Once you have been accepted to the program of your choice, you must obtain UVM's approval for your study abroad. This can be done by requesting and completing the UVM Study Abroad Approval Form (SAAF).The SAAF Request includes information about your study abroad program, university/program abroad, location, term abroad as well as personal information such as emergency contact info, details regarding your health insurance coverage and your passport expiration date.
You must submit a copy of your acceptance letter either electronically, or bring in a copy to OIE.
The deadline for requesting your SAAF is October 22 for January, spring and calendar year programs and March 15 for summer, fall and academic year programs. So plan ahead and apply early!
Completion of a SAAF is NOT required for students going on Faculty-led Programs Abroad (FLPA).
The Budget Sheet will help you calculate the cost of your study abroad program and all students are encouraged to complete it. If you receive financial aid and want to take it with you when you go abroad, you are required to complete your budget sheet and return it to the OIE before you pick upyour SAAF.
If you are eligible for Financial Aid, OIE will email you after receiving your SAAF Request, and will send you a copy of the budget sheet. Print it out and complete it. Refer to any program cost information your study abroad program may have provided you, or go on-line at their website and print off their program cost information. Attach any and all cost documentation to your completed budget sheet and return it to our office.
Remember that financial aid is inclusive of:
If you receive any of the above, follow the link below to UVM's page on financial aid as it relates to Study Abroad.
Once you submit your SAAF Request, if applying for financial aid while abroad, when it is approved by your study abroad advisor, you will be contacted by the OIE that your SAAF is ready to pick up. Pick it up at the OIE main office. You must then obtain signatures of approval for your overseas study program from various departments/offices in the following order:
Transfer affairs reviews your course selection to ensure that your credits are transferable back to UVM.
Your Academic Advisor reviews your degree requirements and approves your study abroad plans.
Secure a signature from your Language Advisor if you intend to earn language credits to meet Major or Minor requirements while abroad (May not be required if not taking language credits).
This signature is required if you wish to bring back credits within your Major(s).
Your Academic Dean's signature is also required to complete your SAAF.
If you receive any financial aid, you must obtain the signature of a Student Financial Services counselor. Regardless of whether or not it is available to you while abroad.
Since you must be accepted to a program before requesting your SAAF, remember to consider application deadlines for that specific program as well as our deadlines for requesting/receiving your SAAF. If your program has not responded to your application by the time you are due to request your SAAF, contact your Regional Study Abroad Advisor.
Once you return your SAAF to us, we will issue an override which allows you to register for OSSP. Your enrollment in this course during your study abroad is in order to maintain your status as an active UVM student continuing overseas.
Roughly 38% of UVM students study abroad. While some of the costs to administer study abroad come from all student's tuition, some of the costs also come through fees paid only by those students who participate. Students who study abroad for a semester or continuous year pay a $500 study abroad fee; students who pursue a summer or winter break program pay a $250 study abroad fee.
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