Program Logistics


Students will live in a variety of on-campus and off-campus apartments, student residences and hotels at each location. The level of accommodations varies from campus to campus, but all housing will be located within walking distance or with access to public transportation routes for travel to and from each campus. Accommodations will be arranged by Webster staff on-site at each location.

Note: Students will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements between academic terms.

Passports and Visas

As a recognized leader in study abroad education, Webster University understands the varying regulations related to travel within our international network of campuses.

With that in mind, all Global MA students must obtain a valid passport from their country of residence to participate in the program. U.S. citizens must apply through the U.S. State Department at Students are solely responsible for procuring a valid passport.

Students will also be responsible for obtaining a visa for each location visited, if required. Typically, U.S. students will need to arrange a visa for studies in Thailand or China and may need one when traveling to Austria, U.K., Switzerland and the Netherlands. International students should determine the visa requirements for study in each of the locations included in their program. Each student, regardless of citizenship, is encouraged to contact the embassies for each destination country located closest to your home to make sure of compliance with immigration laws. This should be done well in advance of program departure. For more information about passport and visa requirements, please contact the Office of Study Abroad at 1-800-984-6857 or

International Student ID Card

Webster University provides each student with a free personal International Student Identification Card (ISIC), which will serve as your worldwide student ID. The ISIC also allows you to book discounted student airfare; receive discounts around the world for museums, exhibits, etc.; and access a 24-hour toll-free help-line.

Health Insurance

At no additional cost, Webster University provides basic accident and sickness insurance to program participants. The policy covers students throughout the world arranged through HTH Worldwide Health Services. Students should not cancel their
existing policies in lieu of this coverage. For more information, visit

Student Safety

Webster University is committed to the safety and security of all its students. Student residences are all staffed with residential assistants. All students have 24-hour local contact information in case of an emergency.

Additionally, all campuses remain in close contact with the local U.S. embassies for the latest local and international advisories. Webster also monitors U.S. State Department travel advisories on an ongoing basis.

Can’t Take a Year Off?

Webster University also offers its MA in International Relations degree in the online format, at its home campus in St. Louis and at many of its extended and international sites. The MA in INGO degree is offered in its entirety at our Geneva, Leiden, and London campuses. For more information go to


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470 E. Lockwood Ave.
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