Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to Everyone

September 17, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

WOW: A Brief Introduction to Chinese Philosophers and Religion

Presented by: Jun Li, Vanderbilt Doctoral Student In the past thousands of years, do Chinese students have religion? What makes Chinese religion quite different from that of many other cultures? How did Chinese philosophers connect with religion? Three famous Chinese philosophers, Confucious, Lao-tze, and Huineng, as well as some of their great followers will be...... KEEP READING


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Ilens Film: A Touch of Sin

Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts; and Nick Kline, A & S Class of 2016. China (2013) Dir: Zhangke Jia. This daring and poetic film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces of present-day China, who are driven to violent ends. Based loosely on...... KEEP READING


openeyes September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: Open Your Eyes

Presented by: Haerin Shin, Assistant Professor of English Spain, France, Italy (1997) Dir: Alejandro Amenabar. The line between dreams and reality become increasingly blurred after a womanizing playboy is disfigured by a jilted lover in a purposeful car accident. Peeling away at the layers of his subconscious, Cesar begins to realize that reality is no...... KEEP READING


September 24, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

WOW: Connecting Multicultural Populations with Disability Resources

Presented by: Alexander Santana, The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/TN Disability Pathfinder Overview of Tennessee Disability Pathfinder’s Multicultural Outreach Project, which included a statewide bilingual HELPline, website resources family support group, and community trainings on a local, state, and national level, online Camino Seguro database of bilingual providers. It will provide practical tips on accessing disability resources...... KEEP READING


wowlogo_whitebackground October 1, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

WOW: Confronting Challenges in Global Service: Advocates or Adversaries

OACS staff and students will reflect on their experiences in Morocco, London, South Africa and Ecuador as student volunteers over the course of four weeks. Students and staff will discuss the challenges and rewards of entering another community and how to best approach international service in a mutually beneficial manner.... KEEP READING


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Upcoming ISSS Activities – F-J

CulturalCafeFlier2014 September 18, 2014 - 12pm to 1pm

Culture Café

NEW STUDENTS ONLY!! Join us every Thursday in September to discuss adjusting to your new environment: Vanderbilt, Nashville, or the United States. Open to new international students and new American students. Sarratt 363. Lunch will be served. Co-sponsored with the Psychological & Counseling Center (PCC).... KEEP READING


September 18, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

OPT Employment Session

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 If you are an F-1 student who will be graduating this year please join us to learn more about your employment opportunities after graduation. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment option available to F-1 students when the employment is directly related to the...... KEEP READING


October 2, 2014 - 12pm-1pm

OPT Employment Session

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 If you are an F-1 student who will be graduating this year please join us to learn more about your employment opportunities after graduation. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an employment option available to F-1 students when the employment is directly related to the...... KEEP READING


October 7, 2014 - 5pm-6pm

J-1 Students and J-2 Dependents Employment Session

Location: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Room 3... KEEP READING


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