Program within International Affairs
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (ISSS)
ISSS eases international students and scholars’ transition to Gallaudet and ensures their equal access to learning and all campus activities and services, including immigration support, in the following ways:
- Ensuring that they, and the University, are in compliance with U.S. immigration laws.
- Providing them with key information before and during a comprehensive orientation; advising on social, cultural, and personal adjustment; promoting financial aid opportunities, and hosting activities to encourage interaction with the overall Gallaudet community.
- Managing the International Visiting Researcher Program (IVRP), which accommodates scholars, educators, researchers, and specialists from other countries on the campus for up to one year.
- Maintaining the International Policy Manual (IPM), a compilation of policies, procedures, and guides, and All Hands On, which facilitates cross-campus collaboration to improve international students and scholars' experiences through referral and intercultural competency.