Center for the Advancement of Interpretation and Translation Research (CAITR) and the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DoIT) welcome visiting scholars, students, and guests to our department for short- and long-term visits. To make your visit both productive and comfortable, we may be able to provide you with support, such as office space, computer use, email access, and a campus ID.  

Visitors frequently participate in a variety of activities, such as:

  • Providing a lecture or series of lectures
  • Teaching a course in the Department
  • Collaborating on research and publications
  • Sharing a specialty area with the Department
  • Mentoring DoIT students
  • Creating opportunities for pro bono interpreting experiences for students
  • Cultivating internships and exchange programs

The guest or visiting scholar may be funded in a number of ways, including self-funding, Fulbright scholarship, or external grant support. Visitors will be assigned a Faculty Liaison to serve as their point of contact during their stay in the department.

To facilitate the experience of visiting guests and scholars to the Department of Interpretation and Translation, we created the following guidelines:

For short-term visits (up to one month)
Complete the DoIT Scholar Form and submit to Dr. Brenda Nicodemus, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research (CAITR), at Visitors can access the form on the Visiting Scholars link. The form must be completed at least two weeks prior to the planned visits. 

For long-term stays (over one month)
Contact the office of Research Support and International Affairs for application forms. Contact Danilo Torres, International Liaison Specialist, at

Website: International Visiting Students, Researchers and Other Scholars

  • Complete the application process
  • Work with Intercultural Exchange Planning Team to prepare for your visit.
    Need help with housing? Contact Nikki Surber at

Website: Visitor Housing
Prior to the visit, a plan for the guest or visitor will be created that addresses the following (as needed):

  • Office and key
  • Office equipment and supplies
  • Computer access
  • Gallaudet ID
  • Gallaudet email access
  • Electrical converter
  • Activities (attending classes, giving lectures, meeting with students, research)
  • Interpreting needs