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Study Abroad with the Grossman School of Business

Business leaders tell us an international experience is critical for leadership roles in today’s dynamic global business environment! What will you have to offer beyond the traditional set of organizational and analytical skills from your academic coursework? Studying abroad exposes you to different cultures, traditions and work environments and you will gain a new perspective on the ethics, norms, and communication styles for your chosen area of the world! Here at the Grossman School Center for Student Success we want to support your education and professional goals. 

Steps for Studying Abroad

Follow these simple steps to start on your journey to studying abroad: 

  1. Information Gathering: Review the Office of International Education’s (OIE) Getting Started Page to learn the basics of studying abroad as a UVM student.
  2. GSB Advisor Meeting: Schedule an appointment via Navigate with GSB’s Study Abroad Liaison in the Center for Student Success. To do so, select “Grossman School of Business” as the Location and “Study Abroad” as the Reason for the Appointment.
  3. Explore Programs: Go to GoAbroad, the Office of International Education’s (OIE) Study Abroad program site to search different programs based on location or subject area offered. Consider you concentration, theme, and minor to help determine what study abroad program is best for you. Prepare a list of locations or programs you are interested in before meeting with an OIE Study Abroad Advisor.
  4. OIE Advisor Meeting: Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor in OIE, who can help you narrow down your study abroad options and assist in the application process. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor, contact
Courses To Take Abroad

1. Concentration
2. Theme
3. Minor

Transfer Credit Limitations

Please refer to the Office of International Education’s Academic Systems Abroad page to read about credit and grade conversions.

  • Concentrations: 2 courses
  • Themes
    • Global Business: 3 courses
    • Entrepreneurship: 2 courses
    • Sustainable Business: 2 courses
  • Business Core: unlimited courses
  • Business Field: 2 courses
  • General Education: unlimited
  • Minor
    • Depending on your minor requirements, half of your minor credit hours can transfer or 2-3 courses.
    • If you plan on taking courses towards your minor, you must meet with your minor advisor to discuss what courses you should take or the transfer of courses you are considering.
  • **You can take other courses abroad that count towards another requirement in your degree audit or courses that will count as electives, however this might affect your track towards graduation. When meeting with GSB’s Experiential Learning Specialist remember to bring your questions and concerns relating to coursework.
Transfer Credit Syllabi Review Process

Courses that you plan to take through your abroad program must be pre-reviewed for credit. Utilize the Transfer Credit Guide to see courses that have been previously reviewed for credit. If you plan to take a course that has not yet been reviewed, no worries that is what the syllabi review process is for. Grossman only reviews business courses. If you want a non-business course syllabus reviewed, email it to For more information, please refer to UVM Transfer Credit Policies.

To get a Business course reviewed you must email the following information:

  1. a syllabus
  2. the course number and name
  3. your study abroad program
  4. what you would like the course to count towards (i.e. Finance concentration/Global Business theme)

Syllabi are sent off to our committee for review and can take up to two weeks and during certain times of the year longer to be reviewed. Once a course is reviewed, you will be notified of the results. A course can come back as credit for:

> an exact business course we offer in GSB (i.e. BSAD 150)
> an upper level business course towards your theme, concentration or both (i.e. BSAD 1XX)
> business elective credit (i.e. BSAD 0XX)

Additional Information, Recommendations, and Considerations

GPA requirement: Most study abroad programs have a minimum cumulative GPA requirement ranging from 2.5 to 3.0 and UVM requires that you have a 2.5 GPA or higher to study abroad.

In addition, UVM stipulates that students who have been academically dismissed, on academic trial or probation at the time of application may not study abroad. For a full list of eligibility requirements, please refer to the Eligibility Requirements page on the Office of International Education’s website.

Foreign language requirement: It behooves you to be knowledgeable of the primary language of the country you want to study in, however, it is not required. Depending on the program, you may be required to take the native language course as part of your curriculum while studying abroad.

Transferring credits: Students will work with the Office of Transfer Affairs to verify courses that are taken abroad will transfer back to UVM. Working with the Grossman School of Business Study Abroad Liaison will help in aligning courses taken abroad with completion of program requirements. In some cases, course approval may be made conditional upon examination of course materials following return from study abroad. Please also note that you must earn a C or better for a course to transfer and your GPA earned abroad will not impact your UVM transcript or GPA.

Do you plan to graduate early and Study Abroad? If so, please be sure to Study Abroad by the fall of your last full year. You will need to complete BSAD 290 the Capstone Course for your Business Theme in the spring of your last full year. If you have questions please ask an advisor in the Center for Student Success, 100 Kalkin Hall.

Exchange Program Highlights

UVM Exchange Programs provide an opportunity for students to develop skills in their discipline at world class institutions. The Grossman School of Business has networked with several highly ranked and accredited business schools to provide students with a business specific experience while abroad. Consider being an exchange student at these popular exchanges below.