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Life in Washington DC

A World of Opportunity

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.

Navigating the District

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.

Consortium of Universities

Consortium of Universities

Always wanted to take a law class at Georgetown or a history class at Howard University? As a Gallaudet student, you can! Academic institutions in the Washington metropolitan area such as Georgetown University or the University of Maryland have joined with 13 other universities to share resources in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Entertainment and deaf-friendly

Entertainment and deaf-friendly

Enjoy top sporting events, concerts, movies and theater productions, many fully captioned or interpreted: Washington, D.C., the area is home to a large, vibrant community of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The hip Atlas District and NoMa neighborhoods near campus feature culturally diverse restaurants with servers who know ASL.

Easy Transportation

Easy Transportation

Access all the area has to offer quickly and easily through the DC Metro- you can get on and off at the NOMA-Gallaudet stop! Also nearby is the new Streetcar on H Street and bus stops, which will take you anywhere in the city. Across the street is Union Market with a variety of restaurants and shopping.You can use Capital Bikeshare, Zipcar, or our free Metro shuttle to go anywhere in the District right from campus.

Enjoy living in an inclusive city

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:

Visit a Deaf-owned or ASL friendly business

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.

Educational and Career Development

Be in the room where it happens

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. 

Benefit from Nearby Colleges

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.

Consortium of University

Culture, History, Arts and Entertainment

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.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate