Making WashU a New Home
Moving away from family, friends and community, even if it’s just down the street, is an adjustment. And each additional year away brings new opportunity and challenges. Feel confident in making WashU a home and keeping it a home all four years.
There are many shuttle options for getting around campus and around town.
Detailed explanation of key residential life policies and procedures.
Local families are matched with students and provide home-cooked meals several times a year.
Living on campus? Living off campus? Wherever you live as a WashU student, the office of Residential Life has much more to offer than room and board.
It’s the starting place for new students. It’s home base for returning students. It’s a hub of academic activity and programs. It’s ResLife!Read the story
Address/Phone/Email Reporting Requirement
SEVIS regulations require the university to report a physical local address, phone number and email address for all F-1 and J-1 students.
After U.S. Arrival for International Students
After you arrive in St. Louis, see the steps to take to make sure you get off to a smooth start.
Chancellor’s Statement on the Value of the Campus International Community
Read Chancellor Martin's commentary about the ways that international students, faculty and staff enhance the university.
Get tips about banking, restaurants and other parts of daily life in the St. Louis area.
Global Friends Program
This is a cultural exchange program that matches WashU international students and scholars with members of the Washington University community.
Health Care and Insurance for International Students
Read the guide to health insurance in the U.S. for international students during their time at WashU.
Housing in St. Louis for International Students
All the information you need to consider where to live in St. Louis
Immigration and Visa Updates
OISS provides the latest USCIS updates affecting WashU's international students and scholars.
We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.
The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.