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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.


sklodowska2014-15cropElzbieta Sklodowska – FOCUS Program in Cuba

“I grew up in Cold-War Poland behind the Iron Curtain and spent the equivalent of a junior year abroad in Cuba. My intellectual journey from Warsaw to Havana to Saint Louis involved many leaps, circles and intersections, but Cuba has remained on my research and teaching agenda. For the past several years, together with my colleague Joseph Schraibman, I have been fortunate to be able to take a group of Washington University freshmen to Cuba as part of the FOCUS Program in Arts and Sciences.

Learn more about Elzbieta Sklodowska here.