Study Abroad at Vanderbilt University

United States Southeast Nashville

Vandy, or Vanderbilt, is one of the most distinguished research universities in the United States. With nearly 14,000 students, the university boasts several research centers and institutes on a 330-acre campus in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. 

Vanderbilt has more than 145,000 alumni, and their contribution is immersable. Among them include 54 members of the United States Congress, 18 U.S. Ambassadors, 13 governors, 11 billionaires, eight Nobel Prize laureates, two Vice Presidents of the United States, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The list of accomplished alumni continues, with three Pulitzer Prize winners, 27 Rhodes Scholars, two Academy Award winners, one Grammy Award winner, six MacArthur Fellows, four foreign heads of state, and five Olympic medallists. Vanderbilt's global impact resonates through the ages. 

Academic strength: Economics, Math, Political Science & International Relations
Rankings: Globally Recognized

About the University

Vanderbilt University

Built with the vision of providing a "gateway to greatness," Vanderbilt has created an atmosphere to inspire and invigorate students. Faculty and staff encourage students to strive to meet their educational goals and address the big questions that affect culture and society. The majority of students focus on a joint combination of rigorous academics and community involvement.

The campus lies near downtown Nashville, known as "Music City," for its connection to world famous American singers. Due to Tennessee's geographical location, you'll be introduced to a mix of Eastern, Southern and Mid-Western American cultures. This eclectic mix will provide you with broad insight into American culture. And don't forget to take in the views of the Great Smoky Mountains, one of America's most beautiful natural attractions.

Learn more at Vanderbilt University's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

“U.S. students are welcome and kind. They really helped me a lot during my stay in the United States. Whenever I have questions about classes or exams, they always answer my questions patiently, and give me as many details as possible.”
Zhuofan Zhang, Past SAF Student

Building Community at Vanderbilt

“In order to bond as a group we did some community-building art, which I think is a really great way to go about it because I think creative expression is the best way to get to know people.”

There really is no community like the Vanderbilt community. Leaning in and getting to know each other is part of the school's DNA. With initiatives like "speed friending" to bring students together, it's easy to make friends at Vanderbilt when you're studying abroad. 

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

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