Each year hundreds of UVM students study abroad in a range of different programs around the world. Let the Office of International Education help find the best program for you.

Why should you study abroad?

Many students are able to take courses abroad which fulfill major, minor, or distribution requirements.  Additionally, studying in another country gives students a broader perspective to their academic career. Classes can be taken in a foreign language or in English, even in countries where English isn't the native language. There is no doubt that you can find a program that meets your academic goals!


Studying abroad helps students develop and hone skills that help them stand out to employers. These skills include intercultural communication, self-reliance, problem-solving, and foreign language fluency.


UVM has hundreds of programs for you to choose from, including many that cost no more (and sometimes less) than a semester would at UVM. Students who go on UVM semester or exchange programs can take their UVM and federal financial aid with them. Out-of-state students get a tuition discount on exchange programs. And there are a number of scholarships!


Studying abroad truly is a once-in-a-lifetime event. By studying abroad, you will not only learn about other cultures, but you also will learn about yourself. Students often find that they come back with a clearer understanding of what they want to do in life, and how to accomplish it. What are you waiting for?


The University of Vermont joined Generation Study Abroad as a commitment partner in Fall, 2016. For more information on UVM's commitment to increasing the rate of participation in study abroad, visit our Generation Study Abroad page.