International Visiting Scholar Program

The International Visiting Scholar Programs (IVSP) is designed for international school personnel, researchers, professionals and students from other countries who are not pursuing an academic degree at Gallaudet University. The program is customized to meet the needs of each scholar in which participants can audit courses, gain practical experience by being exposed to what is happening at Gallaudet, and visit schools, organizations, and agencies. There are great opportunities to do intensive data collection at Gallaudet to aquire specific information and skills relating to deafness. This is a one- or two-semester non-degree program.

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IVSP Spotlight: 

Photo of Witawat Surittitkul, IVSP spotlight studentName: Witawat “Paggy” Surittikul

Country of origin: Thailand

Program: M.S. in Administration and Supervision

After Witawat finished his B.A. in Special Education for the Deaf in Thailand, he arrived at Gallaudet University in the spring of 2008 as part of the International Visiting Scholar Program (IVSP). He developed his English and ASL skills for two years at Gallaudet and eventually became a graduate student studying Administration and Supervision. To read more about his experience, click here.

Photo - Rebekka Bieri - Switzerland

Rebekka Bieri is a native of Switzerland but lives in Jordan in the Middle East. Ms. Bieri was here at Gallaudet to learn about interpreting and how to provide interpreting services.

Click to read more about Rebekka's Story (links to a PDF file)



Photo - Ana Campello - Brazil

Ana Regina Campello is a native of Brazil where she is a Professor of Deaf Education at the Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and served for four years as the first President of the Brazilian Association for the Deaf. She visited Gallaudet University in early December 2005  to conduct research related to Deaf Education. 

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