The Vanderbilt Initiative for Scholarship and Global Engagement (VISAGE) combines the university's deep commitments to international study and civic engagement through innovative scholarship and service opportunities abroad. Students explore topics of global significance through a year-long learning sequence.
Four VISAGE sites will be offered in 2010-2011. Each has a specific thematic focus.
Faculty Directors: Prof. Ted Fischer and Avery Dickins de Girón
Faculty Director: Prof. Chalene Helmuth
Faculty Director: Prof. Maury Nation
Faculty Director: Prof. Lori Troxel
Course in academic/regional content area (including history, politics, economics, language and culture).
[Spring semester, 1 - 3 credit course]
Engage with community partners, at selected sites abroad, in service learning; experiences vary by project, partner agency placement, and location.
[Summer four-week overseas program, 1 - 3 credits]
Complete a capstone project or research paper under the supervision of a VU faculty member on a topic of interest that integrates learning from Module I and Module II.
[Fall semester, 3 credit course]
Applications due: October 18, 2010
Interviews held: End of October 2010
Program Fee covers room and partial/full board, on-site transportation, service placements, select excursions, and academic lectures.
Not included: Round-trip airfare to program site, international health insurance, tuition and spending money.
Vanderbilt hopes to develop sustainable, long-term relationships with partner institutions and organizations that will allow for growth and change over time, and seeks partners who will actively engage with Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff as partners in this endeavor. If your organization would like more information regarding program specifics, or would like to learn more about VISAGE in general, please contact Shelley Jewell.
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