global gateway program

ARRIVAL

Before You Arrive

If you are a new student joining the Global Gateway Program at UVM you may have some questions about what it’s like to live and study in the USA. Find out what you need to do before you arrive, visa information, and what you can expect in your first few weeks.

Before you depart for the USA there are several important tasks you need to complete. We have compiled this important information in an arrival guide.

In this guide you will find useful information including:

  • what to do after you've been accepted
  • setting up your student ID
  • how to travel to UVM
  • what to pack.

Visit our Documents page to find out more about the types of documents and visa you might need.

Your Questions Answered

How will I meet people and make friends?

It won’t take you long before you are accustomed to your life here and have made new friends. To help you settle in, we will organize events to help you meet your classmates and build friendships. Plus, there are lots of clubs on campus you can join to meet people with similar interests to you.

What's it like to live in the USA?

We know that moving to a different country to study is exciting, but it’s normal to feel a little bit nervous too. We will do all we can to help you settle in to living in the USA. To get an insight into what you can expect, visit EducationUSA.

Will I be able to find food from my home country?

There are a number of international and ethnic grocery stores in Burlington and the surrounding towns, so you will be able to find what you’re looking for. There are also many restaurants serving cuisine from around the world.

Arrival Guide

Things to know before you arrive.

Documents

Find out more about the documents needed with your application and visas.