"The world is a book and those who do not
travel read only one page."
— St. Augustine
When you complete The First Step: Registration you will automatically be added to our student database and to the STUDYABROAD listserv. Once a member of our listserv, you will receive information about study abroad fairs and other opportunities to learn more about study abroad options. You will also learn about international events at UVM.
Figuring out your academic and geographic goals are the first things that will shape your decisions about studying abroad. Please read and complete the short form Stage 1: Setting Goals and Priorities form. You must bring this form with you – carefully completed – in order to 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 Stage 1: Setting Goals and Priorities form with you.
Sessions are offered weekly in Living/Learning B180 when classes are in session. Check the Calendar of Events for dates and times.
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:
Students need to maintain good academic and social standing at UVM until departing to study abroad.
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.