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English Language Learning

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  • Xin Miao ’19, Marah Tarawneh ’19, and Amorn Chitkittiwong ’18 were collaborators on the video project.

    International students working for the Office of English Language Learning are creating a video series that introduces students from around the globe to Washington College. By international students, for international students, the virtual orientation series closes the gap between imagination and reality for those preparing to attend Washington College.

  • Street view
    The first Community Unity Day aimed to bridge the gap between WC students and local Chestertown community members in a street fair-style day of activities.
  • Heber Guerra-Recinos '19
    The annual family picnic of the Washington College students and local community brought people together through the celebration of food, reading, soccer, language, and culture.

Our Top 3 Questions

  • What is the difference between a College and a University?

    In the United States, the terms are frequently interchangeable. Both colleges and universities offer four-year undergraduate degrees. Some colleges and many universities also offer graduate programs leading to a Master’s degree or a doctoral degree. If students want small class sizes and a closer relationship with professors, then a college is the best option. If they prefer more variety in classes and programs, then a university may be a better choice.

  • What is a liberal arts education?

    It means students take classes in different areas. For example, a student majoring in Business Management also will take classes in other disciplines, such as Biology, English, and Music.

  • How can I make friends?

    A great way to meet other students is to join a sport or club. There are many sports and clubs at Washington College. Popular sports are basketball, tennis, soccer, rowing, lacrosse, and sailing. Popular clubs include The Elm (the student newspaper), Student Events Board, Music Collegium, Chess Club, German Club, and so on.