In Lexington, Virginia, you will find an unassuming gem of a school in Washington and Lee University. Named for George Washington and Robert E. Lee, W&L is steeped in tradition. One of the school’s most respected traditions is the honor system, which has the goal of creating a community of trust. Among other things, this means students feel comfortable leaving their laptops and backpacks un-monitored – the community of trust will keep them safe! Though small in size, W&L offers endless opportunities and makes a big impact. Last year, students at W&L racked up 70,000 hours of community service through several programs, including the popular The Campus Kitchen. W&L shortens their semesters to 12 weeks to make room for the Spring Term Immersion, during which students can study one course intensively either on campus or away. Our tour guide is taking the opportunity to study Washington, D.C. for the Spring term where she'll both study and intern. If you come to W&L, be prepared to dedicate yourself to your academics and your communities.
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