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Events & Outreach

Each semester, the Global Education Office offers many ways to learn about study abroad across campus, including information sessions, open houses, and information fairs. Scroll down to see what we have coming up!

GEO also sends both student and staff representatives to other organizations’ events to talk about opportunities for study abroad. If you’d like us to come to your event, email us at geo@vanderbilt.edu. Please submit your request at least 7 days prior to your event. You can expect a response from us within 3 business days.

If you’d like to meet up with us during our regular office hours, or make an appointment with one of our advisors, check out our Advising page.

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Study Abroad OverVUs

Mondays, 4pm CST, Student Life Center Suite 103

Learn the basics of Vanderbilt study abroad and next steps. Last OverVU of the year is December 4.

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Study Abroad Advising Drop-In Office Hours

Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4pm CST, Student Life Center Suite 103

Come talk to your study abroad advisors!

Budgeting Abroad Workshop

Wednesday, March 20, 4-5pm CST, Student Life Center Suite 103

Curious about how to manage finances abroad? Want to pick a study abroad destination that works within your budget? Join us for the Budgeting Abroad Workshop on March 20th from 4:00-5:00PM in the Student Life Center, Suite 103. Learn budgeting tips and tricks along with all the right questions to ask about finances when it comes to study abroad.

Study Abroad Mixer

Wednesday, April 17, 5:30-7pm CST, Student Life Center Suite 103

This event is for:

  • Students who studied abroad and miss talking about it
  • Students who have applied to study abroad and want to connect before going
  • Students interested in studying abroad

All undergraduate students are welcome! You will hear from a student panel and then mix with study abroad alumni and other prospective students. Food provided!

Past Events

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VUSE Study Abroad Info Sessions:

Are you interested in studying abroad as an Engineering student? Yes, Vanderbilt engineering students DO study abroad. When and where will your learning adventure take you? Join the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and the study abroad team to learn more about the study abroad process, program options, and how to get started on your application!

 

LSE Sessions

IFSA LSE Summer Info Sessions:

Join the study abroad team to learn more about the IFSA London School of Economics (LSE) Summer program. We will discuss application process and tips, how to apply, program details and must knows, cost, and more! *To receive credit for course(s) taken at LSE over the summer, students must apply through Vanderbilt Study Abroad*

 

Passport Fair

Wednesday, January 24, 11am-1pm CST, Student Life Center Ballroom A

Apply for a passport at our Passport Fair in 2024! Bring the required documents and correct payment methods to make it a successful application. Reach out to geo@vanderbilt.edu for any questions!

Maymester & Funding Info Session

Tuesday, December 5, 11am CST, Zoom

Interested in learning more about the 2024 Maymester programs and funding opportunities? Join us for a virtual Maymester & GSF  Info Session on Tuesday, December 5th from 11:00am-12:00PM.

The link to view the recorded session can be found here.

 

Budgeting Abroad Workshop

Tuesday, November 28, 4pm CST, Student Life Center Suite 109

Going abroad and have questions about budgeting? Join us for a study abroad budgeting workshop on Tuesday, November 28th from 4:00-5:00 PM in the EL&IV office lobby. We will discuss everything from traveling to grocery shopping and give you our best money-saving tips to prepare for your semester abroad!

Study Abroad Mixer

October 24, 5:30-7pm CST, Rand Lounge 

Interested in studying abroad? Have you been accepted to a program and want to hear from alumni? Then join us for the Study Abroad Mixer in Rand Lounge (by 2301). All undergraduate students are welcome! You will hear from a student panel and then connect with study abroad alumni and other prospective students. Pizza will be provided!

France Visa Workshop

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-3:00pm & Friday, September 29, 2:00-4:00pm

To additionally support students through this process, our office will hosting French Visa Drop-in Advising to answer any questions you may have about the French visa process for our Vanderbilt approved study abroad programs in France. We’ll be hosting these drop-in office hours on the following dates: Wednesday, September 27 - 1:00-3:00pm and Friday, September 29 - 2:00-4:00pm.

