Exchange Experience

The Exchange Experience begins with Bear Beginnings: Transfer & Exchange Welcome or Exchange Student Winter Welcome. During an exchange student’s time at WashU, they will be offered a variety of excursions into St. Louis and on-campus experiences – ending with a celebratory dinner with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs!

Exchange Experience Excursions and Programs

Exchange student excursions are designed to connect exchange students to the city of St. Louis, to WashU, and to one another. These off-campus excursions and on-campus programs are all provided free of charge to exchange students.

Saturday, January 28: St. Louis Aquarium

Saturday, February 4: Tickets to the Lunar New Year Festival Cultural Show

Saturday, February 11: Tickets to the Black Anthology Cultural Show

Saturday, February 18: Delmar Divide Bus Tour

Saturday, March 4: The Hill Walking Tour

Saturday, April 1: Tickets to the Carnaval Cultural Show

Saturday, April 8: Missouri Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, April 11: Exchange Student Capstone

Thursday, April 27: Halfway to Graduation Celebration

TXSM Program

Transfer & Exchange Student Mentors (TXSMs) are upper-division student leaders who assist new transfer and exchange students with their academic, social, and personal transition to Washington University.

TXSMs serve as orientation leaders during Fall Welcome and Winter Welcome, then they serve as peer mentors for the student’s entire first year or study abroad program. Their primary duties are to remind residents about academic deadlines, policies, and resources and to help build community among transfer and exchange student groups.

Student Executive Board Member: Taylor Gao

Caroline Chou
Gavin Yao
Kate Yeo
Kevin Wang
Misa Mirzaee
Rohan Chintalapudi

Exchange Bear Bulletin

The Exchange Bear Bulletin is an e-Newsletter exchange students receive throughout their time at WashU. Newsletters will focus on important dates, deadlines, events on-and off-campus, and notices from Student Transitions & Family Programs.

Check out the most recent edition of the Exchange Bear Bulletin here:

October 2022 Exchange Bear Bulletin

November 2022 Exchange Bear Bulletin

December 2022 Exchange Bear Bulletin