A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Chair:Dr. Amanda Holzrichter
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) S233
(202) 250-2984 (videophone) (202) 651-5560 (voice)
Gallaudet's Department of World Languages and Cultures is a world leader in opening up international internship opportunities and study abroad experiences for deaf students.
The department's exceptional faculty of teachers and scholars helps Gallaudet students increase their global marketability by acquiring proficiency in other languages, knowledge of world cultures, and experience with international deaf communities and their sign languages through internships and study abroad.
All major programs in the department include some type of international experience.
All/most recent department alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Read more about our alumni outcomes.
The department's English Language Institute (ELI) offers the only officially accredited ESL program for deaf students in the United States. It provides intensive English studies for international students lacking college-level skills in written English or needing to acquire a working knowledge of English for educational purposes.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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