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 success support, 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 over 900 international students from over 60 countries. Within our population we have multiple student types. These include degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students, Global Gateway Program (GGP) and Global Gateway Pre-Master’s Program (PMP) students who come to UVM first to improve their English language skills and then to complete a degree, and exchange students who study abroad at UVM through one of our exchange partnerships. 

Orientation

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

Immigration

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.

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

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

 

Can’t find the answer to your question or want to discuss your situation in detail?  Please schedule an appointment, come to walk-in hours or email InternationalStudents@uvm.edu.

Have a question for an international student advisor?

Walk-in Hours

  • Quick questions
  • Monday-Friday 1-4pm

Appointments

  • Longer questions
  • Call 802-656-4296 or stop by the front desk to schedule

Email

 

iStart  (web portal)

Web portal for online services for international students, scholars, faculty & staff.