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:
- Length, including start and end dates
- Course offerings
- Language prerequisites (most don’t have any)
“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
St. Andrews, Scotland
Hong Kong, China
Seoul, South Korea
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Olin study abroad programs in Milan, Madrid, Paris, Koblenz, and London include the European Study Tour during the Spring semester. Summer study abroad programs are also available.
For detailed information on any of these Olin abroad programs, please visit the BSBA Global Programs site in Campus Groups.
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.
“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