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.