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CIEE Open Campus


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates
Fall 2023 02/22/2023 08/14/2023 - 12/16/2023

CIEE Open Campus allows students to design their own study abroad term by enrolling in up to three 6-week Open Campus Program Blocks. Students select one, two, or three locations* for their semester and take courses in the following subject areas.

  • Business
  • Communications, New Media, and Journalism
  • Global and Community Health
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • STEM and Society (Merida and Monteverde only)
  • At some locations, service learning, internship, and research opportunities are available.

Possible locations are below. You can learn more about Block locations and how to Design Your Semester here

Berlin | Buenos Aires | Cape Town | Copenhagen | Dublin | Kyoto | London
Madrid | Merida | Monteverde | Paris | Rome | Santiago | Shanghai | Singapore | Sydney

This program is taught primarily in English. Students who want to focus on language-learning should consider other programs. 

To review coursework for this program on YES, select CIEE Open Campus in the drop-down ‘Institution’ menu. Do not select anything under the 'Country' drop-down.

The last four letters in the 'Class' column on the left indicate the Block location where the course has been evaluated. I.e. classes labeled XXXX-XXXX BRGE have been evaluated for Berlin, Germany; classes labeled XXXX-XXXX ROIT have been evaluated for Rome, Italy, etc. 

Please note that not all available courses are listed on YES. Some courses may not yet have been evaluated by Vanderbilt faculty. Learn more about course equivalency evaluations here.
*Note that all location combinations may not be possible based on visa restrictions.

For more information, visit program homepage.

Fact Sheet

Housing: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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