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Tennessee Conference for International Leadership (TN-CIL)

What is TN-CIL?

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Student leaders from across Tennessee gather for this annual conference. One hundred participants include international students and U.S. study abroad students currently enrolled in Tennessee colleges and universities. TN-CIL includes workshops, community service projects, team building games, diversity exercises, and social events. Students and staff present conference sessions focused on study abroad, campus diversity, international programming, personal goals, group dynamics, and more.

The Tennessee Conference for International Leadership (TN-CIL) includes leadership training, cross-cultural communication, activities, social events, and a chance to learn more about yourself and the world! Students will have an opportunity to participate in a service project. Also, it is a wonderful chance to meet interesting people from other schools in Tennessee and develop leadership skills with an international focus.

Goals of TN-CIL include:

  • Provide tools for developing leadership skills
  • Challenge perspectives of global leadership
  • Promote friendship and networks among international and study abroad students
  • Promote cross cultural understanding on our campuses and beyond
  • Recognize differing styles of leadership across cultures
  • Provide an opportunity for students to present workshops in front of their peers
  • Share your culture with others

Download TN-CIL Information Packet

Who is TN-CIL for?

TN-CIL hosts approximately 100 student leaders (or future leaders) including international and U.S. study abroad students in Tennessee.

Why was TN-CIL created?

TN-CIL was created to provide leadership development opportunities for international and study abroad students in Tennessee. This is a unique opportunity to explore leadership in the context of cultural differences and understanding.

Where is TN-CIL?

TN-CIL is typcially held at Hillmont Camp in White Bluff, TN.

When is TN-CIL?

TN-CIL dates TBA. Delegates who are chosen will be given a letter of selection to show professors for missed classes. Delegates must attend the entire conference. Please plan accordingly.

How much does it cost?

Cost for TN-CIL will be $TBA per student. The cost will include housing, food, t-shirt, and transportation.

50% of the registration cost will be reimbursed to you by ISSS after your participation in TN-CIL.

How Can I Participate in TN-CIL?

Please complete the form below and return it to ISSS. The ISSS staff will select the Vanderbilt Delegates for TN-CIL.

TN-CIL Registration Packet

How can I be a leader at TN-CIL?

TN-CIL was created to provide leadership development opportunities for international and study abroad students in Tennessee. This is a unique opportunity to explore leadership in the context of cultural differences and understanding.