Olga Liamkina

Assistant Director, Study Abroad Faculty-led Programs
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Olga Liamkina is the Assistant Director of Study Abroad Faculty-Led Programs and advises students wishing to study abroad in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, and India. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she received her B.A. in TESOL. A junior year abroad, spent at Old Dominion University in VA, turned out to be a transformative experience that prompted her decision to come back to the U.S. for graduate studies. Olga earned her M.A. in German Studies from the University of Arizona and her Doctoral degree in German and Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Olga calls Germany her third home: before joining Princeton, she taught German language and culture courses at several U.S. universities, worked as Educational Liaison at the Goethe-Institut New York (the cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany), supported teachers in conducting transatlantic exchanges through the German-American Partnership Program, and advocated for early and sustained foreign language learning through the SPARK for German initiative. In her free time, Olga enjoys going to the theater, antique shopping, and traveling with her husband and two children.