Study Abroad FAQs for Parents/Families

The Office of International Education (OIE) is excited that you and your student are interested in the study abroad options available at the University of Vermont. Have you talked with your student about studying abroad? It is never too early to start the planning process! Interest and participation in overseas study programs is at an all-time high and an international experience is increasingly beneficial to students in their life after graduation. We hope that you are able to talk with your student throughout the study abroad process. We invite you to browse our website for more information.

What sort of questions should my student be asking about study abroad programs?

What types of programs are available to UVM students?

OIE offers your student multiple study abroad options. Learn more details here.

In what geographic regions can students study?

UVM students can study all over the world: Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, New Zealand and the Middle East. University or program options may depend upon language ability and academic major course requirements. Fortunately, there are an array of programs that offer courses in English and/or intensive language preparation.

What are the minimum requirements for studying abroad?

Although each study abroad program has its own admissions criteria, UVM has standard eligibility requirements which all students pursuing study abroad must meet.

Learn about eligibility.

What does it cost?

There is a wide range of programs costs. Depending on the program your student chooses, studying abroad can easily fit into your student’s budget. In many cases, the cost of study abroad is comparable to studying at UVM. If you choose to go abroad on a UVM exchange program, you pay the exchange tuition rate: in-state students pay UVM in-state tuition, and out-of-state students as of Spring 2012 pay 150% of in-state tuition. For more detailed information about financial aid and scholarships, refer to financial planning for study abroad.

What is the first step for my student?

Follow the steps here.