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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. At this fair, the 2017 Maymesters will be announced. 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 2016

AMER 3200

U.S. and Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movements Past & Present: People, Politics, Music, and Memory

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

CLAS 3720

History and Art of Ancient Rome

ECON 2340

War, Plunder and Pillage, and Other Economic Conflicts

EES 3865

Field Investigations: Volcanoes, Rainforest, Caves and Beaches in Brazil

EUS 2260-04

Origins of Modernism: Vienna from 1750 to the Present

EUS 2260-05

International Health, Social Justice, and Romantic Poetry in the Swiss Alps

FREN 3230

French & Francophone Cinema

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 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

A&S Faculty-Led Off-Campus Courses for Maymester 2016

HART 2665

The Vanderbilts as Patrons: Taste-Makers of Gilded-Age Art and Architecture

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.