Citizen of the World, Ambassador by Default


This article was originally written by Kathleen Russell for the Fall 2013 issue of the Peabody Reflector. To access the original article please click here. Kathleen Russell spent the last year traveling the world through the Michael B. Keegan Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to develop future leaders through world travel and experiential…

Peabody’s Global Partnerships Reach the Four Corners of the Earth


This article was originally written by Lisa A. Dubois for the Fall 2013 issue of the Peabody Reflector. To access the original article please click here. In a fragmented world, education can build bridges across oceans, mountains and deserts; it can draw connections between cultures that seemingly have little in common; and it can break…

Fulbright Gateway Orientation 2013


From Aug. 19 to 23, Vanderbilt University hosted a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for newly arrived Fulbright foreign students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Fulbright Gateway Orientation program is made available to Fulbright foreign students as part of its flagship Fulbright Program and designed by the…

2013 Study Abroad Photo Contest

2013 Photo Contest Shoes

Vanderbilt students submitted over 500 photos to the 2013 Global Education Office photo contest. The GEO staff narrowed the submissions to 12 photos. Below are the finalists. The grand prize winner, “Making Camel Friends at the Great Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt” by Nisha Khorasi was announced on September 6th.

Darien Bryant: West End to East Asia


This article was taken with permission from Commodore Nation, the official publication of Vanderbilt athletics.You can read the original article by Chris Weinman and more articles in Commodore Nation here. There may come a day when having an SEC football player spend nearly a month studying halfway across the world is not remarkable. But opportunities like the one…

Partnership Links Vanderbilt with South Africa for Research and Student Training in Astronomy


Astronomers at Vanderbilt University have partnered with colleagues in South Africa for a program of cutting edge research to discover planets around other stars, and training of post-graduate students in this research, with an emphasis on students from Historically Black Universities. Astronomers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Cape Town have deployed a telescope…

Women’s Soccer Takes On Brazil

VU Women's Soccer players share VU spirit with Vasco da Gama players in Brazil

After months of planning–and what seemed like weeks of packing, the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team left in early May for an eight-day tour in Brazil.
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Study Abroad Student A Finalist for International Education Video

Students walk through the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark

A video by David Sanchez, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, is one of five finalists in NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2013 video contest celebrating international education. The winning video will be announced at this year’s annual NAFSA Conference in late May…

Vanderbilt Guatemalan Field Station Provides Interdisciplinary Hub

By Ted Fischer


Vanderbilt University’s expanded commitment to research and sustainable development in Guatemala is reflected in this spring’s opening of a Guatemala City field station that is home to 13 projects…

Melbourne Partnership Inspires New Three-Minute Thesis Competition

By Victoria Greene

PhD student Nicole Spigner, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Professor Vicki Greene, and PhD student Evan Haglund

Inspired by its partnership with the University of Melbourne, Vanderbilt University held its inaugural Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on March 22, 2013 at the Student Life Center. More than 60 master’s and Ph.D. students in the Graduate School presented at the competition…