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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 2022

Course No.Course Title
ASIA 1480Discover Korea
ASIA 1780Health and Well-Being at the Margins of Indian Society
BSCI 3890Biodiversity of the Hawaiian Islands
CHEM 1030The Chemistry of French Culture
CLAS 3700Uncovering Greek Religion: Cults, Festivals, and Sanctuaries in the Ancient World
CLAS 3720History and Art of Ancient Rome
CLAS 3730The Roman to Medieval Near East: The Caesarea Excavations, Israel
ECON 2340War, Plunder and Pillage, and Other Economic Conáicts
EES 3865Field Investigations (New Zealand)
FREN 3230History and Economics of French Film: From Paris to Cannes
HART 2722Modern Art and Architecture in Paris
ITA 3803Mediterranean Culture: Sicily, Land of Myths
SPAN 3302Spanish for Oral Communication through Cultural Topics
SPAN 3325The Way of Saint James, an Epic Trail to the Essence of Spain
SPAN 3330Cultural Studies in the Andes (Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lima)
THTR 3282Theatre and Performance in the UK (and Ireland)

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.