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Sagan Sarah - Senegal vs Cameroun

2011-2012 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Every year, hundreds of Vanderbilt students go abroad to study. The Global Education Office annual photo contest highlights the things our undergraduates see and do while abroad, while celebrating their photographic talents. Check out the latest contest winners!

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Religious Scholar’s Journey Takes Him from Millersburg to Bangladesh

Tony Stewart performed an experiment when he arrived on the Vanderbilt campus. “I asked everyone I ran into for directions to Religious Studies,” he said. “Without exception, they told me how to get to the Divinity School.” Although they share a lot of intellectual territory, Religious Studies and the Divinity School are separate entities with…

Posted by webcomm on December 3, 2012 in Fall 2012, , , , ,

Two old men debating politics underneath revolutionary graffiti, Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

The Spring of Arab Discontent

Confident, poised, and gracious, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Scobey appeared ever the eloquent diplomat during her speech to the Vanderbilt community on the Arab Spring and Egypt’s political situation since the series of protests in 2010 that shook the world. Serving as U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 2008 to 2011, Scobey addressed the monumental nature of the changes that swept through the Middle East…

Posted by webcomm on November 30, 2012 in Fall 2012, ,


Undergraduate Research of Global Proportion

Many students may characterize “traditional” study abroad as involving some kind of academic coursework, combined with participation in cultural activities—often including extracurricular activities, excursions, and sometimes home stays. But for some Vanderbilt undergraduates, study abroad meant something more…

Posted by webcomm on November 30, 2012 in Fall 2012, ,

Owen China feature pic

World Shapers

Of all the schools at Vanderbilt, Owen Graduate School of Management is one of the most globally engaged, including dozens of international exchange programs, multiple overseas experiences and international coursework: International Residency Every year Owen’s Executive MBA students participate in an international residency as part of their degree program. In 2012, 49 second-year students of…

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The Brazilian Brilliance of Beto Brant

While Brazilian filmmaker Beto Brant was collecting awards worldwide for his production, I’d Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (original title: Eu Receberia as Piores Notícias dos Seus Lindos Lábios), Vanderbilt caught wind that Brant was willing to come to Nashville for a special screening of the movie. It was a small window of opportunity—Brant would spend a few…

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Multilingual Living at McTyeire International House

If you happen to wander into McTyeire International House during the dinner hour, be prepared to hear anything but English. Instead, you will hear conversations in up to eight languages–Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Russian, Italian, and Portuguese. McTyeire, which opened in 1981, offers students the opportunity to engage in a foreign language and explore…

Posted by webcomm on November 30, 2012 in Fall 2012,


InterVU with Tim McNamara

Tim McNamara, vice provost for faculty and international affairs, recently finished his first year at the helm of Vanderbilt’s international initiatives. VI asked McNamara to reflect on Vanderbilt’s current international activities and to share his vision for the coming years. VI: It’s been one year since you added “International Affairs” to your title. What has…

Posted by webcomm on November 30, 2012 in Fall 2012, , ,