Community Living

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.

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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.

Students at the South 40 Swamp

Residential Life

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!

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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.

Conversation Corner

WashU international students and scholars are invited to participate in free, informal English conversation practice.

Everyday Living

Get tips about banking, restaurants and other parts of daily life in the St. Louis area.

Filing U.S. Taxes

All non-resident F-1s and J-1s are required to file a tax return, regardless of whether or not you received income.

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.

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