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Study Abroad Fair

August 29, 12-3pm CST, Student Life Center Ballroom

Are you interested in studying abroad? Visit the annual Study Abroad Fair hosted by the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt to learn more about program options directly from study abroad organizations. You can hear from recent study abroad alumni, chat with study abroad advisors, and connect with campus partners! There’s even an opportunity to apply for a passport!

Study Abroad Group Advising Sessions

Come to a group advising session to learn more about some of our competitive programs! Hear from a study abroad advisor about the application process, housing, visa information, and more, and bring your own questions, too! Register via Zoom below for the sessions of your choice:

OverVU

Study Abroad OverVU

Virtual summer monthly OverVUs!

We will be hosting one virtual OverVU session on Zoom every month throughout the summer:

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VUSE Study Abroad Info Sessions

Are you interested in studying abroad as an Engineering student? Yes, Vanderbilt engineering students DO study abroad. When and where will your learning adventure take you? Join the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt to learn more about program options, and how to get started on your application!

  • Thursday, August 17, at 12pm CST, via Zoom.
  • Thursday, August 24, 12:30pm CST, via Zoom.
  • Thursday, August 31, 5pm CST, via Zoom.

IES Info Session

IES *New Programs* Info Session

February 14, 12PM CST, Global Education Office (109 Student Life Center)

Learn from an IES representative about newly approved GEO programs!

  • IES London: Health, Practice & Policy
  • IES London: Theater Studies
  • IES Milan Music: Voice, Composition & Instrumental
  • IES Milan: Fashion Design & Merchandising, or Business Studies

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Fall Drop-In Office Hours

Tuesdays: March 21, March 28, and April 4

12–2PM CST, Global Education Office (109 Student Life Center)

Come talk to GEO advisors about your fall specific study abroad questions!

Drop in Hours

Study Abroad Drop-In Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 1–4PM CST, Global Education Office (109 Student Life Center)

Come talk to GEO advisors about study abroad!

Fall Info Session

Fall 2023 Info Session

8 February, 4pm CST, via Zoom

Why fall? Studying abroad in the fall has some benefits that maybe you haven't thought about before. Come learn about Vanderbilt study abroad, and why going in the fall might be a good fit for you. ⁠

LSE Info Session

IFSA LSE Summer Program Info Session

Friday, 27 January, 4PM CST, Commons 335

Are you interested in applying to the LSE Summer Program? Have you started your application already? Come to this in-person info session and get your application questions answered just in time for the January 31st deadline!

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Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions

Friday, 20 January, 9am CST, via Zoom

Wednesday, 25 January, 5pm CST, via Zoom

Thursday, 26 January, 12pm CST, via Zoom

Are you interested in studying abroad as an Engineering student? Yes, Vanderbilt engineering students DO study abroad. When and where will your learning adventure take you? Join the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and Global Education Office to learn more about program options, and how to get started on your application!

2023 Maymester Info Session

2023 Maymester and Scholarship Info Session

7 December, 11am CST, via Zoom

Studying abroad over the summer? Join GEO to learn more about financing your summer or Maymester study abroad!

Watch recording.



Study Abroad Fair

30 August, 12 - 3pm, The Community Event Space on Greek Row (right behind Cole Hall)
Are you interested in studying abroad? Visit GEO’s annual Study Abroad Fair to learn more about program options directly from study abroad organizations. You can also hear from recent study abroad alumni and chat with GEO advisors! Stop by anytime between 12-3PM.

 

CASA Brazil Info Session

Thursday, 1 September, 12PM CST via Zoom

Join the Global Education Office and CASA Brazil Program Director, Karl ErikSchøllhammer, to learn more about studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro. We’ll discuss academics, housing, and experiential opportunities for Vanderbilt students spending a semester in Brazil. There is no Portuguese language pre-requisite to participate in this program.

Spring 2023 Study Abroad Info Session

24 May, 1pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2023? Join the Global Education Office to learn about program options, safety and COVID-related guidance, and how to get started on your application! Watch recording here.

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CET Study Abroad Advising Session

Tuesday, 30 August, 4PM CST, Student Life Center 103 (GEO)

Bring your questions and join us to talk about CET programs in Colombia, Prague, Jordan, and Greater china!

