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.
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Plentiful educational, career and cultural opportunities are open to you in Washington D.C., home to a large, vibrant community of deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Everything you want to see or do is right at your fingertips.
Washington, D.C. is consistently ranked the #1 most educated metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the Brookings Institute. Not only does DC offer a vibrant cultural, entertainment, and food scene, but also countless professional opportunities. For example, the White House and U.S. Capitol are not just sightseeing destinations; they provide numerous internship placements, as do businesses and organizations throughout the , as well as neighboring states Maryland and Virginia.
Washington, D.C. is home to a large deaf community, and is perhaps one of the world’s most deaf-friendly cities. Here are some perks of living here:
Upon leaving campus, the bilingual environment doesn’t end there! One may order food, get coffee, do their banking, and get customer support using American Sign Language.
As the nation’s capital and an international destination, Washington, D.C. often makes political headlines. In the heart of the city, Gallaudet is the perfect place to make career connections. Get an internship with one of the many national and international agencies, organizations and businesses headquartered here.
Gallaudet is so close to the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall, giving you exceptional access to prime internships and jobs as well as cultural experiences.
Gallaudet is joined with 13 other universities in the greater D.C. metropolitan area in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. At Gallaudet, you have the incredible opportunity to access the wealth of knowledge through consortium courses and accessing consortium resources through our library.
Discover local treasures, national history and international flair. The nation’s capital will amaze and inspire you. Enjoy its world-renowned Smithsonian museums, pristine monuments and over 90 exceptional theater and dance companies. This global destination also offers cultural events and a dining scene from around the world.
Named one of the top three theatre cities in the country, DC is home to over 90 performing arts companies. You will never run out of entertainment options with ASL-interpreted or captioned shows across the city and performances from local deaf theatre companies including the National Theatre of the Deaf, Visionaries of the Creative Arts, and our very own Theatre Arts department.
Are you a baseball, basketball, football, hockey, or soccer fan? Washington, D.C. has you covered on all! Cheer on your favorite(s) while enjoying open captioning.
Food, music, arts, crafts. Washington, D.C. offers year-round festivals where you can enjoy the bountiful options the city has to offer. Locally grown produce and products from farmers across the Mid-Atlantic are yours to experience year-round at D.C.’s numerous farmers’ markets.
From Adams Morgan to Woodley Park, Washington, D.C. is home to more than 20 distinct neighborhoods, all with their own unique restaurants, shops, architecture, history and culture. Often, each neighborhood feels like their own world. Explore DC today!
Are you a runner, biker, or walker? D.C.’s beautiful parks provide so much open space for exercise, enjoyment and exploration. Just a few steps away from campus are great options to reconnect with nature or get some movement.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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