On Being an International Student

If you’re applying as an international student, you know the multitude of hurdles ahead of you. Fortunately, Wash U is very friendly towards international students. It also has one of the few MST Programs that is friendly to those of us with a visa slip in our passport. As an international student, I’m still amazed by the friendliness of the International Office here as well as the quantity and diversity of international students in medical school and at the university at large. Not only does the International Office take care of all your student visa needs, it also provides courses and activities to those who wish to learn about American cultures or just meet other people in the same boat. Whether you like dancing to Indian music or munching on Chinese food, there is sure to be an activity for your culture.

— Deng P., M1