Areas of Study


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) strives to fulfill Gallaudet University’s mission to create a “Global Gallaudet” that positively impacts the quality of life for the full spectrum of Deaf identities worldwide.

Learn more about the OIA’s goals.


Internationalization (IZN) Lab
The American Council on Education (ACE)’s internationalization model and its mentoring through two Internationalization Labs (IZN), is a strategic planning effort that is guiding Gallaudet University on a path to achieve a stronger integration of international dimensions in every aspect of its operations. Changes that are made will strike the core of the University’s identity as the preeminent center for the deaf community in the U.S. and abroad.


International Relations
International Relations advances Gallaudet's standing as the key source for improving life for a full spectrum of global Deaf identities. IR teams with University constituents, serves as a global knowledge hub, hosts select strategic international visitors, manages the Gallaudet-Nippon Foundation World Deaf Leadership Scholarship, and implements strategic planning and policy development.


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
ISSS serves as a resource for easing international students and scholars’ transition to life in the United States and at Gallaudet University.

Meet the Team


Charles Reilly

Executive Director, International Affairs


Rowena Winiarczyk

Director, International Operations

Alim Chandani

International Relations Manager

B Nzyuko

Immigration Compliance Coordinator

Jarvis Grindstaff

International Student Success Coordinator

Tracy Dunlap

Associate International Initiatives Coordinator

Todd Byrd

Senior Scientific Writer

Rita Torres

Administrative Support Specialist


Contact Us

Office of International Affairs

Charles Reilly

Building 103

(202) 250-2294

(202) 651-5150

(202) 803-7546

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