Welcome to the Foreign Language Academies’ Homepage

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From the Dean of the College, Dr. Lena Hill
World Language Academy Students,

We welcome you to Washington and Lee University and congratulate you for having been selected as one of the top world language students in the Commonwealth. We hope your stay here on campus is profitable and stimulating. If you see me on campus, make it a point to say “Hello” – in your designated language, of course!

Lena Hill
Dean of the College
From the Program Coordinator, Dr. Dick Kuettner
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