Students, faculty, and staff from around the world are welcome at Washington University in St. Louis with open arms.

At WashU, we are an incredibly vibrant, diverse, and global community. Though we come from a variety of regions and backgrounds, we are united in our shared goal of solving critical societal challenges, in service of the St. Louis region, our nation and the world. We invite you to join our global community!

Our global community


nationalities represented on campus (students, faculty and staff)


countries in which students can study abroad


alumni living outside the United States


of all WashU students are international students

Where we are from


Faculty or student origin indicates individual’s country of birth; faculty degrees indicates the location of the degree-granting institution for the faculty member’s terminal degree. Faculty includes Danforth Campus tenured and tenure-track. Data from Fall 2022. Faculty data is compiled based on Washington University’s annual November 1 census; student data is compiled based on the 10th week of the fall semester.

No single map can reflect all global perspectives. The country borders on this map do not reflect the official policy of Washington University in St. Louis or any specific government.

Our city, our home: St. Louis

As the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has a rich history and vibrant culture.

Campus partners and resources

WashU provide a myriad of opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in global learning and research.

Come to WashU

WashU has long been a place that welcomes and values international students, faculty, and staff.