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


Washington 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.

“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.”
— Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton

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.