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.


Winter 2015 Kulturevents

1. März - Kaffeeklatsch (262 und Fortgeschrittene, LexCo)5. März - Film: Das Wunder von Bern (19.45 Commons 345)11. März - Spielabend (Jeopardy)17. März - Döner- Abend (Kebab Connection) 21. März - Kaffeeklatsch (262 und Fortgeschrittene)25. März - Mittagessen mit Anna (112, im Marketplace)2. April - Filmabend: TBA 4. April - Fußball: Tucker Weltmeisterschaft!5. April - Osterfest mit Backen7. -8.- April - Generalprobe (annual German Play)

AMCHAM Internships in Germany

These German majors are recipients of the prestigious AMCHAM internship in Germany. The placements are for German majors or minors who also study a field in the Williams School or a natural science. Ms. Kyriushko will work for DZ Bank. Mr. Ugarte will work for Ernst & Young. Ms. Tabb will work for PricewaterhouseCoopers. All are placed with the Frankfurt, Germany branch of their companies.

Polina Kyriushko '17

Congratulations to Ms. Polina Kyriushko '17, a German major, who will be attending the London School of Economics for the Academic Year 2015-2016 where she will continue to pursue her studies in German and Economics.