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From the Dean of the College

World Language Academy Students,
We welcome you to Washington and Lee University and congratulate you for your selection as one of the top world language students in the Commonwealth.  May your stay here be ever profitable and stimulating.  

Lena Hill
Dean of the College


From the Program CoordinatorZB2

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