Connect with the Study Abroad Advising Team

UVM’s Office of International Education study abroad advising team is made up of passionate international educators who look forward to engaging with you in preparation for your time abroad. As you begin your study abroad program exploration and you navigate the study abroad application process, we wish to outline the ways in which you can connect with our team.

Study Abroad 101

Study Abroad 101 sessions are offered regularly while classes are in session and weekly during the summer months. This first step in the study abroad process provides students with important information about the types of programs available, an overview of the application process, and how financial aid, credit transfer, and other factors may affect the types of programs they choose to consider. Students are also introduced to the GoAbroad system, UVM’s approved study abroad program database and application portal.

This session is required for all students wishing to study abroad as a first step in the process. Registration is required, visit Microsoft Bookings to view available session and register! Sessions are either in-person or virtual, check the specific event listing for more information.

Drop-in Advising

Drop-in Advising is available to students seeking assistance with their study abroad application and process-related questions. This session is intended for students who:

  • Have attended Study Abroad 101 already
  • Are uncertain of the next steps of the study abroad process
  • Need assistance identifying or comparing program options
  • Have a specific question related to an open application

While classes are in session, Drop-In Advising is offered in-person in Living/Learning B Building. During these regularly scheduled hour-long sessions, Study Abroad Advisors circulate the room, addressing individual student questions. Please bring a laptop and come prepared with your questions.

During summer months, Drop-In Advising is offered virtually via Microsoft Teams. Students are able to schedule 15-minute drop-in appointments for assistance with their study abroad application and to address any process-related questions. Please come prepared with your questions.

Registration is requred, visit Microsoft Bookings to view available dates/times and register. Meeting windows are limited so students who are more than 5 minutes late will be asked to reschedule.

Pre-requisite for Drop-in Advising: Students must complete the Study Abroad 101 requirement prior to attending the Drop-in Advising session.

Individual Advising Appointment

Required Appointments

Certain study abroad program types require individual advising appointments. If your program requires this, you will find scheduling instructions within your GoAbroad application.

Optional Appointments

For students applying to External programs, meeting with a study abroad advisor is optional. Students should consult their program provider for specific questions and email with any UVM process related questions or attend a Drop-In Advising session.

Requesting an Individual Advising Appointment for a Private Matter

If your program type does not require an individual advising appointment but you wish to meet one-on-one with a UVM study abroad advisor, you need to email to request an appointment. Individual advising appointments will be accommodated for private matters that cannot be discussed in a Drop-In Advising session.

To request an individual advising appointment for a private matter, ensure that you have:

  • Completed the Study Abroad 101 requirement.
  • Initiated a GoAbroad record. If you have not yet done so, we encourage you to attend a Drop-in Advising session.
  • Met with you academic advisor and completed the Academic Planning Form specific to their school or college.
  • Sent an email to requesting an individual advising appointment. This request should clearly indicate the private matter that needs to be discussed and cannot be addressed in a Drop-In Advising session

NOTE: These steps will require advanced action and planning. Session offerings and advising appointment availability can be limited, especially as the deadline approaches. Students should schedule their appointment with a study abroad advisor to occur no later than 10 business days prior to the deadline to ensure adequate time to complete the application requirements. We encourage students to arrange their advising appointment well before that - an application will be considered incomplete if this requirement is not completed prior to the stated deadline. Exceptions will not be considered if the student waited until under 10 business days prior to the deadline to arrange the appointment and are then unable to secure a time. Appointments are only available during regular business hours and are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.