Areas of Study


International Relations (IR) seeks opportunities to meet global challenges facing deaf and hard of hearing people. IR builds global partnerships that incorporate Gallaudet’s values and harness the power of transnational learning and exchange. 

IR advances Gallaudet’s standing as the key source for improving life for a full spectrum of global Deaf identities in the following ways:

  • Teaming with University constituents to assess worldwide opportunities and facilitate mutually beneficial cooperative agreements with foreign entities, using a cross-campus committee called G.O.A.L. (Global Opportunity Assessing League) 
  • Serving as a “global knowledge hub” by hosting campus dialogue on issues of importance, and maintaining a Global Knowledge Base with in-depth information about nations of interest.
  • Implementing strategic planning and policy development that enhances internationalization, such as global recruiting and curricular enrichment.


Global Partnerships
Gallaudet University advances opportunities to share knowledge with universities around the globe through formal agreements including student exchange and technical cooperation.
International Strategic Visitors Program
IR oversees the ISVP, which strives to develop international partnerships by hosting select “strategic international visitors” who meet Gallaudet's goals by expanding international enrollment, enhancing academic and intercultural exchange, and/or representing current or potential strategic international relations.

Meet the Team


Alim Chandani

International Relations Manager


Danilo Torres

International Liaison Coordinator


Contact Us

International Relations

Alim Chandani

Building 103 #203

(202) 651-5251

(202) 651-5150

(202) 651-5746

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