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UVM International Gateway international portal

The internationalization of our campus is meant to help bring the world to UVM as well as to prepare its students, staff and faculty for success in an increasingly global society. Please learn more about UVM’s international initiatives and let this website help guide you to the information you seek.

Global Pathway
US bachelor's degree pathway: Global Gateway Program

The Global Gateway Program offers the best preparation for academic success at the University of Vermont. International students can join this specialized program that combines English training with academic credit.

  • 2-term or 3-term international student pathway
  • Choice of 100 undergraduate degrees at University of Vermont
  • No TOEFL or IELTS required (take the Password Test instead)
  • No SAT score required
  • Progression to Year 2 degree entry on completion


History of Internationalization at UVM

Internationalization is directly aligned with our mission statement, which calls on us to “create, evaluate, share, and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct.” It is also a thread that runs through the goals in our strategic plan dealing with diversity, the student experience and scholarship.

Since 1976 there have been over 10 reports from various committees and leaders on campus addressing assorted aspects of internationalization, five of which included strategic recommendations to promote internationalization. In recent years there have been a number of discussions and decisions about advancing internationalization, as well as initiatives to promote internationalization at UVM.


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