Semester in FlorenceThe Global MedPrep Scholars ProgramMcDonnell Scholars in New YorkGlobal impact through nutritionStudy in Copenhagen

Florence Semester

Sam Fox School architecture, art, communication design, and fashion design undergraduate students are studying in Florence, Italy. Photo: field trip to Venice.

Florence Semester Program

The Global MedPrep Scholars Program

Students have the opportunity to spend their fall semester in Shanghai, China's largest city and one of the world's greatest cultural and financial centers.

Global MedPrep Program

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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Study Abroad

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


Rebecca Copeland in her officeRebecca Copeland – One of two winners of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

“I studied abroad in Japan my junior year of college, and it changed my life.  Being in Japan opened doors into worlds I hadn’t even known existed.  Everything was new and different and wonderful.  When I returned to the United States the following year, I wanted to share my experiences with my friends—and frankly, just about everyone I met.  But it was difficult to do so because Japan seemed so far away.  I think that is one of the reasons I decided to translate Japanese literature.  I wanted others to taste—if even only slightly—the feast I enjoyed.”

Learn more about Rebecca Copeland here.

Read more about the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize in the WUSTL Newsroom.