BURLINGTON (AP) - The University of Vermont is welcoming a record nearly 120 international students this fall.

Officials at the school say the new students, combined with those returning, will bring the total of international students on campus to 280. That's also a record, and nearly double what the number was two years ago.

Some 150 of the students are coming to Vermont via UVM's Global Gateway program, which was set up a year ago to encourage foreign students to apply to the school.

The class of 2018 includes an estimated 2,330 students, who come from 22 countries, 39 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.