Our campus community is supported by a number of different entities that provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in global learning and research.

Study Abroad Programs

We encourage our students to acquire the broad cultural knowledge, languages, and practical skills to enable them to participate fully in a global society.

Institutes and Centers

More than 25 institutes, centers, and initiatives with an international focus offer collaborative research opportunities and empower our students, faculty, and staff to create meaningful impact. Explore a selection of the research centers and institutes at Washington University and learn more about opportunities to engage.

McDonnell International Scholars Academy

The McDonnell Academy is an integral component of our global community. The Academy’s Scholars and Ambassadors are vital links in a network that facilitates impactful work around the world. Partnering with more than 30 premier universities globally, the Academy recruits top scholars from around the world and mentors them as they pursue graduate and professional degrees at WashU, preparing them to become future global leaders.

Office of International Students & Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides services and programs for international students and scholars at WashU. Services include immigration advising, orientation to the WashU and St. Louis communities, and other programs to help international students and scholars thrive academically and socially and engage them in U.S. life and culture.

Schools, departments, and programs

Numerous departments and programs across the university have global orientation and provide rich educational and research opportunities.

Global Research Scholars Network

A new initiative, the Global Research Scholars Network, will provide a supportive ecosystem for globally-engaged scholars to connect across disciplines and schools, and build synergies among key international initiatives.