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Step 1: Get started

step 1Get started! We're here to help. Check out the search function in iAbroad, attend the “getting started” advising session to help discover your study abroad options.

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
— St. Augustine

Attend a "Study Abroad 101" advising session

These mandatory advising sessions provide you with critical information about the types of study abroad programs, and how financial aid, credit transfer and other factors may affect which types of programs you will want to consider. Students will be introduced to the iAbroad process and "register" their attendance.

Sessions are offered weekly in the Career and Experience Hub (the "Hub") in the Davis Center when classes are in session. Check the OIE Calendar of Events for location, dates, and times.

checkmarkConfirm your eligibility to study abroad

To be eligible to apply to study abroad for a semester or more, a student must meet eligibility requirements for both UVM as well as for the approved study abroad program and/or foreign institution.

UVM's eligibility requirements ... You must:

  • have been admitted to UVM as a degree-seeking student and have been enrolled in UVM classes as a degree-seeking student the semester before the planned study abroad term (Continuing Education students: Note that you are only eligible to study abroad on short-term UVM programs)
  • have completed one semester as a full-time, matriculated student at UVM and have attained at least sophomore standing
  • have a minimum UVM cumulative GPA of 2.50. Students with a cumulative GPA under a 2.5 and above a 2.0 may seek permission to study abroad by submitting an Academic Eligibility Form (AEF) to their academic dean's office for consideration. Contact OIE to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor to discuss eligibility requirements and to pick up an AEF
  • have not been academically dismissed nor be on academic trial or probation
  • have not ever been suspended, nor be on deferred suspension at the time of application
  • have approval by the academic dean's office associated with the student's area of study

More stringent conduct record eligibility requirements may be imposed by UVM short-term, semester, or exchange programs as stated in their applications.

Students who are on a leave of absence or otherwise are not enrolled in UVM classes the semester prior to the planned study abroad term must be granted permission by their academic dean's office and the Assistant Director of Study Abroad.

After initial UVM approval is granted, students must maintain good academic and behavioral standing until departing to study abroad for the UVM approval to become final.

Next step: Academic and study abroad advising

The Office of International Education is ready to help you down the path of planning for your experience. Learn about the academic and study abroad resources available and necessary to you in Step 2.

Last modified February 12 2016 04:07 PM

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