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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Gallaudet welcomes international scholars to join our distinguished community of learners to participate in scholarly research, educational and cultural programs, or cooperative agreements
Gallaudet University's IVS offers foreign nationals studying or working in the field of deafness an ideal opportunity to gain experience in the following areas:
J-1 Research Scholar/Professor
(Note: May NOT hold or be candidates for a tenure track position at Gallaudet.)
J-1 Short-Term Scholar
(Note: May not fill a permanent or long-term position of employment in the U.S.)
J-1 Student Intern
Participants are required to have funds sufficient to cover expenses such as room and board, local travel, health insurance, and other related fees during the period of their program. Participants must also possess appropriate credentials, experience related to the activity they will be engaged in, and adequate English language proficiency.
To learn more about what Gallaudet has to offer international visiting scholars, email the IVS coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All IVS applicants must be sponsored by a faculty member at Gallaudet University or by the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
All IVS participants will be required to obtain a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa.
To apply to Gallaudet’s IVS, please click the IVS Application Form. You will need Adobe Reader to view these PDF documents. Adobe Acrobat reader is free software that can be downloaded from the Adobe Reader website.
*IVS applications are due April 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
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