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International Student Month

What is International Student Month?

International Student Month (ISM) is the official celebration honoring and appreciating the history, cultural diversity, and unique contributions of international students at Vanderbilt. Throughout the month of March, the Student Center for Social Justice & Identity (SCSJI), the International Students & Scholar Services (ISSS), the Multicultural Leadership Council (MLC), and the International Student Council curate intentional programs designed to foster and build community within the international student community, educate the non-international community about the lived experiences of international students, and celebrate the various cultures that make up the international student community at Vanderbilt.


As we celebrate the first International Student Month at Vanderbilt from March 15 – 31st, the theme is A Global Adventure, which signifies the various adventures that exist within the international student experience.

See the calendar of events below for more details about upcoming events in the month!

Please see below for the full list of events in March and to directly access the Zoom Links for any and all programs!

Dining Services: Cuisine From Around the World

What: Kick off International Student with cuisine from the around the world! Throughout the month, dining services will have cuisines from Korea, China, Pakistan, and Latin America! Check out the below dates and campus dining locations!

When/Where: International Cuisine Dates:



MONDAY, MARCH 22nd in ZEPPOS (5:30 PM)


Who: Dining Services

International Student Month Panel

What:Join SCSJI for our March What’s Happening Wednesday as some of Vandy’s students discuss their experiences, successes, and challenges!

Whats happening Wednesday is a monthly series of open dialogue events about race, identity, popular culture, and current events. Come prepared to engage in a dialogue about the most relevant and up to date topics.

When/Where: Wednesday, March 17th; 12 PM

Who: Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Access Zoom Link HERE

Guest Speaker: Prithak Chowdhury’s International Student Experience

What: Join us for a fun afternoon learning about Chowdhury’s experience as a student as well as life after college for an international student!

When/Where: Friday, March 19; 1 PM

Who: Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Access ZOOM Link HERE

Cultural Grab and Go

What: SCSJI and ISSS are excited to host an international themed grab and go event. Make sure to RSVP on Anchorlink!! To celebrate different cultures, we would appreciate it if you filled out the document below with your favorite international song to be played as students grab their snacks.

**Please note this is a grab and go event. Students will not be allowed to congregate per Vanderbilt COVID guidelines

When/Where: Tuesday, March 23; 6:30 PM in Sarratt 335 (Multicultural Lounge)

Who: SCSJI & International Student & Scholar Services

International Trivia Game Night

What: Mark your calendar for a fun global trivia event! SCSJI and ISSS is inviting YOU to participate in this richly entertaining, internationally themed, trivia event. We’ll take a virtual journey around the world, challenging contestants to recall trivia “factoids” from different cultures and continents on the globe.

When/Where: Wednesday, March 24; 6:30 PM

Who: SCSJI & International Student & Scholar Services

Access ZOOM Link HERE

Cross Cultural Show & Tell

What: Students are invited to share experiences, tell stories, and even show objects that represent their homes and cultures. Global treats will be served. This event is in celebration of the VU International Student Month. ALL students are invited to participate, learn, and have fun! All COVID safety guidelines will be followed, including limiting RSVPs. If RSVP spots are filled, check back often because some students change their minds closer to the event. Questions? Contact

When/Where: Thursday, March 25; 6:30 – 8:00 PM in Commons Program Tent

Who: The Commons Ingram & SCSJI

Trailblazing Women at Vanderbilt – EOMK

What: In honor of Women’s History Month, Trailblazing Women at Vanderbilt features several individuals across Vanderbilt that will discuss their experiences, challenges, and highlights. Join us for a stress free afternoon of fun, support, and camaraderie!

When/Where: Friday, March 25; 12 PM

Who: Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Access ZOOM Link HERE

Career Search: 101

What: Learn from Career Coaches Paul, Paresh, and Kayla about how to navigate the job market, job search tips, career center services and support, as well as helpful resources that you can utilize in your professional development and career journey.

When/Where: Monday, March 29; 5 PM

Who: Career Center

Access ZOOM Link HERE