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Be a First Friend to an international student

Jul. 15, 2015—This year, 450 international students from 55 countries—Armenia to Zambia—will arrive in Nashville to study at Vanderbilt. To help these students feel welcome and to ease the transition to American life, International Student and Scholar Services offers a way for them to connect with the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities through the First Friends program.

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World on Wednesdays seeking presenters for fall 2015

Jun. 2, 2015—WOW is a great opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members from diverse backgrounds who have an expertise in international topics to share their knowledge with the Vanderbilt community.

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Next World on Wednesdays will examine Niger’s people and culture

Apr. 20, 2015—Siradji Mahamane, a 2014-15 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from Niger, will discuss and answer questions about his home country on Wednesday, April 22, at the next World on Wednesdays gathering.

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WOW: ‘Equity issues in Chinese higher ed’

Mar. 27, 2015—Eric Wu will lead the discussion.

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WOW: ‘Rejecting the return to rural lives in Colombia’ March 25

Mar. 20, 2015—At the next WOW, Vanderbilt anthropology student Gloria Clemencia Perez-Rivera will discuss “Rejecting the Return to Rural Lives: Urban Relocated Displaced People Challenge the State Compensation Law in Cartagena, Colombia.”

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WOW: ‘Students bridging medicine, public health and global populations’

Mar. 13, 2015—Hear students discuss lessons learned as they connect their medical and public health skills and knowledge with global populations.

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WOW: ‘Kosher and Halal foods – making way for interfaith dialogue at the table’

Feb. 20, 2015—World on Wednesdays presents "Kosher and Halal Food Offerings: Making way for Interfaith Dialogue at the table," on Feb. 25 at 12:10 p.m. at the Student Life Center.

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WOW presents ‘The Culture of Poverty’ Feb. 11

Feb. 6, 2015—ISSS hosts the latest installment of WOW with a discussion on "The Culture of Poverty" Feb. 11.

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WOW: ‘LGBTQI through an international lens’ Jan. 28

Jan. 21, 2015—World On Wednesdays will present “Narrative of LGBTQI and Allied Identities Through an International Lens” from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.

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Give international students a taste of American culture at EAT! events

Jan. 14, 2015—International Student and Scholar Services is planning a series of Experience American Tastes (EAT!) events for Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 22.

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WOW: Girls’ education in West Africa explored Jan. 21

Jan. 13, 2015—WOW will present “Socio-Cultural Influences on Girls’ Education in Benin” by Hilarion Vegba, a Peabody Humphrey Fellow, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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World on Wednesdays seeks presenters for spring 2015 semester

Nov. 19, 2014—International Student and Scholar Services is seeking students, faculty, staff and community members who may be interested in collaborating with ISSS for its upcoming World on Wednesdays (WOW) program during spring 2015 as presenters of diverse and international topics.

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