This application is for use by BSBA students only. Applications for leave of absence for study abroad should be completed by May 1 for a fall semester or academic year program or by December 1 for a spring semester program.
Students who are interested in the experience of studying abroad for one or two semesters without receiving Washington University credit can take a Leave of Absence (LOA). Credit earned abroad while on a LOA cannot be transferred to Washington University.
A LOA will allow you to retain your WUSTL email address and to be automatically reinstated for registration for your return to Washington University. Carefully research program options that will meet your needs and provide a level of support. You are responsible for paying the program sponsor yourself and no Washington University financial assistance can be applied to a program during a LOA. Check with the program about applying federal aid and outside scholarships, grants, and loans.
International Students and Leave of Absence |
If you are an international student currently studying in the United States on a visa you will need to contact the Office of International Students and Scholars before taking a leave of absence to find out what requirements you must meet in order to be allowed back into the United States after completing your leave of absence. It is your responsibility as an international student to investigate any issues there may be to your taking a leave of absence.
Questions? Contact the Associate Director of Global Programs & Advising. Additional information may be available on the BSBA Global Programs website