Maymester and 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. 2019 Maymester applications will open in November.

[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 Maymester Abroad Courses for 2018

Course No. Course Title
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 Corals, Koalas and Cassowaries: Great Barrier Reef and Tropics of Australia
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 notincluded 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.