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International Student Orientation

All students are required to attend orientation. 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.

Undergraduate International Student Orientation

Thursday, August 20
Student Life Center Ballroom

Graduate International Student Orientation
Friday, August 21
Student Life Center Ballroom

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