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 transfer students to the city of St. Louis, to one another, and help them feel at home at WashU!

Monday, October 17 – 21: National Transfer Student Week

Thursday, November 3: Transfer & Exchange Community Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 12: Afternoon at the Aquarium

Saturday, December 3: Ice Skating in Forest Park

Friday, December 9: Exchange Capstone with Dr. Gonzalez

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 first year 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