UVM Study Abroad Pre-Departure Guidebook

Section 1 Before You Go:

Study Abroad Approval Form & Overseas Study Program

You should have already requested, completed and returned your Study Abroad Approval Form (SAAF) to the Office of International Education. If you have yet to do so, please contact your Study Abroad Advisor immediately.

The Office of International Education (OIE) will process your SAAF and provide you an override for the Overseas Study Program course, also referred to as OSSP. Please allow three to five business days to process your SAAF and enter an “academic override” for you into the system. You must register for OSSP during the regular course registration period (absolutely by the beginning of UVM classes the semester you are studying abroad) in order for UVM to officially recognize you as a student “continuing off-campus”.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to register for OSSP every semester you are abroad. You are responsible for registering for UVM courses, for the semester you return, following UVM’s course registration process.

Students participating in the Buckham Overseas Study Program, you will register under the CRN for BUCKHAM, not OSSP.

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