UVM Community Member Involvement

UVM's international students currently represent 54 countries. The Office of International Education welcomes involvement in a number of ways.

Be a Faculty/Staff Mentor

The International Mentoring Program at UVM was created to help ease international students' adjustment to life on campus and to the United States. Faculty and Staff Mentors have a unique opportunity to share their culture while learning about the home culture of an international student mentee. By providing support, advice, and sometimes just listening, mentors can play a tremendous role in helping students acculturate to the U.S. and plant roots in Burlington.

Be an Emergency Language Translator

Negotiating a personal crisis or emergency can be difficult for any student. Add to that stress unfamiliarity with U.S. culture and communicating in a second language, and a difficult situation may become overwhelming. On behalf of a student whose native language is not English, the Dean of Students Office, Campus Victim's Advocate or Police Services might call for help with translation. Interested? Please complete an application form (PDF Version)

Other Ways to Connect with Us

If you would like to stay connected to what is happening in the international community at UVM, we encourage you to check out our blog at internationalcommunityuvm.tumblr.com for photos and stories of the experiences of our international students.

Each fall semester we will make available here our international community annual report to provide demographics and other information on our international population at UVM.

You can also consider following the UVM International Student Community group on Facebook for other updates.