Success Stories

Department of World Languages and Cultures graduates have gone on to careers or graduate school in international development, translation, linguistics, teaching, foreign service, communication and business.

A few examples:
Kristine Gauna (B.A. French/Minor Spanish '12), is a research administrator at Gallaudet’s Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging. She is NIH-certified to perform studies with fNIRS. Fluent in four languages and a strong advocate for bilingualism, her professional interests focus on how the brain acquires language.

Erikson Young (B.A. Spanish '03), was the first deaf Peace Corps volunteer at a remote Kenyan school. 

Recent International Internship Sites

Gallaudet students in many academic fields have interned around the globe:

  • Kumba, Cameroon–Ephphatha Institute for the Deaf
  • Paris, France–Institute National de Jeunes Sourds
  • Guam–Oasis Empowerment Center
  • Guatemala–LAVOSI School