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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.

The majority of Maymester courses are offered by the College of Arts & Science. If you'd like the chance to meet the instructors and shop around, an A&S Maymester Fair will be held on Tuesday, 8 November 2016, from 11am-1pm in the Sarratt Promenade. Maymester and scholarship applications will open on 8 November 2016.

[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 2017

ASIA 1680

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

BSCI 3890

Corals, Koalas and Cassowaries: Great Barrier Reef and Tropics of Australia

ECON 2340

War, plunder and pillage, and other economic conflicts

EES 3865

Field Investigations: Volcanoes, Rainforest, Caves and Beaches in New Zealand

EUS 2260-01

Vienna & Prague: Culture, People, and Politics in the Heart of Europe

EUS 2260-02

Migration, International Health, Social Justice, and Romantic Poetry from the Swiss Alps to Rome (Update: This program is full and no longer accepting applications.)

FREN 3230

French Cinema from Paris to Cannes

HART 2722

Modern Art and Architecture in Paris

HART 3790

Monumental Landscapes of Provence: Nature, Buildings and Society 

ITA 3803

Mediterranean Culture - Sicily, Italy

MHS 3310

A Comparative Study of Healthcare Systems: USA and France

RUSS 2210

Russia Today: Political, Socio-Economic and Cultural Change

SPAN 3302

Spanish for Oral Communications through Cultural Topics

SPAN 3325

The Way of Saint James--Santiago, Spain

SPAN 3330

Cultural Studies in the Andes (Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lima)

THTR 3281

Theatre in London

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.