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CET Italy Study Abroad Advising Session

Tuesday, 30 August, 4PM CST, via Zoom

Bring your questions and join us to talk about CET Florence and CET Siena!

IFSA Study Abroad with University of Sydney

Thursday, 30 August, 4PM CST, Sarratt 189

Located in Sydney, Australia's largest city, the University of Sydney has just as much to offer students outside the classroom as it does inside of it. Join guest speakers from IFSA and the University of Sydney for an info session exploring the vast opportunities at one of Aussie's highest-ranked universities.

Engineering Study Abroad Info Sessions

Thursday, 18 August, 1pm CST, via Zoom

Friday, 26 August, 9am CST, via Zoom

Monday, 29 August, 6pm CST, via Zoom

Are you interested in studying abroad as an Engineering student? Yes, Vanderbilt engineering students DO study abroad. When and where will your learning adventure take you? Join the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and Global Education Office to learn more about program options, and how to get started on your application!

Group Adivising Sessions

Group Advising Sessions

22 August, 4pm CST, DIS Scandinavia, via Zoom 

25 August, 12pm CST, CIEE Barcelona, via Zoom

25 August, 4pm CST, CIEE University College London, in-person at Buttrick Hall 102

26 August, 4:30pm CST, Madrid Programs, in-person at Buttrick Hall 101

29 August, 4pm CST, American University of Paris, In-person at GEO

Attend a GEO group advising session to learn more about some of our bigger programs! Hear from a GEO advisor about the application process, housing, visa information, and more, and bring your own questions, too!

Study Abroad & Finances

4 April, 3pm CST, via Zoom
Are you interested in study abroad, but have questions about finances and how to budget? Join GEO for an overview of study abroad and how to financially plan for a successful semester away! Hear from both study abroad alumni and GEO advisors. Register to attend.

Study Abroad Voices: Study Abroad as an International Student

15 April, 5pm CST, Sarratt 189
Are you interested in study abroad, but have questions about how that works being an international student? Join GEO for an overview of how to study abroad and hear from international students who have studied abroad in the past. Ask questions to our guest panelists, including an ISSS representative. NO RSVP is needed, just show up! 

Study Abroad Advising at the BCC

April 1, 11, 29 & May 9, Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center
Join GEO for pop-in hours at the BCC! Ask questions about study abroad, program options, application tips, and more! Talk with student alumni at these dates and times: April 1 & 29 from 12-2pm | April 11 & May 9 from 3-5pm

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Study Abroad Voices: Financial Inclusivity in Study Abroad

18 March, 4:30pm CST, Rand 308 
Join GEO for an in-person discussion on how study abroad can be financially accessible to students of any and all backgrounds. Plus, hear from other Vanderbilt students about their own financial experiences with study abroad. No RSVP needed, just show up!

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Study Abroad Voices: Spanish Immersion Programs

22 March, 5:30pm CST, via Zoom 
Wanting to dive deeper into the Spanish language while abroad? Join GEO for a virtual overview of Spanish linguistic and cultural immersion opportunities offered by the Global Education Office. Hear from study abroad alumni, GEO staff, and a Spanish Department representative. Register to attend.

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Study Abroad Voices: Study Abroad as an Asian American

30 March, 5pm CST, via Zoom 
Are you interested in studying abroad? Join us to hear study abroad alumni talk about their experiences abroad. This session features alumni who identify as Asian-American. Register to attend.

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Study Abroad and Immersion Vanderbilt

22 Feb, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Join GEO and the Office of Immersion Resources to learn how you can utilize your study abroad experience to satisfy your Immersion Vanderbilt requirement! Hear from recent study abroad alumni as they discuss experiential opportunities they took part in while abroad. The Immersion Office will also walk you through how to get started on your own Immersion journey.

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Returning Abroad: International Fellows Info Session

24 Feb, 4pm CST, via Zoom
At this info session jointly offered by GEO and the Career Center's Fellowship Team for Fall 2021 study abroad returnees, you can learn more about international fellowships such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, Mitchell, and more. Register to attend.

