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International Student Orientation

For a detailed list of orientation events and programs during the first week, please view our Fall 2016 International Student Orientation Guide

All students are required to attend orientation. Please mark this important event on your schedule now, as presenters will discuss information critical to your stay at Vanderbilt and in the U.S.
International Student Orientation

Friday, August 19th
10:00am – 12:00pm
Student Life Center Ballroom

Information Fair
Friday, August 19th
8:00am – 10:00am
Student Life Center Ballroom
Talk to local banks, community organizations, and campus partners. This happens right before Orientation.

J-1 Scholar and Intern Orientation

J-1 Exchange Visitor Orientation takes place every Thursday at 1pm at ISSS in the Student Life Center. This orientation is for newly arrived J-1 Research Scholars, Professors, Short-term Scholars, and Student Interns.


Orientation Schedule


  • How to Maintain Legal J-1 Status
  • Grace Periods
  • Employment
  • Special Features of J-1 Visa
  • 212(e) Requirement
  • J-2 Dependents
  • Adjusting to Life in Nashville


Spouse & Partner Orientation and Reception

Welcome to Nashville!

You are invited to come enjoy a time to meet other international spouses & partners and learn more about the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.

When: To be announced

Time: To be announced

Where: Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue South, International Suite 109

Questions? E-mail radhika.reddy@vanderbilt.edu or contact ISSS at 615-322-2753

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