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McTyeire International House

How to Apply (Spring 2022 Applicants ONLY)

Applications open November 1. Deadline to apply is November 15 at 4:30 p.m. CST

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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.


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 . 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 the McTyeire program change in order to comply with VU Health and Safety Protocols?

Yes, we will adapt all program activities, including the dinners and study breaks, to Vanderbilt’s current Health and Safety Protocols.

When can I move into McTyeire?

For any questions relating to Housing and move-in, please, contact

When can I access storage in McTyeire?

Please contact the Area Coordinator, Drew Bryant.

What common spaces are available in the building?

All common spaces will be available. However, current Health and Safety Protocols have to be observed.

Vanderbilt Dining

The McTyeire dining hall offers full service, including a buffet and a salad bar. At every meal an entrée and sides options are provided that meet both vegetarian and vegan diets. The McTyeire meal plan includes four dinners, Monday through Thursday, 6-7pm, that can only be taken at McTyeire. Dining at McTyeire is only available to members of the program. Please, be masked when you enter the cafeteria.

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, dining at McTyeire will be adapted to the current Health and Safety Protocols.

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: Drew Bryant

Dining Manager, Campus Dining: Gayle Hanson