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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 Program Coordinator of the Full-Immersion AcademiesZB2

Washington and Lee University has hosted the full-immersion Virginia Governor’s Foreign Language Academies since 2011 and welcomes aspiring linguists to its campus in Lexington where opportunities for language and culture development abound as part of the daily routine.  We hope your  time on this historic campus will allow you to mesh cultures with the past and with the future.

Paul R. (Dick) Kuettner
Program Coordinator