Ready, Set…Study Abroad!

Attention, freshmen and sophomores- studying abroad for a semester or even a year is a great oppurtunity. Students can go abroad anytime in their second, third or even during the fall semester of the senior year. The fees for studying abroad are often cheaper than a regular’s semester’s tuition and nearly all financial aid packages extend to studying abroad. And if you don’t want to go during the academic year, UVM also offers several summer programs, as well as winter and spring break oppurtunities.How to…..Study Abroad at UVM1. The first thing to do when considering study abroad is to attend an info session with OIE (Office of International Education) and Study Abroad Advisors. Info Sessions are offered four times a week and usually last 30 minutes. Info Sessions help familiarize you with UVM policies and procedures and will provide an introduction to the Study Abroad Library. 2. Meet with your academic advisor regarding your degree requirements during your time abroad.3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for study abroad. The requirements are as follows. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, or between 2.0 and 2.5 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 for each of the last two semesters prior to study abroad.4. Research your options using the Study Abroad Library at the OIE office, the World Wide Web, and other resources. Keep in mind the List of Approved Programs for UVM study Abroad. Here’s a sampling of some of the approved UVM programs….(hint: it’s a lot easier and a lot less paperwork to do a UVM-approved program)….. School for International Training in: — -Botswana-American University in Egypt-School for Field Studies in Kenya-Buddhist Studies in India-Tribhuvan University in Nepal-Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam-Webster University in Austria-Lexia Czech Republic Program-Paris Internship Program-Berlin Summer Program-Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia5. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss program choices.6. Complete and mail program applications.7. When you have been accepted to a study abroad program and decide to participate, pick p a Study Abroad Approval Form at the OIE. This is very important!8. Complete and return the Study Abroad Approval Form by the last week of classes.9. Attend the mandatory pre-departure meeting held by the OIE. Contact the OIE for date, time and place.Visit the Office of International Education in B-161 of Living/Learning for more information about studying abroad.