Your ideas know no boundaries

The Beyond Boundaries Program is a unique educational experience that allows talented and motivated students to tackle big societal and intellectual challenges.

Program Ethos

The Beyond Boundaries Program will prepare student scholars to engage in interdisciplinary teams and will center around three pillars:

  • Academic preparation for interdisciplinary work
  • Ecosystem of scholars intent on problem solving through cross discipline collaboration
  • Ongoing support across four years at Washington University

Throughout their time in the program, students will focus on three questions:

  • What role(s) do I want to play on collaborative problem-solving teams?
  • What skills, knowledge, and partnership are necessary for interdisciplinary work?
  • How can I use my time at Washington University to grow these skills?

“Don’t ask students what they want to BE when they grow up.  Ask them what problems do they want to solve.  This changes the conversation from who do I want to work for to what do I need to learn to be able to do that.
– Jaime Casap, Google Global Education

Customized educational experience

Students accepted into this program will have opportunities to explore topics – from climate change to aging to entrepreneurship – from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

The program curriculum will teach students how to view these major issues from multiple frameworks through teamwork and collaboration, with teams of professors from across WashU’s schools teaching
Beyond Boundaries courses.

“Ask a difficult enough question and you will need
more than one discipline to answer it”
– Liz Lerman

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