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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 us help you get started.
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:
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
UVM budget sheet Get UVM approval for your studies through iAbroad
Enroll in the Overseas Study Program academic course (OSSP)
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.