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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dublin, Ireland; Kyoto, Japan; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Milano, Italy; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; Santiago, Chile; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; Singapore, Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Yucatan, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Caroline Nikolaus (30006) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Type of Program: Study Center
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:
The CIEE Open Campus program has reached capacity for Spring 2025 - ALL LOCATIONS. Students can still apply and submit an application, but they will be put on a waitlist and there is no guarantee that spots will open. 

Vanderbilt's Open Campus Application Deadline is AUGUST 1st. 

We strongly encourage you to also submit an application for a backup program. As a general rule, we do not recommend applying to another program with enrollment capacities as a backup option because we cannot guarantee that you will be accepted.

*Please note: there is a MANDATORY advising requirement for this program that must be completed before the application deadline and before you can SUBMIT your application*

Alternative Study Abroad Programs:
American University of Paris (for CS, Economics, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
CIEE Seoul: Arts and Sciences (for CS, STEM, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
CIEE Toulouse Tracks (for Business, Economics, and Social Sciences) 
IES Milan Tracks (for Business, Economics, Music, Fashion) 
University of Cape Town (CIEE) (for Economics, Business, Environmental Sciences, STEM and Social Sciences)

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 various subject areas. Students must participate in all three Blocks; they cannot opt-into one or two Blocks only. You can learn more about Block locations and how to Design Your Semester here.  


Possible Locations: 

Amsterdam London Santiago
Berlin Madrid Seoul
Buenos Aries Milan Shanghai
Cape Town Monteverde Singapore
Copenhagen Paris Sydney
Dublin Prague Yucatan (Mérida) 
Kyoto Rome  

Possible Course Subject Areas within Seven Different Tracks: 

  • Art and Architecture 
  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Global and Community Health
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • STEM and Society 

At some locations, service learning, internship, and research opportunities are available. 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.


Housing is billed directly to students from CIEE; it is not included in the Program Fee.
Students can use the Budgeting Tool to plug in possible locations and assess budget costs and estimations. 

*Note that all location combinations may not be possible based on visa restrictions. It is the students responsibility to check whether a visa is required for the three block locations they choose. Students work with CIEE to obtain visas, if needed. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 TBA TBA