Washington University in St. Louis is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Located in a suburban neighborhood seven miles west of downtown, the campus is full of grassy areas, quiet nooks with benches and flowers, and lots of trees. You'll almost always see people out soaking up the sun while studying, walking, jogging, or just relaxing. And right in our front yard is Forest Park, the largest urban park in the country.

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Participants of the Fudan at Washington University Summer Program:

  • Earn up to seven units of credit by enrolling in two courses. Subject areas include:

    • American Politics & Culture
    • Leadership & Innovation
    • Pre-Medical Studies
    • Engineering
    • Economics, Psychology, English, Music, and more.
  • Immerse in American culture by:

    • Experiencing world-class museums and institutions.
    • Joining in the excitment of a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, live theather at The Muny, and various music concerts around town.
    • Enjoying the largest urban park in the United States, Forest Park.
    • Exploring local shops, galleries, and festivals.
  • Connect with us academically and socially. Students are encouraged to:

    • Engage with professors in small, interactive courses.
    • Make new friends in the residence halls, classes, and campus events.
    • Meet university leaders at events held in your honor.
    • Tour research labs, medical facilities, and tech hubs.
    • Exchange ideas with entrepreneurs and innovators.

"I am very fortunate to participate in the Fudan at Washington University Summer Program. It is a great chance to learn about America and American people, a great chance to improve my comprehensive competence, ... to make friends, and ... to build lasting memories. I am extremely grateful to all the teachers and assistants for their help. I would strongly recommend this program for prospective students. You will have a different experience here and compose an incredible story."

Li Ji Rong
2015 Program Participant