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.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Charles Reilly, Ph.D.Executive Director
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The Office of International Affairs (IA) is the intended first point of contact for people from around the world who seek to study or do research at Gallaudet on a non-degree basis. People who seek to become special students are handled through the International Special Student Program (ISSP), while researchers, specialists, and other short-term scholars fall under the International Visiting Research Program (IVRP). A program that provides special support to selected international visitors to the Gallaudet campus is described in another document.
Given the University's Strategic Goal A to grow enrollment, and Goal E to make Gallaudet the epicenter of research and outreach for deaf and hard of hearing people worldwide, the University should be closely engaged with qualified individuals living in other nations who are interested in Gallaudet. That is, Gallaudet should seek to ensure an approach that is responsive and sensitive to the interests of those from other nations who seek to study here, and in being resourceful in creating plans of study that benefit them and our campus.
Major operational changes in the handling of the ISSP and IVRP programs include:
**Please note that ISSP and IVRP applications are valid for up to one year from date of submission.
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