Experience the global community

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Experience the deaf world at Gallaudet University

By immersing yourself in our diverse international community you’ll develop a global mindset that’s essential in today’s workplace and society. We offer a range of global learning and engagement opportunities.

International Admissions

Gallaudet’s admissions process for international students is easy! Our skilled admissions staff is eager to support you.

International Special Student (ISS)

The International Special Students (ISS) can take credit or or non-credit courses for up to one year, tailored to their individual needs and goals.

International Visiting Scholar (IVS)

Gallaudet’s International Visiting Scholar (IVS) service provides resources and support to international professors, researchers, and scholars looking to advance their work at our University.
For additional guidance and support, International Special Students, Researchers, and Scholars can explore our options on this page.

If you have limited or no English skills, or want to to prepare for study at Gallaudet in general, the English Language Institute (ELI) is here to help.

Experience the deaf world at Gallaudet University

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team is here to help you seamlessly transition and integrate into campus life. We offer support, and training to ensure that you reach your full potential as an international student or scholar.

International Special Students, Researchers, and Scholars

Gallaudet’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) offers a range of services, including International Special Student (ISS) and International Visiting Scholar (IVS) services.

Nippon Foundation Scholars

Gallaudet University offers international students scholarship opportunities through a partnership with the Nippon Foundation. These scholarships provide financial support to talented deaf leaders committed to making an impact on their communities.

If you’re currently enrolled at Gallaudet, you may qualify for our International Scholarship Fund. Learn more about how you can apply.

Enhancing academic and community vitality through our multicultural organizations, international programs and studies

Explore our wide range of international programs and studies, including international development degrees and international studies, and enhance your learning experience while contributing to academic and community vitality.

The World at Your Doorstep

Home to students from 40 countries in the heart of globally-diverse Washington, D.C., Gallaudet offers an unparalleled venue for you to experience diversity and opportunity – and belonging – like nowhere else.