Four Washington and Lee University students are spending time this summer in Beirut, where they are immersed in Arabic language and Lebanese culture.
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This year’s seminar will focus on “The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Higher Education.”
While at Washington and Lee, Lencioni has taken several German classes and studied abroad in Berlin.
Our favorite term is well underway! Here is a glimpse inside some of the many fascinating courses being taught off-campus this year.
Syed is a biology major and a Middle East and South Asia studies minor.
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Reid Gaede ’19 has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany.
Tsvetkova will be working at Robert Bosch GmbH a large multinational engineering and electronics company.
CBYX is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State.
Washington and Lee University senior Jackson Ellis ’19 has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for summer 2019.
Carpenter will study in Lübeck, Germany, at the University of Lübeck. She will work in a lab that focuses on the dietary regulation of tissue circadian clock function in mice.
Dau will live and work in Vienna for nine months.
Patterson will be interning with a lab at the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Dresden, Germany.
Sykes will be working this summer with Ernst & Young in Frankfurt.
He taught at W&L from 1960 to 2007.
Studying Arabic in Jordan and Lebanon has given Sierra Terrana '20 a new outlook on Islam and the Middle East—one that she hopes to parlay into a legal career.
In response to student demand, Washington and Lee University has added three new interdisciplinary minors to enrich its curriculum.
Mark Donohue '19 spent the summer working as a software engineering intern at a company called AGCO, located in southern Bavaria.
Gonz Ferrero ’04 and Lenny Enkhbold ’17 blend their shared concern for the environment with a dash of business savvy to promote eco-friendly outdoor wear.
Jackson Ellis '19 is working with a German consulting agency to help international student-athletes navigate the college application process.
Doan Bui ’21 and Hashim Syed ’19 have won Gilman Scholarships to study abroad.
Elizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
Senior Stephanie Williams '18 says W&L's First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) gave her support to overcome obstacles and mentor other low-income students.
Carson Bryant '18 has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
The program helps American students secure three-month long business internships in Germany.
Kelly Douma ’16 is on track to complete her doctorate in early modern German history and women’s studies by 2021.
Julia Kaczmar '19 spent a summer in New York City, learning the logistics of the latest fashions.
Students, faculty and staff gathered to sample tantalizing treats and learn some Arabic words at this year's event.
Zainab Abiza '19 spent the summer analyzing two Islamic State magazines in a timely project with Professor Seth Cantey.
Ben Schaeffer '18 is working with German professor Paul Youngman on a project involving references to the railway in German literature.
The Roanoke Times profiled graduating senior Matt Carl in today's commencement story.
Alora Martin, who is participating in an intensive language program for Arabic in Amman, Jordan, sees studying abroad as a necessary part of a modern education.
Five W&L faculty members are featured in a new book from Cambridge Press about the NSA surveillance scandal that grew out of Edward Snowden’s now infamous disclosures.
Generalprobe, the German student language drama group at Washington and Lee University, will perform two one-act comedies written and directed by the students.
For World Thinking Day, W&L's foreign language teaching assistants led local Girl Scouts in a variety of internationally themed activities.
The two-day event will feature a film screening of "Bridge of Spies" and a panel discussion with lawyers who have represented notorious clients.
Meet Lenny Enkhbold '17, a computer scientist with a passion for the outdoors, who isn't afraid to have a good laugh.
Fulbright Scholar and foreign language TA Imad Baazizi gave W&L students an introduction to Moroccan culture, including traditional Moroccan tea.
On Jan. 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., Generalprobe will celebrate 25 years of German language theater the production of an original Singspiel.
Washington and Lee University this year welcomes seven foreign language teaching assistants.
Anna Jerusalem is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Olga Dunaevskaya is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
Imad Baazizi is one of seven foreign language teaching assistants at W&L this year.
American students traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together. .
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.
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.
"Being abroad for so long really changed my perspective on many aspects of W&L, and made me appreciate it so much more."
Accounting and Business Administration major lends her planning skills to the annual Souper Bowl benefit for the Campus Kitchen Backpack Program.
Juniors Lizzy Stanton and Lenny Enkhbold use geo-spatial visualizations to explore new interpretations of 19th-century German literature.
"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."
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