Department of German, Russian, and Arabic

The Department of German, Russian, and Arabic offers a major and a minor in German, a minor in Russian studies, and courses in Arabic language and literature. Our German program consists of a vibrant mix of literature, language and culture studies. Our Russian Area Studies program is an exciting interdisciplinary program encompassing several fields of study here at Washington and Lee. And we are excited to offer Arabic language and literature courses designed to reflect the rich linguistic, literary, and cultural diversity of the Middle East.

We offer many enriching cultural opportunities while in Lexington and more still when students study abroad in our programs in Bayreuth and Berlin (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), Amman (Jordan), and Meknes (Morocco). 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 international commerce, finance, law, international banking, and teaching.

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