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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.


Lorraine Simonis '14

a German Major, will be attending University of Virginia Law School where she was awarded a prestigious Dean's Scholarship

Sarah-Jean Vallon '14

Sarah Jean Vallon, a senior at Washington and Lee received a Fellowship for next year through the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. She will intern in Germany in the field of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program offers two months of intensive German language training in Germany (no prior German language knowledge required), four months of classroom instruction at a German university or college of applied sciences, and a five-month internship in each participant’s career field.


Isaac Webb

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Webb '13 Wins Carnegie Endowment

Isaac Webb '13 has been named a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow for next year, in the Russia/Eurasia program.