What is Verto Vol?

This unique international academic and co-curricular experience is designed to ensure a seamless transition from the first semester abroad to the spring semester and beyond at UT. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and earn 15 transferable college credit hours for a successful transition to UT. At this time, we cannot guarantee housing for Verto Vol students entering UT in Spring 2024.

  • Travel overseas with other first-year students during the semester, with the support and safety of the Verto team.
  • Earn 15 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

You will need the following items in order to complete your application:

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Students can choose between four amazing Verto semester locations:

  • Campus Semester in London, England
  • Campus Semester in Florence, Italy
  • Campus Semester in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Campus Semester in Seville, Spain

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

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Program Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition ranges from $18,000 to $25,000 depending on the semester location, which may include room and board and meals (airfare not included). Verto offers scholarships and financial aid to offset costs. Students can apply for federal aid as determined by the FAFSA to the program.

Visit vertoeducation.org/opportunity-grant for information about need-based funding, or reach out to us at UTadmissions@vertoeducation.org for more details on financing your experience.

Tennessee residents who participate in the Verto Vol pathway program who meet these requirements for guaranteed transfer admission are eligible for scholarships under the Tri-Star Scholarship Program:

  • 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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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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Next Steps

Complete the waitlist form in your Go Vols Portal (Just for You tab) to indicate your interest in Verto Vol within two weeks of the date on your waitlist letter. 

To reserve your spot as a Verto Vol, visit tiny.utk.edu/vertovol to submit your official Verto Vol interest form and pay the $500 deposit to Verto Education by June 1, 2023.

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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!