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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 January 20, from 11:00-1:00 in the Sarratt Student Center Promenade.

Peabody College also offers exciting Maymester and short-term Summer courses abroad. See below!

[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 2015

AMER 202

Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and the Southern United States 1950-1970

ASIA 236

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

BSCI 290

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

CLAS 244

History and Art of Ancient Rome

EES 210

Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Glaciers in New Zealand

EUS 260-01

Origins of Modernism: Vienna from 1750 to the Present

EUS 260-02

International Health, Social Justice & Romantic Poetry, from the Swiss Alps to Washington DC

HART 235

Modern Art and Architecture in Paris Cancelled for 2015

ITA 243

Mediterranean Culture - Sicily

MHS 256

A Comparative Study of Healthcare Systems: USA and France

PSCI 223

European Political Economy and Economic Institutions

RLST 294

Religion and Culture of Morocco

SPAN 202

Spanish for Oral Communications Through Cultural Topics (Alicante, Spain)

SPAN 205

The Way of Saint James

SPAN 224

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

THTR 216

The Art, History and Business of London Fashion

Peabody Faculty-Led Abroad Courses for Maymester and Summer 2015

EDUC 2690/3900

Zerrissenheit: Representation of Germany in Popular Media

ENED 2690/3900

Fictional Rome: Young Adult Literature in the Eternal City Cancelled for 2015

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.