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Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students would have the option to have their civic and professional immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in service work, design projects, internships, externships, and co-ops have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.

Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students have the option to have their international immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in study abroad, overseas research, overseas internships, and other international opportunities have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.

Approximately 40 percent of graduating seniors report studying abroad during their time at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt students also engage in other international experiences. Keep reading to see how current and former Vanderbilt students have expanded the boundaries of campus across the world to engage in immersive opportunities with a truly global impact.

Emma Hart in front of a windmill in the Netherlands

Emma Hart, Peabody

Majors: Child Development & Public Policy

Hart, a Peabody Scholar, spent last summer in the Netherlands interning at the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, a private foundation focused on developing and sharing knowledge about early childhood development.  Emma applied design thinking skills that she honed through her involvement with Design for America at Vanderbilt, to help the foundation's team create a keystone document. Read more.


Philip McGloin, Arts and Science

Majors: Economics and Political Science

Minors: Finance and Chinese

McGloin studied Chinese in Shanghai, China, for a month during the summer of 2015 and for eight weeks at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, in summer 2017. While in Taipei, he interned and did market research at Gerber Brand Consulting. He also was a member of Vanderbilt’s varsity men’s basketball team during his first three years at the university. Read more.


Julie Jones, Arts & Science

Majors: International Development and Social Change

Minor: Theatre

Jones went to Kathmandu in Nepal through the SIT programs at Vanderbilt to research how local funding sources affect theatre productions. For four weeks, she conducted research in the tight-knit theatre community, which shared stories of an emerging Nepali theatre. Read more.


Olivia Harris, Arts and Science

Major: Medicine,  Health, and Society and Public Policy Studies

Harris choose to go to India, through Vanderbilt's Global Education office, to focus on the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.  She partnered with a local hospital that connected her to doctors and practitioners who manage the treatment and care of patients with TB.  Read more.