Hauptbetreuer - Davis Alliger

My name is Davis Alliger and I am a rising senior at Washington and Lee University. I am majoring in Economics and minoring in both German and Philosophy. My passion for German culture and language began in high school during a three-week exchange program in Munich. During my time at W&L I have had the opportunity to continue my studies of German, which included a month-long home stay program in which I studied business culture (among many other things) in Berlin. Whether through living in Germany, or casual study, I hope to continue learning about German language and culture throughout the rest of my life.
Russischlehrer und Betreuer - Daniel Sheaffer

Hello, my name is Daniel Sheaffer and I am a rising senior at The College of William & Mary double-majoring in International Relations and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. I began learning German in 7th grade and continued with it throughout high school and in college, though my language focus has since shifted more towards Russian. I am an alum of 2013's Deutschakademie and have had the opportunity to travel to Germany a few times - mainly to Berlin where my mother was born. I've also had the opportunity to study abroad twice: last summer in Saint Petersburg, Russia and last fall in Krakow, Poland. I'm a big fan of hiking, cooking, and television, and I absolutely cannot wait to return to Gov School after five years of being away!
Betreuerin - Grace Bruce

My name is Grace Bruce, and I just completed my first year at the College of William & Mary. I began learning German in the 7th grade, and have since continued to foster an interest in the language and culture. I am currently majoring in German Studies and Government. I hope to one day attend law school and study immigration law. This May, I will be studying abroad in Germany and the Czech Republic to learn about the rise of national socialism and the Holocaust. I am an alumnus of the 2016 Deutschakademie and am absolutely thrilled to come back!
Betreuer - Ryan Eric

Salutations, everyone!
I am Ryan Eric and currently a student at the University of Mary Washington pursuing a German Major with a Linguistics Minor. I began learning German at Chancellor High and I am also an alum of the Deutschakademie 2014. Over the summer of 2015, I assisted a German Immersion Week over at Courtland High and am currently an active member of the German Club at UMW. In my free time, I enjoy writing, making videos, photography, making music, learning languages, photo editing, and reading.
Let's get this Summer started off right!
Betreuer - Jared Nickodem

My name is Jared Nickodem and I am a rising junior at Washington & Lee University. I am double majoring in European History and Politics and minoring in German. I began learning German at the beginning of my high school career in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. I spent four weeks in Graz, Austria in April-May 2018 studying German and Austrian language, history and politics. I am a member of the men's swimming team at Washington & Lee, and I also enjoy hiking, movies, and rap music. This is my first year with the Deutschakademie.
Betreuerin - Lillian Shankman

Hey everyone! My name is Lilly. I’m currently in my first year of college at NVCC, and I’m studying German and Religion. I was part of the German academy in 2015, and I also received a PASCH scholarship to study in Germany for 3 weeks during the summer of 2016. I have been to Germany twice, and I have participated in an exchange program 3 times (twice receiving, once going). In my free time, I love to play guitar, sing, travel, and take tons of pictures. I’m excited to meet you and learn all about you!