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.
Russian Opera-oratorio performed by Washington and Lee's Russian Language StudentsJohnson Theater, March 31, 2017Libretto by Korney Chukovsky and music by Vera Pavlova
Spring Term Abroad in Berlin
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Harald Leibrecht, former member of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament), will give a lecture on "Germany and the European Union: Current Issues and Challenges" at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
David Miller, professor of political theory, University of Oxford, and official fellow in social and political theory, Nuffield College, Oxford, will give the keynote address for the German Law in Context Program at Washington and Lee University School of Law on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in Millhiser Moot Court Room, Lewis Hall.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Last year, Lenny Enkhbold, a rising junior at Washington and Lee University, was selected as one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors. His charge was to develop and implement a semester-long strategy to engage campuses and communities in outdoor recreation. With the $1,000 that Merrell provided to W&L's Outing Club, Lenny created a Merrell nature scholarship.