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New! University of Liverpool Program in International Public Administration

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Digging Kazakhstan's Past Helps Students Find Themselves

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WU Students in Chile with Host Families

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Pluralism, Politics, and Religion:  WU Students Taking Class in the Louvre.

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Welcome to Overseas Programs

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Welcome to Overseas Programs in Washington University's International and Area Studies Programs! The goal of international study through the College of Arts & Sciences is to encourage our students to acquire the broad cultural knowledge, the languages and the practical skills to enable them to participate fully in a global society.


  • We offer over 100 programs in over 50 different countries
  • 50% of A&S graduating seniors (42% university-wide) report having participated in a study abroad program for a semester, a summer or a year
  • Approximately 570 Arts and Sciences students study abroad each year, roughly 320 during the semester and academic year and 250 during the summer
  • Summer programs are increasingly popular, many focusing on intensive language learning, and are offered in China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Spain
  • Our system of establishing Study Abroad Advisors in each department, among the first of its kind at a private research institution, ensures a high level of faculty involvement and oversight

We hope you will explore our programs and wish you success as you embark on your international journey!

Recent News

March 27, 2015
Spring '16 Program Application Deadline

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February 18, 2015

Info Session with visiting professor from University of Liverpool!

April 13th | 4:00pm | McMillan 150

January 22, 2015
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November 2, 2014

WU students Alex Rosenthal and Ryan Mikkelsen were chosen to present research done during their semesters abroad at the ...

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