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Study Abroad Voices: Study Abroad While Black

24 Feb, 5:30pm CST, Black Cultural Center 
Learn about studying abroad, program options, application tips, and more. Plus, hear from students who have studied abroad in the past, and ask them questions about their experiences and what it is like studying abroad while black.

S22 Study & Career

Study Abroad and Your Career

25 Jan, 12pm CST, via Zoom
At this workshop jointly offered by GEO and the Career Center for Fall 2021 study abroad returnees, you can learn more about study abroad re-entry, process your study abroad experiences with fellow returnees, and learn how to leverage your study abroad for career development. Register to attend.

S22 Fall Info Sesh

Fall 2022 Study Abroad Info Session

27 Jan, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Join the Global Education Office to learn about program options, safety and COVID-related guidance, Fall-specific benefits, and how to apply to study abroad this fall! Register to attend.

Global Summer Fellows Info Session

1 Dec, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Studying abroad over the summer? Join GEO to learn more about financing your summer or Maymester study abroad!

Global Summer Fellows Info Session

20 Dec, 2pm CST, via Zoom
Studying abroad over the summer? Join GEO to learn more about financing your summer or Maymester study abroad!

Watch recording here.

Fall Info Session

Fall 2022 Study Abroad Info Session

21 Dec, 2pm CST, via Zoom
Join the Global Education Office to learn about program options, safety and COVID-related guidance, Fall-specific benefits, and how to apply to study abroad this fall!

Watch recording here. 

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 Remote Global Internships Info Session

8 Nov, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Join the Global Education Office to learn more about Remote Global Internships opportunities during Fall 2022, including application, course credit, and cost!

Watch recording.

Fall 2021 Events

2022 Maymester and Scholarship Info Session

15 Nov, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in participating in a Maymester program in 2022? Attend this session to learn more about program offerings, application tips and information on funding!

Watch recording.

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 CET Florence Info Session

8 Nov, 1pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Fall 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 American University of Paris Info Session

10 Nov, 1pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Fall 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 DIS Scandinavia Info Session

16 Nov, 1pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Fall 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 CIEE Seoul Info Session

16 Nov, 2pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Fall 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Fall 2021 Events

Fall 2022 CIEE Barcelona Info Session

18 Nov, 1pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Fall 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

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Spring 2022 Pre-Commitment Info Session

4 Oct, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Studying abroad this spring? Join the Global Education Office to discuss being abroad in the time of COVID and ask final questions before committing to your program. This event is only open to students with existing Spring 2022 applications.

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BCC On the Menu: Study Abroad While Black

20 Oct, 12pm CST, BCC
Co-hosted with the Black Cultural Center, GEO staff will guide you through how study abroad works at Vanderbilt, and considerations for black students studying abroad.

Sophomore Passport Series

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CET Florence Info Session

2 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.


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Study Abroad Week 2021

7 - 10 September, in-person and virtual
Join The Global Education Office to learn more about how study abroad works at Vanderbilt, including in-person and virtual sessions on topics such as program options, STEM major opportunities, Immersion Vanderbilt and study abroad, and more. The week kicks off with an Advising Open House on Tuesday, September 7 from 12-2PM at Calhoun Hall Portico. Click here for event line up and schedules. 

 

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Scotland & Ireland Programs Info Session

3 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.

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CIEE UCL Info Session

4 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.

DIS Scandinavia Info Session

5 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.

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Israel Programs Info Session

6 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

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CIEE Seoul (Yonsei University) Info Session

9 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.

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SIT Programs Info Session

10 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
SIT offers a number of unique, immersive programs in far-flung locations. Learn more about how these programs are structured, how they might plug in to an Immersion project, what's available in Spring 2022, and more.

Watch recording.

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CIEE Open Campus Info Session

11 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.

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CIEE Madrid: Engineering and Society Info Session

12 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Attend this info session to learn more about CIEE Madrid, a direct-enrollment program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) where you can take Engineering, Humanities, Spanish, Business courses and more!

Watch recording.

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Spanish Language Programs Info Session

13 August, 12pm CST, via Zoom
Interested in studying abroad in Spring 2022? Attend this program-specific info session to learn more about program details and get ready to apply!

Watch recording.