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International Student Orientation

All students are required to attend orientation on Friday, January 2, 2015 in the Student Life Center Meeting Rooms 1&2. Orientation will begin at 1:00PM and conclude by 3:00PM.  Please mark this important event on your schedule now, as presenters will discuss information critical to your stay at Vanderbilt and in the U.S.




J-1 Scholar and Intern Orientation

J-1 Exchange Visitor Orientation takes place every Thursday at 1pm at ISSS in the Student Life Center. This orientation is for newly arrived J-1 Research Scholars, Professors, Short-term Scholars, and Student Interns.


Orientation Schedule


  • How to Maintain Legal J-1 Status
  • Grace Periods
  • Employment
  • Special Features of J-1 Visa
  • 212(e) Requirement
  • J-2 Dependents
  • Adjusting to Life in Nashville


Spouse & Partner Orientation and Reception

Welcome to Nashville!

You are invited to come enjoy a time to meet other international spouses & partners and learn more about the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.

When: September 8th, 2014

Time: 5:00—7:00 pm

Where: Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue South, International Suite 103

Questions? E-mail radhika.reddy@vanderbilt.edu or contact ISSS at 615-322-2753