McDonnell Academy Symposium

Global challenges will be addressed at the 5th international symposium on October 16-19.

Learn more

McDonnell Academy

“In our increasingly global society, it is critical for Washington University graduates to be able to understand and effectively manage the international community in which they live."

Learn about the Academy

Making an Impact

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

Explore the impact

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.

Read the story

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.

See details

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.

View programs

homepage_friendsWashington University in St. Louis creatively addresses the opportunities and challenges of our global society by developing international programs and partnerships to benefit our undergraduate students, graduate & professional students as well as faculty and staff.

Our students develop the awareness and skills needed to function and thrive as engaged global citizens who are culturally sensitive, socially motivated and intellectually engaged. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in international collaborations, research and partnerships.

Guided by the International Affairs Steering Committee, Washington University in St. Louis’ commitment to global learning and engagement takes shape in a variety of ways in and outside the classroom, in St. Louis, Washington D.C., Shanghai, China and around the world.