German and Russian Department

The Department of German and Russian offers a major and a minor in German and a minor in Russian studies. Our German program consists of a vibrant mix of literature, language and culture studies, and our Russian Area Studies program is an exciting interdisciplinary program encompassing several fields of study here at Washington and Lee.

We offer many enriching cultural opportunities while in Lexington and more still when students study abroad in our programs in Bayreuth and Berlin. Our department also provides vital scholarship support for prestigious programs like Fulbright research or teaching assistantship program, as well as the opportunity to compete for career enhancing business internship programs in commerce and laboratory internships the sciences. Recent graduates are enjoying exciting and varied careers in areas such as publications, industry, law, international banking, and teaching.



Musical based on Vera Pavlova's Poetry, Directed by Vera Pavlova, Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm in the Stackhouse Theater

Patrick Wright ’16

Patrick Wright, a senior from Tampa, Florida, is studying to be an engineer with an interest in the German language.


Sommer Ireland '15

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sommer Ireland '15 Awarded Teaching Assistantship in Austria

Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.

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