IEPM Students Represent Vanderbilt’s U.S.-China Center

International Education Policy Students Spend 6 Week Practicum in Guangzhou, China

For nearly six weeks, three International Education Policy and Management masters students, Megan Ames, Brad Hilbrich, and Matthew Wright, will be getting first-hand knowledge about Chinese education systems as part of Vanderbilt’s U.S.-China Center for Education and Culture. The Center serves as a portal through which Chinese and U.S. policy and practice in education, humanities, and the arts connect through…

Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT Offer Field Experience

By Jana Hall, taken from Institute for Global Health (News, 4/10/2013)

VU residents, medical students, and undergraduates can participant in biomedical research or clinical rotations in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and Fundación INFANT are partnering to offer an international field experience involving clinical research training and thorough insight on the healthcare system in Buenos Aires, Argentina…

General Surgery Residency Program Offers Rotation Abroad

International Rotation2 - Julia Shelton

Vanderbilt’s General Surgery Residency Program, the first program authorized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, now offers residents the option of a four week elective rotation at Kijabe hospital, located in a rural community in Kenya’s Rift Valley…

2011-2012 Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Sagan Sarah - Senegal vs Cameroun

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!

Religious Scholar’s Journey Takes Him from Millersburg to Bangladesh

By Jim Patterson


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…

The Spring of Arab Discontent

By Katie Cardenas (B.A. '12)

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

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…

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…

World Shapers

Owen China feature pic

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…

The Brazilian Brilliance of Beto Brant

By Marcio de Oliveira Bahia


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…

Multilingual Living at McTyeire International House

By Deanna Matheuszik


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…