​Study Abroad Programs

Olin Business School offers semester-long or summer study abroad and exchange programs.

Study abroad programs require students to be independent and self-motivated. You’ll enroll in foreign institutions, often with locals or students from other nations. There may be many WashU students at the same university, or you could be the only one.

You’ll confer with your Olin academic advisor to choose courses (equivalent to 12 or more WashU credits) that best fit your academic plan and career goals. Olin Global Programs staff will advise you on making a successful transition to living abroad.

Staff at the host university international office will also be available to answer your questions and provide guidance and support.

Programs vary by:

  • Location
  • Length, including start and end dates
  • Course offerings
  • Language prerequisites (most don’t have any)
Assiatou Jallow, BSBA 2018

“The act of studying abroad is also one of bravery.”

“There is so much uncertainty, and if you handle that well, you will be prepared for most things that life brings. When I traveled by myself to Madrid, even though I don’t speak much Spanish, I figured out how to get by. I felt so capable.”
—Assiatou Jallow, BSBA 2018

Semester Study Abroad Locations

Maastricht, Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark
Vallendar, Germany
London, UK
Dublin, Ireland
St. Andrews, Scotland
Paris, France
Madrid, Spain

Milan, Italy
Herzilya, Israel
Melbourne, Australia
Hong Kong, China
Singapore
Seoul, South Korea
São Paulo, Brazil

The Olin study abroad programs in Milan, Madrid, Paris, Koblenz, and London include the European Study Tour during the Spring semester.

You may also be eligible to participate in any of Washington University’s Overseas Programs, or you can petition for an alternative program outside of Washington University.

For detailed information on Olin abroad programs, please visit the BSBA Global Programs site in Campus Groups.

Grace Portelance, LA

“Studying abroad allows you to figure out who you are.”

Learning to be adventurous alone was my favorite part of my abroad experience. Allowing yourself to be unsure and insecure in a new place is the most character building and life changing process.”
—Grace Portlance, LA, second major in Finance, 2017