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Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. Questions? Email the appropriate Program Advisor listed below.
  • Locations: Various, Various
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 01/18/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 02/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Program Description:
BSBA Study Abroad
Petition for Alternative Programs


  Olin Global Programs' list of approved programs will meet the needs of most students. In some cases students will have compelling academic reasons to submit an alternative program petition in order to be eligible to earn Washington University credit abroad. Students can also take a leave of absence to study abroad without earning Washington University credit. All BSBA students wishing to petition for an alternative program must meet with Liz Shabani, Associate Director of Global Programs & Advising.  Please call 314-935-6315 or visit Simon Hall 118 to schedule an appointment.

  • An Alternative Program is any study abroad program offered by a Provider or University other than WashU.
  • Students participating on approved petition programs earn WashU credit and therefore pay Washington University tuition fees regardless of the provider costs. 
  • Provider housing fees will also be billed to your WashU student account as a separate charge to tuition; therefore, students should not choose provide programs based on program costs alone.
  • Students must complete this application at least two weeks prior to the standard Global Programs application deadline. This deadline is firm. 
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA by program start date. The petition process for BSBA programs is open only to BSBA students and students with an approved second major in business at the time of application. Students with only a minor in business may not petition for an BSBA alternative program.  Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students must demonstrate significant independence and reasoning. Students petitioning an Alternative Program must review the Petition Program policy prior to submitting an application. 
Students should make every effort to identify an Olin program that best fits their academic and professional goals. Petitions for Alternative Programs in countries in which Olin operates a Global Program will generally not be approved.  BSBA students seeking Washington University credit for an alternative program not on the list of Washington University approved programs are required to petition the Global Program Advisory Board for approval. Students must have compelling academic reasons, strong academic preparation, and strong endorsement of the appropriate academic department in order to successfully petition for an alternative program. Participation in an alternative program requires submission of a formal petition, stating a compelling academic reason that precludes participation on a pre-approved Olin program. Each petition is considered on a case-by-case basis and on the needs and goals of the individual student. Therefore, it is possible for two students to petition the same alternative program and for only one petition to be approved. No more than three petitions per term to any alternative program will be approved. If the petition is not approved, the student may take a Leave of Absence to participate in a non-WU program (without WU credit and fees). 

Students interested in submitting a petition for an alternative program must meet with the Olin Associate Director of Global Programs at least 2 weeks before the application deadline.

  • An Entrepreneurship major wants to study small business development in Africa. Olin does not currently offer any programs in Africa. The student finds a SIT program in Uganda that, in addition to coursework on Africa and entrepreneurship, includes a practicum working with small businesses in the area. His petition may be approved.
  • A finance major has always wanted to live in Spain and loves Spanish food and culture. She has not taken any Spanish language and has not taken any courses in her major. She finds a program in Spain taught in English that allows plenty of time for recreational travel. She also chose this program because her best friend from high school is applying as well. Her petition may be denied.
  Once your petition is approved, all students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 0.5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall and summer programs. In addition, your program transcript will be reviewed upon return to WU for credit in the same way as WU programs. 
  Once your petition is approved, WU will assume the responsibility for paying the program sponsor, and your program price will be set in the same way as for WU programs. For a fall and/or spring program, WU charges tuition equivalent to the on-campus tuition fee. Because the University has a home-school tuition policy, students should not make a decision to study abroad on an Alternative Program due to the costs of a program fee alone. WU tuition covers only the academic portion of any study abroad program, therefore, WU student health insurance and any housing, food, airfare or other costs paid by WU on the student's behalf are billed as additional and separate items on the WU student account. The WU tuition and other applicable fees will be posted to your WU account, where financial aid and other credits can be applied. Washington University works with the sponsoring institution to determine the non-tuition related charges included in the program’s fee. Once identified, any applicable room and board, or other charges billed through Washington University are assessed at cost and are posted to the student’s Washington University account.

Students participating on an approved petition program during the summer term will be billed the Global Programs Administrative Fee. This fee is $500 for every three credits earned on an abroad program. Visit the Global Programs website for more details.  

If approved, your financial assistance award will be adjusted to the educational costs of the program, including the WU program price and your essential travel and living expenses. Contact Study Financial Services with any specific questions regarding your individual student account.


  On-Site Support: Students will work independently with the host university or provider.

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.