Welcome to the 2014 Virginia Governor’s Full-Immersion Language Academies page!


From the Dean of the College

Language Academy students, welcome to Washington and Lee, Lexington, and beautiful Rockbridge County! We are so pleased with the infusion of culture and energy you bring to our idyllic campus. We love to overhear you speaking French, German, and Spanish. Don’t be surprised if passing faculty and students engage you in conversation. Warm thanks to Professor Dick Kuettner and his team for proposing and hosting the summer language academies at Washington and Lee.

Suzanne Keen
Dean of the College

From the Coordinator of the Full-Immersion AcademiesZB2

One of Washington and Lee University’s most unique qualities is its academic competitiveness in a serene environment. At this tier-one institution, the students and faculty create the competitiveness; the staff, administration, and location provide the serenity. The common goal is superior achievement, which everyone is given opportunity to attain and in which the entire University community plays a role. As members of the Virginia Governor’s Language Academies for 2014, you will have many opportunities to encounter competitiveness, challenges, and serenity, while you achieve the many goals and objectives established by the superior faculty and staff.

Paul R. (Dick) Kuettner