Skip to main content area

Previous | Next


UVM around the world

Study Abroad

Congratulations — You are considering one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of any academic career.


Studying abroad opens endless opportunities and experiences. It can also be a lot of work deciding where to go, lining up proper paperwork/documentation and ensuring that you receive academic credit for your studies. Let iAbroad help you with the process. Step 1: Get started.

Follow the step-by-step process

Using the menu to the left, follow our step-by-step process to be sure that you don't miss any crucial steps.

Consider the following general timeline

12-15 months before studying abroad:

  • Complete your iAbroad account
  • Complete "The First Step Registration" to indicate your interest in study abroad
  • Obtain academic advising
  • Complete Setting Goals and Priorities Questionnaire in iAbroad
  • Attend a "Getting Started" advising session
  • Apply for or renew your U.S. Passport
  • Confirm your UVM eligibility to study abroad
  • Confirm your understanding about different study abroad program types, their financial and transfer credit implications
  • Continue researching study abroad programs
  • Meet with a regional study abroad advisor

5-8 months before studying abroad:

  • Draft a UVM budget sheet for your top program(s)
  • Apply to study abroad program
  • Research the visa requirements for the country where you want to study
  • Receive an offer or apply to another program

After acceptance into a study abroad program:

  • Accept your offer to participate and fulfill the program/university's enrollment requirments
  • Apply for your visa to study in your host country
  • Verify your health insurance covers you while abroad
  • Make an appointment for health consultations and any required immunizations
  • Finalize your UVM budget sheet
  • Get UVM approval for your studies through iAbroad
  • Enroll in the Overseas Study Program academic course (OSSP)
  • Attend UVM pre-departure orientation
  • Register with International SOS
  • Register with your host country local country local consulate or embassy
  • Pack with intention, taking entry documents, contact info, etc.
Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131