Thanks to an exchange program funded by the Japanese government, a group of W&L students spent Washington Break immersed in the culture of Japan—and welcomed Kanazawa University students to W&L one month later.
Washington Break at W&L is about exploration, whether that discovery involves Texas mountaintops, Japanese culture or career opportunities in New York.
W&L is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Students.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 21
Zainab Abiza ’19 studied at Princeton and spent time in Rabat, Morocco, with a Davis Projects for Peace grant. This semester, she's working to expand her Davis project.
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In response to student demand, Washington and Lee University has added three new interdisciplinary minors to enrich its curriculum.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Midha Ahmad '21 and Sawera Khan '21 to spend the summer in Pakistan, where they compared alternative medicine to traditional treatment.
Erin An '19 has spent time this summer researching immunotherapy treatments for pediatric cancer at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Ling-ting Chiu, a Fulbright Scholar and assistant professor of history at Soochow University in Taiwan, spent the summer at Washington and Lee studying the works of former W&L professor and artist Professor I-Hsiung Ju.
Danielle Spickard '19 is taking full advantage of what the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program has to offer.
Washington and Lee students utilize their summers through research, volunteer work and internship opportunities, both on campus and across the globe.
Elizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
Rush's piece was published in The Virginian-Pilot
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Daniel Rhoades '19 joined a group that traveled to Monterrey, Mexico over Washington Break to continue a STEM program for elementary school students.
She will attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Princeton followed by a service project in Morocco.
Her talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “An Untold Story of Black Intellectuals and Egyptology.”
The weekend’s full schedule is available online. The colloquium is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The title of their talk is “How We'll End Gerrymandering and Fairly Represent All Women and Men?"
The program helps American students secure three-month long business internships in Germany.
There will be three seatings on Mar. 3 at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. and tickets are free.
Whether doing research on campus or traveling across the world for internships and projects, W&L students made the most of summer 2017. In the new year, we invite you to take a look back at everything they accomplished.
W&L's Chanoyu Tea Society will host their second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tea ceremony on Jan. 15
Beginning with the 2018 Spring Term, Washington and Lee will provide institutional grants to meet the full cost of Spring Term domestic and international travel programs for students with financial need.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Xiaoxia Yin '20 and Sesha Carrier '20 to study traditional folk singing in China.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed engineering students Alfred Rwagaju '18 and Kennedy Gibson-Wynn '18 to spend the summer studying hydroelectric power in Rwanda.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Yoko Koyama '19 and Maren Lundgren '18 to open a store in Cameroon that will fund transportation for local children to go to middle school in a neighboring town.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation sent Trang Duong '20 and Hannah Denham '20 to Vietnam, where they had enlightening interviews with both men and women about marriage in modern Vietnamese society.
A grant from the Endeavor Foundation allowed Tiffany Ko '20 and Jiwon Kim '20 to study religion in South Korea during summer 2017.
Translating Aimé Césaire: A conversation with A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman will be held Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. in the CGL.
Sierra Noland and Tara Cooper received Critical Language Scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
The Ruscio Center for Global Learning has brought to life the vision of the many donors and advocates who wanted to see global learning elevated at W&L.
Several student teams are chosen each year to pursue summer research outside the United States in locations such as Hanoi, Vietnam.
Ben Fleenor ’19, Mohini Tangri ’19 and Kenta Sayama ’19 talk about the opportunities that await them as they look forward to a year at Oxford.
W&L junior Angel Vela de la Garza Evia has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.
American students traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together. .
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Sonia Brozak '17 Travels to Florence to Study Art History.
Kiki Martire is an English major with a minor in women's and gender studies from Baltimore, Md. A member of the Class of 2015, she traveled abroad to the South Pacific during her junior year.
Fort Dauphin, Madagascar.
Myrna Barrera-Torres '15 in Vina del Mar, Chile, and Rome, Italy.
"It allowed me to branch outside my comfort zone and really see the world from a different angle."
Eric Schwen '15 in Paris, Madrid and London.
University College, London.
"Faculty and staff have supported me in my pursuit of fostering a greater global perspective to bring back to Lexington."
"Good and bad things will happen when you take risks and leave what's comfortable, but I promise it's worth it."
"W&L has allowed me to satisfy my need to wander."
"Being abroad for so long really changed my perspective on many aspects of W&L, and made me appreciate it so much more."
Computer Science major Rajwol Joshi discusses his experiences at W&L.
John Gunn Scholar discusses her experience at Washington and Lee.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Franklin Wolfe '16 Travels to Europe to Gather Data for 3D Geologic Models.
Recipients of W&L's Certificate of International Immersion reflect on their experiences abroad.
Washington and Lee's Outing Club travels to Nepal for eight-day Khumbu trek.
Washington and Lee Dedicates the Center for Global Learning.
Johnson Opportunity Grant Winner Sara Jones '18 Travels to India to Study Maternal and Child Health.
Kate LeMasters is a politics and economics major with a minor in poverty and human capability studies from Abilene, Texas. She studied global health and development policy in Geneva, Switzerland and Rabat, Morocco, with SIT Study Abroad.
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