Study Abroad

Steps to Study Abroad

Overseas Programs offers over a hundred programs in more than fifty countries. Here are the steps to incorporate study abroad into your academic goals and plan at Washington University in St. Louis.


Review eligibility requirements, understand academic requirements, learn about financial procedures, and consider your program options.

Learn more about planning for your study abroad


Discuss opportunities with fellow Washington University students, visit Overseas Programs Advisors during walk-in hours, and meet with a Departmental Study Abroad Advisor about major/minor credits abroad.

Learn more about your study abroad advising resources


Once you have chosen a program, complete a Washington University Approval Application and , if applicable, a Program Admission Application. Search and apply for scholarships and funding.

Learn more about the application process


Fulfill all pre-departure requirements and learn about health and safety abroad. Research your host country and cultural norms.

Learn more about how to prepare for your study abroad

While Abroad

Go Abroad! Share your experience while on your program and remember to prepare for you return.

Learn more about resources for while you are abroad

Study Abroad FAQ's

Read answers to frequently asked questions about studying abroad.


My experience in New Zealand exceeded my expectations in ways that I could have never imagined. I lived with all international students, learned a new language by taking a song and dance course called Kapa Haka, traveled all throughout New Zealand, and learned to navigate living in a new city in a whole different country almost half way across the world

―Ashley YangUniversity of Auckland with IES Abroad