of cardiovascular medicine worldwide by supporting exchange between Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute and clinical and research institutions throughout the world.
  • Master of Public Health Program, Global Health Track: focused on improving global public health through leadership, service, and dissemination of knowledge. Students complete a public health practicum of at least 10 weeks in an international setting, or with international populations in the United States.
  • Vanderbilt International Scholar Phd Program:  designed to recruit outstanding international students into Vanderbilt’s Biomedical Research programs and support them throughout their studies. 
  • Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy: The Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy has participants conduct a research project during the summer under the supervision of a Vanderbilt faculty scientist.

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 Divinity School

Divinity
  • Programs: Master of Divinity; Master of Theological Studies
  • Biennial summer field education trip to US-Mexico border region to work with NGOs servicing immigrant communities
  • Megiddo dig (Isreal) in partnership with Tel Aviv University
  • Occasional trips to the UK to study Methodist heritage through the Wesleyan student group
  • Field Education with a Global Focus: Catholic Charities (work with immigrants)
Graduate Department of Religion
  • Programs (Masters and Ph.D.): Ethics and Society; Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel; Historical Studies; History and Critical Theories of Religion; Homiletics and Liturgics; Jewish Studies (M.A.); New Testament and Early Christianity; Religion, Psychology, and Culture; Theological Studies
  • Doctoral students are expected to have spent time studying or living in a region associated with the primary religious tradition of the dissertation during the time of graduate study and might be linked with language study or dissertation research.

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Law School

International Legal Studies Program
  • Prepares students to practice law in a global environment by combining substantive classroom exposure to cutting-edge topics in international law with practical experience in their application through the International Law Practice Lab and annual externships.
  • Internships/Externships: places students in international courts, international institutions, offices of the U.S. government, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
  • Three semester externships offered each year: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; The Hague, The Netherlands - 6-month internship; Office of the Legal Counsel, United States Embassy, The Hague -Spring semester externship; European Court of Justice, Luxembourg - 4- to 6-month clerkship.
LL.M. Program for International Students
  • Each fall, foreign attorneys and international students come to Vanderbilt Law School for a year of advanced legal study of American legal issues and legal research methods in classes with American law students.
  • Joint Degree Program: LL.M. / M.A. in Latin American Studies

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