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Drawing from an elite global network of partner institutions, Washington University in St. Louis connects faculty and students through research, field work, language study and service around the world.

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McDonnell Academy

Our lead international initiative educates future leaders from around the world and creates a global network of research and scholars.

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Making an Impact

Scholars at Washington University are taking aim at one of the most pressing issues facing children and adults alike – proper nutrition.

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Great Wall Reunion

Alums reunite in China 15 years after two of them spent the summer at the university’s first independent summer program in Beijing.

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After the War

Faculty and alumni with expertise on the region share their perspectives on the future of Afghanistan through lenses that include economic development, military involvement and human rights.

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Register Now for the Fifth McDonnell Academy International Symposium - Oct. 16-19, 2014

Washington University in St. Louis creatively addresses and explores the opportunities and challenges of our global society through international collaborations, education, research and partnerships.


 GGut Microbes Influence on Nutrition

“It’s extremely difficult to study individual triggers for malnutrition because there are so many variables to consider,” Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD said. Learn more about Gordon’s research and what his team is doing to understand the workings of gut microbiomes among people of different ages living in different parts of the world.

Read about Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD and his international activities on nutrition, health and gut microbes.