McTyeire International House
Spring 2021 McTyeire FAQ
How to Apply
*Open the forms below using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- McTyeire Language Groups Application for Spring 2021
- McTyeire Language Instructor’s Evaluation Form for Spring 2021
- McTyeire International Interest Hall Application for Spring 2021
For more information, please see the short description below 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.
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 and five for breakfast. Vanderbilt Dining will have boxed breakfasts and dinners and bottled drinks ready for pick-up at the McTyeire Dining Hall. Breakfast pick-up is Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 9:30am. Dinner pick-up is Monday – Thursday, 5 – 7pm. We will not be able to eat in the dining room due to safety measures
The meal plans of residents align with the undergraduate meal plan requirement with the exception of seniors who will receive one additional weekly meal swipe to ensure full participation in the nine required meals at McTyeire. The meals at McTyeire always include a vegan option.
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.
Program Director, College of Arts and Science: Anja Bandas
Area Coordinator, OHARE: Daniel Coradazzi
Dining Manager, Campus Dining: Michael Ferral