Before you depart on your journey to New York City, make sure to complete the following steps. We want you to be prepared as possible for your exciting semester!

Step 1: Academics

  1. Enroll in CAS 2991 TR1 (9 credits - Spring 2024)*
  2. Enroll in CAS 1990 TR1 (3 credits - Spring 2024)*
  3. Enroll in ARTH 2870 TR1 (3 credits - Spring 2024)*
  4. Get in contact with SAS (Student Accessibility Services) to make sure any accommodation documentation is forwarded to Mildred Beltre and Educational Housing Services as soon as possible. 
  5. If you are an international student, please get in touch with OIE (Office of International Education) to obtain the proper visa permissions.

* Kelly Smith will send you an override the week before registration for these courses. 

Health & Safety Requirements:

  1. Read the program Policies, Safety and Housing Information and send any questions to Sophia Trigg.

Step 2: Internship

Work with your faculty mentor to apply to and select an internship in New York. 

  1. Once you land your internship, please fill out the College of Arts & Sciences Internship Information Form

Step 3: Housing

You will be living with EHS (Educational Housing Services) in New York. Please keep an eye out for all email communication with them. They will be handling paperwork with you directly. 

  1. If you are signed up for a UVM dorm room during the semester you will be away, contact stating your intention to withdraw from student housing due to participation in a CAS-sponsored program. Please remember to CC Kelly Smith ( so that she can provide official documentation to ResLife! 
  2. Download the EHS App to your phone.
  3. Keep an eye out for housing and moving information in your email. 

Step 4: Health

  1. Make any arrangements for counseling services and/or prescription medications while in New York. If you currently work with UVM CAPS, you will need to locate a counselor in New York to work with while you are there. UVM's CAPS staff are only licensed to practice in the state of Vermont and can't work virtually with clients located in other states. Please get in touch with your CAPS team to see if they have any recommendations in the New York City area.
  2. Make sure that your UVM health forms and immunizations are up-to-date and your emergency contacts are correct in MyUVM. 
  3. If you are enrolling in UVM SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan), you MUST contact the student health insurance office to coordinate a PCP while in NYC.

Step 5: Connect!

UVM Alumni based in NYC are interested in connecting with you! Have you heard of UVM Connect? This system bridges the network between students, alumni, and faculty of UVM. Join UVM Connect before you depart for New York City, and build your network by reaching out and saying hello, or joining in on events that are happening in the area as you see them pop up on the forum! 

Join UVM Connect Now!

Additional Information


Make your Flight Arrangements

Prior to purchasing your flight, make sure you have read arrival information from EHS. You want to be sure to arrive during your scheduled times, as it may impact your housing/transportation. UVM doesn’t recommend any specific travel websites, however offers student discounted tickets. It is a good idea to start looking for airfares early, so that you can learn what its typical cost range is. This will allow you to recognize a good price when you see one, so that you can purchase it. 

Make sure you are leaving enough time for any layovers. Planning to arrive at your final destination early in the day will leave room for flight delays and finding your way in the daylight. Do your research ahead of time about where you will need to go once you've arrived in NYC and the best ways to get to EHS.

Be sure to review TSA Guidelines and your specific airlines baggage requirements for all connecting flights.

Money & Voting:

Notify your financial institutions:

It is crucial to notify all of your banks and credit card companies prior to traveling for an extended period to avoid your card being frozen or disabled due to suspected fraud. It is also advised that you ask for the best practice if your card is lost/stolen, and their policy for getting a new card sent to you at a temporary address.

Prepare to vote while away:

If you are a US citizen, voting in US elections is your right and civic duty. You can still vote in all local, state, and national elections using an absentee ballot while in NYC. Make sure to follow the process for getting an absentee ballot mailed to you, and pay attention to the date you are required to return it via mail. 

The voter registration and absentee ballot request processes are different depending on your state of residency. Typically UVM students who are US Citizens are allowed to register to vote in either Vermont or their home state. Please see here for additional information and resources for voting via absentee ballot.


Make a plan with your doctor:

Keep in mind that moving to a new city and experiencing a transition to a new environment, new culture, new food, etc. can exacerbate or uncover physical and mental illness. It is important to work with your health professionals to make a plan for dealing with your health.

  • Before you depart, make sure you visit your doctors, dentists, and any other health care practitioners that you regularly see. During these visits, you should discuss any medical issues you have that may affect your experiences abroad.
  • Make sure your health records are up to date and that you have copies of them that you can access if needed. This is particularly important if you have a medical condition or if you expect to need medical care.

Prescription Drugs:

If you are taking any prescription drugs with you, please visit your health care provider prior to departing to discuss transporting your medications.

  • Ask your health care provider and insurance company for guidance on how to secure a sufficient supply of medication to last through your stay. Or, find out if you can transfer your prescription refills to a location in NYC for pickup.
  • For safety reasons, it is best to carry your medication in their original, clearly labeled containers along with a copy of the original prescription while travelling.
  • Always keep your medications in your carry-on bag.
  • If you have a medical condition, consider wearing a medical alert bracelet or other notification.
  • Bring photocopies of your prescriptions- even a glasses/contact lens prescription. 

If you have UVM student health insurance (UVM SHIP)...

If you are planning on enrolling in UVM SHIP (student health insurance) during the semester you are away, you MUST contact the student health insurance office to coordinate a new PCP (Primary Care Provider). Visit the UVM SHIP website for more information. Contact with any questions.