• Gutterson Rink: Learning to play ice hockey with the UVM men's and women's hockey teams

  • UVM Green: Walking on campus on a sunny day

  • Off Campus: Enjoying a Vermont winter and learning a new skill

  • Classroom: Meeting and learning with other students

  • Sugar Shack: Appreciating the diversity of UVM's international students

  • Meal at the OIE: Enjoying time with other international students

  • Getting Involved: Joining the staff of the student paper

  • Off Campus: Enjoying the Burlington Bike Path

  • Orientation: President's Reception for new international students

The Office of International Education (OIE) supports international students from the time they first show interest in UVM through some of their student-based work authorizations after graduation. We work with students who hold various immigration statuses, as well as US citizens who grew up abroad who wish to be part of the UVM international community.  Our work includes immigration advising, student support as they get to know Burlington and UVM, orientation, social and educational programs, and being a resource for students when they don’t know where to find the information elsewhere on campus.

UVM is home to international students from over 60 countries. Within our population we have multiple student types. These include degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students, exchange students who study abroad at UVM through one of our exchange partnerships, and visiting graduate students who undertake short-term research with individual faculty.


All students (except visiting graduate students) are required to attend orientation. Learn more about what you need to do before you come to campus and see your orientation dates.


International students have visa requirements. Learn about the immigration rules for F-1 and J-1 students.

Life in Burlington

Want to learn more about driver's licenses, Social Security Numbers (SSNs), health and safety and inviting your family to come visit? Learn more about life in Burlington.

UVM Resources

Being successful at UVM requires more than just studying for your classes. Learn more about the resources that UVM offers to help you study, keep your mind and body healthy and build your resume.

Getting Involved

Going to university in the US is more than just going to class and studying. We hope that you get involved on campus! It will help you try new things, make friends and build your resume. Learn more about ways to get involved on campus.

Incoming Exchange

UVM is proud to host exchange students from all over the world. Find more information for incoming exchange students and partner institutions.


Parents play an important role in supporting students. If you are a parent, knowing more about UVM and the US educational system can help you support your student. Learn more about what accepted students need to do and what will happen at International Student Orientation. You can also check out our information just for parents.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff often have questions about how to support and engage international students on campus. Learn more about faculty and staff resources