Go beyond the classroom.
Study abroad is an integral part of the IAS undergraduate experience. Study abroad programs, offered through Overseas Programs, give you the opportunity to acquire the broad cultural knowledge, languages, and the practical skills necessary to participate fully in a global society. For most of you, studying abroad for a summer, a semester, or a year is career enhancing and even life transforming. Studying abroad encourages you to embark on a lifelong journey of international education.
All IAS majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad in one of Washington University’s overseas programs. You will have the opportunity to experience other cultures, improve your foreign-language skills, and study specialized subjects. Spending time in a different area of the world can be an especially valuable complement to your IAS studies, and many courses may count toward your major. In addition, all IAS majors are strongly encouraged to conduct independent research while abroad.