Washington University places a high value on engagement with international partners and seeks to support faculty and students pursuing global collaborations. Find resources for common issues that arise during faculty and student global engagement. 

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Research Abroad

We are committed to supporting all members of our community engaged in collaborative research around the world. In partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), we provide resources to help you find answers to most frequently asked questions related to international research and scholarly activities.

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.

Sarah Baitzel, an archeologist, travels on a boat to a high altitude lake in the Peruvian Andes

Operating Abroad

If you are planning or managing a project abroad, there are some important operational issues to consider. Learn about the administrative, legal, and financial implications of operating in a foreign country, and connect with university contacts who can assist you.

Global Learning

WashU endeavors to provide opportunities for all students to develop a global perspective and the cultural agility essential to thrive in a globalized world.

Students can gain experience in international settings in a variety of ways. Through study abroad programs, field research, internships, experiential and service-learning opportunities, students acquire the broad cultural knowledge, languages, and practical skills employers value.


countries in which students can study abroad


WashU alumni earned Fulbright awards to travel abroad in 2022

Hosting International Visitors

We warmly welcome visiting international delegations and researchers from global partners interested in fostering new collaborations or advancing existing partnerships with WashU. Please follow the guidelines provided below when planning a visit to campus involving international visitors.

Immigration & Integration

We recognize that relocating to a foreign country can be overwhelming and confusing. WashU is committed to helping you meet these challenges and making the most of your time here.