Step 7: UVM approval to study abroad

step 7Upon acceptance into your program, you need to obtain UVM permission to study abroad. Therefore, once you've received acceptance into the program of your choice:

UVM Approval Process Deadlines

For fall, academic year and summer programs:

For spring programs:

Failure to meet the UVM approval deadlines require you to take a leave of absence to complete your study abroad program. UVM students on leave are not eligible for the following:

"Travelers never think that they are the foreigners."
— Mason Cooley

Complete the Budget Worksheet

Note: If you receive financial aid and want to take eligible aid with you when you go abroad, you are required to complete your budget sheet.

Prepare the Budget Worksheet. Complete it according to the program cost information your study abroad program provided to you or visit the program's website and print out their program cost information. Attach any and all cost documentation to your completed budget sheet and return it to our office. If you need assistance filling out your budget sheet, the OIE wil offer help sessions. See our Calendar of Events for dates and times.

Consider loans, scholarships, grants: Remember that financial aid includes loans, scholarships and grants.

Concerned about financing? See Step 3: Financial considerations for more financial planning information.

Complete the UVM approvals (Conditional Acceptance) iAbroad process

Once you have been accepted into your program, approval for overseas study must be obtained through your iAbroad account. Log in to complete this process.

Register for the course entitled "OSSP"
(Overseas Study Program)

After completing UVM approvals in your iAbroad account, OIE will issue you a course override so that you may register for OSSP online during your regularly assigned course registration period. This must be completed before your departure from UVM. Failure to register for OSSP has serious consequences:

Next step: Plan for your departure

Get ready to go in Step 8: Plan for your departure.