What are the requirements to study abroad?
The general requirements are appropriate academic purpose and preparation and a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Some programs have a higher minimum GPA, and some have specific language requirements or prerequisites. Learn more about Eligibility Requirements and Academic Requirements.
Does my financial assistance apply?
If you qualify for financial aid at Washington University, you may use it to participate in a Washington University approved semester or academic year program, including an alternative program approved by petition. Financial aid does not apply to summer programs. Learn more about Study Abroad Finances.
Can I speak to a past participant?
Yes, talk to our Peer Advisors or Ambassadors.
Who signs my study plan?
The Departmental Study Abroad Advisor(s) in the department(s) from which you receive credit need to sign your study plan.
May I apply for in a program not on the approved list of programs abroad?
Participation in an alternative program requires submission of a Petition, stating a compelling academic reason that precludes participation in a regularly offered program.
What is Study Abroad 101?
Study Abroad 101 is required for all students studying abroad on summer, semester, or academic year Washington University approved programs, including alternative programs approved by petition. Remember to complete all Pre-Departure Requirements.
Do I need to purchase my program's required health insurance and the GeoBlue insurance?
Many programs require that enrollment in that program's international health insurance in addition to the Washington University health insurance. Neither health insurance will be waived in such cases, resulting in dual coverage. Learn more about Health Preparation.
Can students with special needs study abroad?
Some Washington University programs are able to provide accommodation for special needs. Please contact Overseas Programs to discuss your particular need and to identify suitable programs. If no Washington University program is suitable, an acceptable alternative may be identified. Learn more about Identity and Diversity.
Who do I contact in case of emergency?
In Case of Emergency follow the steps of contacting on-site authorities and Washington University Campus Police (314-935-5555), who will notify the appropriate person.