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Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Frank Hall was a Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship recipient in 2002. Frank received his Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University in Modern Foreign Language with a focus on German in 2006. During his junior year he studied at Universität Heidelberg, where he also worked as a teaching assistant at the Internationale Gesamtschule Heidelberg. After JMU he continued his passion for exchange programs working at the Council on International Educational Exchange in Portland, Maine.


Lecture by Eric Santner (University of Chicago)

Pedagogical Seminar

Pedagogical Seminar by James Pfrehm



Lecture by Bill Brown (University of Chicago)


Lecture by Jonathan Hess (UNC)


Ani Tramblian graduated from James Madison University in 2012, with a degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Secondary Education. Her junior year was spent at the Technische Universität Dortmund, where she was an English teaching assistant and student. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Ani spent one year in Armenia, where she taught German to Armenian university students and worked as a translator and editor. She joined the University of Virginia in fall 2013 and is pursuing her M.A. in German.