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Vanderbilt’s reach spans the globe and provides opportunities for its students, faculty and staff to engage and have a positive, long-lasting impact on the world through discovery and learning.

By the Numbers


Undergraduate students studied abroad in 2016-17


Countries in which students study abroad


Programs, departments, centers and institutes with a global focus


Countries visited by Vanderbilt faculty in 2018


International participants in Vanderbilt Massive Open Online Courses

Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program

The Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program helps faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement. This program is designed to support smaller scale projects that are not conducive to existing internal funding programs. Learn more.

Engaging with the world

Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are engaged in research and study abroad programs around the world. The photos below represent a sampling of these international engagements.