Once you've thought about your academic goals and the type of experience you want to have, search our Program Database.
There are a number of academic factors to consider when selecting a program. Among the primary ones are whether the student meets (or can meet) the program’s eligibility requirements and whether the program is approved for one of the student’s majors, minors, or areas of significant concentration. Students should also consider their individual needs, such as, whether a program’s curriculum will allow them to meet their specific foreign language or cultural goals; satisfy requirements specific to their academic field; or meet Washington University distribution requirements.
Study abroad programs can take many forms. Some are focused on field research and others involve direct enrollment in a partner university abroad. A program may combine direct enrollment with courses taught exclusively for U.S. students, or offer a full curriculum for students from U.S. universities. It is essential that the student understands to which kind of program they are applying. Talk to an Overseas Programs advisor and perhaps a student alum of the program about its benefits and potential drawbacks.
Personal considerations, both needs and preferences, should also be part of the program choice. A student who is happiest in large cities may not do well in a program that takes place in a primarily rural setting with limited facilities. A student with any disability that requires accommodations or severe food allergies needs to be aware of whether their needs can be met. It is best if students do some soul searching first, then some research, to assure the program will be appropriate both personally and academically.
Search Online Database
- Open our Program Database.
- Choose your major, minor, or other area of significant concentration in the list of approved departments and select any additional parameters that match your interests.
- Click on the program name to view an information brochure. Brochures include basic information about eligibility, academics, location, and other program details.