Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students would have the option to have their international immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in study abroad, overseas research, overseas internships, and other international opportunities have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.
Approximately 40 percent of graduating seniors report studying abroad during their time at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt students also engage in other international experiences. Keep reading to see how current and former Vanderbilt students have expanded the boundaries of campus across the world to engage in immersive opportunities with a truly global impact.
Rachel King, Peabody
Major: Human and Organizational Development
Worked with Children for Change Cambodia, a community-based organization that provides educational services and social support. Developed curriculum for the Vanderbilt-Pakistan Connection and the Malaysian-American Relations at Vanderbilt through English Learning (MARVEL) programs, which provides English-language learning opportunities in real time via Skype. Read more.
Eunice Jun, Peabody
Majors: Cognitive Studies and Computer Science
Traveled to Guatemala to interview mothers and teachers and observed how they communicated with their children and each other. Used the data gleaned from her field research to update the educational materials and packaging that accompanied a pediatric nutritional supplement that Mayan mothers would give to their children. Read more.
Melissa De La Torre, Arts & Science
Majors: Public Policy and Sociology
Combined Vanderbilt coursework with study abroad opportunities in Paris, South Africa, and Morocco to study human rights and immigration law on an international scale. Read more.
School of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Students
Every other year, students spend their spring break repairing medical equipment at hospitals in Guatemala as part of a biomedical engineering service learning course. Read more.
- Class of 2017: Marc Chen studies transportation’s role in improving communities
- Class of 2017: Lauren Pak seeks to resolve conflict and promote understanding
- Class of 2017: Nicole Long looks at the big picture of arts administration
- Class of 2017: Melissa De La Torre promotes human rights and a path to citizenship