Senior Profile: Meredith Radel (German Studies ’19)

The majority of my last four years have been spent in Washington Hall on Old Campus.  I entered William & Mary unsure of how or even if I wanted to continue my German language studies.  As a freshman, I decided to take my first German topics course with Professor Burney and immediately knew that the decision was made – I was going to major in German.  The next semester I also started to take Russian as well and have been enrolled in courses with a variety of professors since then.  Washington Hall and the lovely German House across campus quickly became a second home.  From Kaffeeklatsch to Filmabend and Oktoberfest to Frühlungsfest, I always found friends (and delicious food) that enhanced my passion for the language and culture.  A huge thank you to the language department for keeping me interested and inspired to learn and challenge myself in every aspect of life!  After graduation, I plan to keep up my language skills and utilize them to help people across the world!

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