What is the Verto Vols program?

This unique international academic and co-curricular experience is designed to ensure a seamless transition from studying abroad to enrolling  at UT. Students may choose to study abroad for one semester or one year before starting at UT the following spring or fall semester. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and earn 15 transferable college credit hours (semester program) or earn 24 transferable college credit hours (year program) for a successful transition to UT.
Please note: The Verto Vol semester program has very limited capacity. Once capacity is reached, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Verto Vols year-long program. At this time, we cannot guarantee on-campus housing for returning Verto Vols.

  • Travel overseas with other first-year students with the support and safety of the Verto team.
  • Earn college credit hours pre-approved by UT for your degree.
  • Prepare for college and life by meeting regularly with a mentor and faculty to help students achieve their goals.
  • Academic and hands-on experience allows students to decide if a major is right for them.
  • Learn about new cultures and give back to the local community.

Verto Vol Resources

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Students can choose between five amazing Verto locations:

  • London, England
  • Florence, Italy
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Seville, Spain
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina

Each program has a wide range of academic interests that allow students to explore and learn before committing to a major at UT.

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Program Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition ranges from $17,500 to $29,750 per semester depending on the location, which includes course registration, experiential learning, housing, airport reception, comprehensive orientation, books, excursions, and more (airfare not included). Verto offers scholarships and financial aid to offset costs.

Tennessee residents who participate in the Verto Vols pathway program and meet program requirements for guaranteed transfer admission to UT will be eligible for scholarships under the Tri-Star Scholarship Program upon enrollment at UT:

  • UT Promise Scholarship
  • Tennessee Pledge Scholarship
  • Flagship Scholarship

For more information on the Tri-Star Scholarship Program, visit our One Stop website. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be considered for these awards.

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Competitive Programs

After successful completion* of the program, you are guaranteed transfer admission to UT. Additional departmental review is required for UT’s competitive programs. Students not admitted into a competitive program will be admitted to the University Early Transition program.

*Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA and earn 15 transferable college credit hours (semester program) or earn 24 transferable college credit hours (year program)

Competitive programs include:

  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Online Bachelors of Social Work
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Music

Students with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA pursuing a Business Administration major are required to complete College Algebra for admissions consideration.

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Verto Vol staff have robust safety and risk-management plans for each program, covering every immediate area and program activity as well as the available support in each region. They partner with one of the largest emergency response and travel advisory companies in the world, giving families access to updates on location climate and access to a massive medical network.

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More Information

Click the button below to visit the Verto Education website, where you can learn more about applying for Financial Aid, course information, and much more!