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International Students

Prospective international students are included in recruitment tours and encouraged to make contact with VU-EDGE when a representative visits your campus. Please see Application Process page details about applying to the Graduate School. If you have general questions about living in a diverse environment as a graduate student at Vanderbilt, please feel free to contact our office with questions.

To support international students, we encourage students to make contact with Vanderbilt’s International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office. ISSS fosters the education and development of non-domestic students and scholars to enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals and objectives. Ali Soltanshahi and his staff provide advice, counseling, and advocacy regarding immigration, cross-cultural, and personal matters. They also support an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness via educational, social, and cross cultural programs. For more information, you can check out their website or contact them through the following means:

VU International Student and Scholar Services Office
Director, Ali Soltanshahi
Student Life Center
310 25th Avenue South, Suite 109, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
615-322-2753
isss@vanderbilt.edu