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2020 Study Abroad Virtual Fair

The live Study Abroad Virtual Fair has ended, but your study abroad planning may have just begun. You can still peruse the information below, or just contact a GEO advisor to start planning ahead.

On this page you can find videos* that introduce you to GEO's program partners, campus partners, and frequently asked questions about study abroad. Winning photos from GEO's Annual Photo Contest are also featured here. Explore and enjoy! 


GEO: Frequently Asked Questions 

Get to Know Our Program Partners

CIEE is a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization that transforms lives and builds bridges between individuals and nations by sponsoring a wide variety of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and experiences. CIEE helps people develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world, and contributes to a more peaceful global community by humanizing international relations. Visit their webiste:




Frontiers Abroad’s unique program model seamlessly blends a multi-week field course component and a full semester on campus. There are two program options, Geology of New Zealand and New Zealand Earth Systems, both offering flexibility in tailoring courses to fit specific majors and interests.


A world-renowned Irish university founded in 1592, Trinity is recognized for its academic excellence, transformative student experience, world-class research, and its many famous alumni — who include Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and Mary Robinson. Trinity’s historic campus is located in the heart of Dublin. VU students attend via the CASA consortium. Vistit their website:

Hebrew University is ranked number one in academic excellence by Israel's Council for Higher Education. Students come from over 70 countries around the world to study in classrooms with panoramic views of the 3,000 year old city of Jerusalem. In addition to their coursework, students have the opportunity to participate in an extensive program of cultural and social activities as well as supervised internships for credit and volunteer work around the city. Visit their website here:

Students who come to the University of Haifa International School for a semester or year will have an experience they will never forget! Our wide range of special track programs and courses fulfills any student's academic interest. Courses in the International School are taught in English by faculty from a variety of departments within the University of Haifa. All courses are academically accredited in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European universities. Visit their website here:

The Academic Year in Freiburg program (AYF) is located in the heart of Freiburg in southern Germany. Freiburg is known as one of the world’s greenest cities, mixing a sustainable ecosystem with a charming old-town feel. The program begins with a month-long intensive German Language course. At the start of the academic year, students choose from a variety of courses in diverse subject matters, such as German, History, Art History, Philosophy, Humanities, Sociology, Political Science, Business, Economics and more through the Albert-Ludwigs Universitat. Students also enroll in AYF-designed courses and participate in internships. This program is administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Visit their website here:

Get to Know Our Campus Partners

The College of Arts and Science offers students innovative and intensive academic experiences across the globe during the month of May. Whether on- or off-campus, these Maymester courses allow students to explore topics often only available in the summer and in ways that go beyond the traditional classroom setting. For many students, participating in the Maymester program is an incomparable adventure in learning.

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

During the academic year, Vanderbilt University meets students’ full financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships) regardless of whether they study on campus or away. If the total estimated cost of a study abroad program exceeds the cost of a comparable term at Vanderbilt, the financial aid package can be increased to cover the difference. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your financial plan.
The Global Education Office encourages students to apply for supplemental funding for study abroad. GEO hosts a scholarship competition which draws on the generosity of donors as well as the Office of the Provost to make funds available for Maymester and summer study. External scholarships for academic-year and summer study can be found

Office of the University Registrar

The process for course evaluation is coordinated by the International Curriculum and Credentials Analyst in the Office of the University Registrar. Vanderbilt faculty determine all study abroad course equivalencies, including the number of credit hours a given course will count for.
Every course you take abroad needs to be evaluated by Vanderbilt faculty in order to earn Study Abroad/Away Credit back at Vanderbilt. This process determines how the course will count at Vanderbilt—or if it will count at all.

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