"Friend groups are everywhere, traditions are most places, but the caring professors and impassioned students I have found in the German and History departments are one of a kind."
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.
Lenny Enkhbold, a junior at Washington and Lee University, from Fairfax, Virginia, who leads pre-orientation Appalachian Adventure trips and organizes climbing, horseback riding, rafting, hiking and other campus Outing Club trips, has been selected one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors program from colleges around the country.
Spring Term Abroad in Berlin
Monday, September 21, 2015
Matthew Carl, a junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been selected as a participant in the German Academic Exchange Service's Young Ambassadors Program for 2015-16.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
On Nov. 6-8, juniors Lenny Enkhbold and Lizzy Stanton will attend the inaugural Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) symposium at Davidson College to present their work with W&L Professor Paul Youngman. They also have another connection to the symposium they created it.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
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.