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McTyeire International House

How to Apply

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Please send completed applications to anja.bandas@vanderbilt.edu.

For more information, please see the short description below the FAQs or consult the McTyeire International House Handbook.

Residency in McTyeire is eligible to be a component of your Immersion Experience. For details, please consult the ImmersionHub.

Fall 2021 MCTEIRE FAQ

The Program
How can I apply to live in McTyeire?

Please fill in the McTyeire Language Groups Application, if applying for one of the language groups, or the McTyeire International Interest Hall Application, if applying to the International Interest Hall” and send it to anja.bandas@vanderbilt.edu . If you are applying to a language group, please ask your current or former language instructor to fill in the Instructor’s Evaluation Form. See instructions on the application form.

Will McTyeire programming be on Zoom or in person?

If we can resume normal operations, dinners will be served in the McTyeire dining room, Monday through Thursday, 6-7pm, and all other programming events, including the additional weekly study breaks, will take place in person. Should we have to suspend in-person activities due to the pandemic, the dinner program will be conducted via Zoom, Monday through Thursday, 6:10 – 6:50pm. We will offer a variety of activities, welcome our faculty advisers and invite other guests.  The weekly study breaks will take place at one of the four dinners.

Can I be part of the McTyeire language program if I will be studying remotely or will be living off-campus?

If the pandemic urges us to stay on Zoom, you may still be part of the McTyeire language program as a remote or off campus student (no meal plan). Please send an email to anja.bandas@vanderbilt.edu for further information.

Will we have other programming?

For safety reasons, we have to suspend our usual in-person programming like the cultural celebrations, the int’l dessert night etc. Your coordinators, RAs and the house council will however collaborate to keep the community strong.

OHARE
When can I move into McTyeire?

For any questions relating to Housing and move-in, please, contact ohare@vanderbilt.edu.

When can I access storage in McTyeire?

Please contact the Area Coordinator, Danny Coradazzi

What common spaces are available in the building?

During the pandemic, the Fireside Lounge will be available. However, we have reduced the seating and spaced the seating elements in order to maintain social distancing

Vanderbilt Dining

If we can resume in-person operations, full service, including a buffet and a salad bar, will be offered in the McTyeire dining hall. Please, refer to the following questions, should we have to observe any restrictions due to the pandemic.

Where do I get dinner?

Vanderbilt Dining will have themed dinners and bottled drinks ready for pick-up at the McTyeire Dining Hall, Monday – Thursday, 5 – 7pm. We will not be able to eat in the dining room due to safety measures.[/su_spoiler]

Do I have any choices?

The menu will be rotating and feature a variety of cultures. All meals will be tailored to have a vegan and an animal protein choice. They come with hot sides and there will be other cold sides/desserts to choose from.

Will there be vegan/vegetarian options?

Yes. A vegan option will be provided at every meal.

Where do I get my other meals?

All meals other than the McTyeire dinners need to be picked up at other locations. For details, please see https://campusdining.vanderbilt.edu/

When does the meal plan start?

The McTyeire kitchen will open on the first day of classes.


What is McTyeire?

McTyeire International House promotes the use of foreign languages and the awareness of different cultures. McTyeire offers programs to students seeking to improve their fluency in French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, or Korean as well as a program offered in English, the International Interest Hall, to students seeking to learn more about international topics. Students are required to speak their target languages or discuss international topics at specific activities, including weekly study breaks and international dinners served Monday through Thursday in McTyeire's own dining room. McTyeire's kitchen specializes in international cuisine from around the world.

All McTyeire residents are housed in single rooms. McTyeire also features a fireside lounge, classroom, library, and TV lounge.


Who Can Live in McTyeire?

It is not necessary to be a language major to be part of McTyeire's language groups. In fact, one of McTyeire's main attractions is the diversity of its residents. Residency is open to students of all majors and schools of the University, second-year or higher. The McTyeire community also includes a select number of native speakers. Many of the students are preparing to study in one of the Vanderbilt-affiliated overseas programs or have just returned from their time abroad. The only requirements are sufficient language ability to converse informally (when joining a language group) and the willingness to participate in both group specific and McTyeire-wide activities.


What is the McTyeire Meal Plan?

Because the international dinners are the heart of the McTyeire Living/Learning program, the meal plans of residents are configured so that four meal swipes will be utilized for the mandatory dinners. The meal plans of residents align with the undergraduate meal plan requirement.

During the pandemic, we will not be able to eat in the dining room due to safety measures. Vanderbilt Dining will have themed dinners and bottled drinks ready for pick-up at the McTyeire Dining Hall, Monday – Thursday, 5 - 7pm. The dinners at McTyeire always include a vegan option. See FAQ.


How to get into McTyeire?

The International House is a project of the College of Arts and Science in partnership with the Office of Housing and Residential Experience and Vanderbilt Campus Dining. It is open to all students of the University, second-year and higher. Application forms are available online. New residents are selected by committees of students and faculty during February for the following year or at other times when there are vacancies.


Contact Us

Program Director, College of Arts and Science: Anja Bandas

Area Coordinator, OHARE: Daniel Coradazzi

Dining Manager, Campus Dining: Michael Ferral