In the College of Arts & Sciences, students make education international.
International and Area Studies encourages research and teaching on societies and cultures around the world. It provides opportunities for scholarly inquiry and intellectual innovation, encourages faculty and student interchange, brings guests to campus, and helps organize conferences and workshops on international and global topics best approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. For more information, visit the International and Area Studies website.
Overseas Programs draws from an elite global network of partner institutions to connect faculty and students through research, fieldwork, language study and service around the world. We endeavor to provide all Arts & Sciences students at Washington University with the opportunity to study abroad at some point during their undergraduate program. For more information, visit the Overseas Programs website.
The Global Citizenship Program offers first year students in Arts & Sciences uniquely designed courses and special events to help them develop a global perspective and introduce them to a range of international opportunities. For more information, visit the Global Citizenship Program website.
Comparative Literature studies literature across national, cultural, and linguistic borders. The international and comparative range of the discipline provides students a broad critical understanding of what literature is and does. Since knowing the language is essential to understanding a given literature and culture, all majors study a second language and literature at an advanced level. At the same time, the study of works in translation provokes cross-cultural comparisons and helps prepare students for a multilingual, pluralistic, and global world. Comparison of literature to other kinds of arts, media, and writing further extends understanding of literature and culture. For more information, visit the Comparative Literature website.