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Maymester and Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

Maymesters abroad are regular Vanderbilt courses (usually 3 credit hours) that are taught by Vanderbilt faculty in another country. They are typically three to four weeks in length, and offered in the month of May.

Maymesters offered by the College of Arts and Science are generally announced in November; applications become available shortly thereafter. For more information about Maymester programs, see the A&S Maymester Abroad Course Listings page. 2018 Maymester applictions open on November 6, 2017 and scholarship application open on November 15, 2017.

[There are also some Maymester programs offered in the United States. For more about A&S Maymesters in the US, please see Vanderbilt Summer Sessions.]

A&S Faculty-Led Abroad Courses for Maymester 2018

ANTH 2114

Above and Below the Surface: The Caribbean between Climate Change and Tourism

ASIA 1857

Living Languages and Cultures of India

ASIA 1680

Inside China: Economy, Culture, and Society in Beijing and Shanghai

BSCI 3228

Biodiversity: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforests of Australia

CHEM 3715

Chemistry of the Coral Reef

CLAS 3730

The Roman to Medieval Near East: The Caesarea Excavations, Israel

CLAS 3720

History and Art of Ancient Rome

ECON 2340

War, Plunder, and Pillage, and Other Economic Conflicts

EES 3865

Field Investigations

EUS 2260

Migration, International Health, Social Justice, and Romantic Poetry from the Swiss Alps to Rome

MHS 3310

Comparison of Healthcare Systems: USA - France - Italy

RUSS 2210

Russia Today: Political, Socio-economic, and Cultural Change

SPAN 3302

Spanish For Oral Communication through Cultural Topics

SPAN 3330

Cultural Studies in the Andes

SPAN 3325

The Way of Saint James

THTR 3282

Theater in/and the U.K.

Costs and Scholarships

Fees vary by program and typically include Vanderbilt tuition, course-related transportation and lodging in the destination country, health insurance, and some meals. Airfare to the destination country, most meals, and costs of personal travel are generally not included in the program fee--but check individual program descriptions for specific details.

The Global Summer Fellows Program and other scholarships offered by GEO provide funding that can be used to offset the costs for students enrolling in Vanderbilt-approved, credit-bearing summer study and Maymester programs. You can apply for all of these scholarships with a single Common Application. See the full list of awards offered through the Global Education Office for more information and eligibility information. The Common Application is typically made available in November, around the same time that Maymester applications become available.