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Immersion Opportunities

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Immersion in the French & Italian Department

Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students  have the option to have their international immersive experiences and projects recognized on the transcript. Students who are engaged in study abroad, overseas research, overseas internships, and other international opportunities have the potential to transform ideas into action, refine skills, and integrate knowledge with experience.

The French and Italian Departments offer several opportunities for Vanderbilt students to expand the boundaries of campus across the world to engage in immersive opportunities.

French or Italian Semester Abroad


If you are interested in French study abroad either as a student who wishes to specialize in French or a student who has no previous experience with French, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Raisa Rexer. Students may go for fall, spring,  or summer.

We also offer programs of study in Italy — in Siena and Florence — during the fall and spring semesters. Please contact Andrea Mirabile for more information.

Click HERE for a Spring 2019 student’s study abroad testimonial.

For additional information contact the Global Education Office.

Maymesters Abroad

Maymesters abroad are regular Vanderbilt courses  taught by Vanderbilt faculty in another country. They are typically three to four weeks in length, and offered in the month of May. Maymesters offered by the College of Arts and Science are generally announced in November. For more information see  A&S Maymester Abroad Course Listings .

Summer 2019 Maymester programs offered by French and Italian faculty were:

FREN 3230  French Cinema from Paris to Cannes  

MHS 3310:  Comparative Study of Healthcare Systems

EUS 2260: Migration, International Health, Social Justice, and Romantic Poetry from the Swiss Alps to Rome




For additional information contact
the Global Education Office in the Student Life Building, Suite 115

at 615-343-3139