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.