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Activities and Resources

Helpful Links

    Our most comprehensive collection of important information for your experience at Vanderbilt and the city of Nashville can be found at our Life at Vanderbilt link. Please peruse these pages of resources.

    • ISSS International Scene is the ISSS newsletter sent to all international students and scholars twice each semester.
    • GlobalVU is a bi-weekly list of cultural events at Vanderbilt and the Nashville Community, sent through e-mail.
    • Campus Resources
    • Nashville Resources
    • Immigration Resources


    Vanderbilt University has over 350 student organizations, providing opportunities to pursue wide variety of interests and activities and meet new people. A Student Organizations Fair is held every fall.  It is a great chance to learn more about the fun opportunities at Vanderbilt. For a list of all student organizations please visit, http://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentorganizations/subject-listing-of-student-organizations.

    ISSS Activities & Events

    FIRST FRIENDS is Vanderbilt’s international friendship program, connecting international students with Americans on and off campus for friendship and cross-cultural exchange.

    WORLD ON WEDNESDAYS (WOW) takes place every Wednesday, 12:10-1:00 p.m. WOW features a different topic of global interest each week, with presentations by students, staff, and faculty. Past topics have included, “Journey to Japan,” “Crisis in the Ivory Coast.”

    INTERNATIONAL LENS, a film series with a global perspective, uses film to promote conversation among the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities. Each semester, an average of two to three films per week are shown in Sarratt Cinema, showcasing a variety of genres, topics, and cultures.  All films are free and open to the public.

    INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK is an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the U.S.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES: ISSS, the Dean of Students, and other departments plan informative, interesting, and fun events throughout the year.

    Arts and Cultural Activities

    Arts at Vanderbilt:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vuarts/

    Dance Group: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/dance/

    Dyer Observatory: http://www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu/

    Great Performances:   http://www.vanderbilt.edu/greatperformances/

    Sarratt Studio Arts:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sarrattart/

    Other Resources

    Calendar of Events: http://calendar.vanderbilt.edu/

    Commons:    http://commons.vanderbilt.edu/

    Media:  http://www.vandymedia.org/

    Nashville: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/nashville/activities.php