Apply to join the First Friends program

Join Vanderbilt’s International Student and Scholar Services in welcoming Vanderbilt’s newest international students this fall by becoming a First Friend.

First Friends fill out an application and then are matched with a new Vanderbilt international student based on their common interests.

Read more about the First Friends program.

If you would like to be matched with a new international student, please complete a partner application. As with last year’s application, a background check will be required for all of our community partners.

If you have any questions, e-mail or call (615) 322-2753.