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. A&S Maymester courses may also fulfill LIberal Arts Core requirements for Peabody and VUSE students, with approval from the appropriate Office of Academic Services.
Maymesters offered by the College of Arts and Science are generally announced in November; applications become available shortly thereafter. For more information about Maymester course offerings and to apply, go to A&S Maymester Abroad page.
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 2023
|Course No.||Course Title|
|ANTH 2114||Above and Below the Surface: The Caribbean between Climate Change and Tourism
|ASIA 1480||Discover Korea|
|ASIA 1781||Sacred Space in India|
|BSCI 3228||Corals, Koalas, and Cassowaries: Biodiversity of Australia|
|CLAS 3700||Uncovering Greek Religion: Cults, Festivals, and Sanctuaries in the Ancient World
|CLAS 3730||The Roman to Medieval Near East: The Caesarea Excavations, Israel
|CMA 3891||Special Topics in Film Production: Non-Fiction Storytelling in Costa Rica
|EES 3865||Brazilian Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Threats, Challenges, and Sustainable Practices
|EUS 2260||Migration, International Health, and Social Justice: Geneva, Amsterdam, Florence, and Rome
|SPAN 3302||Spanish for Oral Communication through Cultural Topics
|SPAN 3325||The Way of Saint James, an Epic Trail to the Essence of Spain|
|SPAN 3330||Cultural Studies in the Andes (Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lima)
|THTR 3282||Theatre and Performance in the British Isles|
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.