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International Resources


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) is committed to preparing global citizens by providing innovative and high quality international 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.