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.

Featured Undergrad

Washington University students find unique ways to contribute to the campus community. From taking student leadership positions, to volunteering for a cause that moves them, our students help make the campus a more welcoming and vibrant place to be.

Sara Lerner

Sara Lerner

Sara has served students at WashU as a leader, a role model and a catalyst.

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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.

Drivers License Letter Request

International students who would like to apply for a drivers license may request a letter.

English 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 Year-End Tax Returns

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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