Step 1: Get started
- Explore Our Programs
- Activate Your iAbroad Account
- Access Your iAbroad Account
- Quick Links and Forms
"The world is a book and those who do not
travel read only one page."
— St. Augustine
Take the first step — Create your iAbroad account
When you create your iAbroad account, you will be able to begin the study abraod inquiry process which outlines all of the steps you need to take to study abroad, and the order in which you should complete them. You also will be automatically be added to our student database, allowing you to receive information about study abroad fairs and other opportunities to learn more about study abroad options.
Set your goals and priorities
Figuring out your academic and geographic goals are the first things that will shape your decisions about studying abroad. Please read and complete electronically the Goals and Priorities Form in iAbroad. You must bring a printed copy of this form with you in order to attend a 'Getting Started' advising session.
Attend a "Getting Started" 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. You do not need an appointment, but you will be required to bring your completed Setting Goals and Priorities Form with you.
Sessions are offered weekly in Living/Learning B180 when classes are in session. Check the OIE Calendar of Events for dates and times.
Confirm 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. The latter will be clear once you choose a program.
UVM's eligibility requirements ... You must:
- Have been admitted to UVM as a degree-seeking student and be enrolled in UVM classes 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 at UVM as a full-time, matriculated student and have attained at least sophomore standing.
- Have a minimum UVM cumulative GPA of 2.5. 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 or be on academic trial or probation.
- Under no circumstances will a student on disciplinary suspension the semester before studying abroad, and/or the semester they are scheduled to study abroad, receive UVM approval for overseas study.
- 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 the Assistant Director of Study Abroad.
Students need to maintain good academic and social standing at UVM until departing to study abroad.
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 October 01 2013 01:37 PM