International Relations (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 to facilitate mutually beneficial cooperative agreements with foreign entities, using a cross-campus committee called the Global Opportunity Assessment League (GOAL).
  • 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.
  • Hosting select “International Strategic Visitors Program (ISVP)” who meet the University’s goals in at least one of three areas: expanding international enrollment, enhancing academic and intercultural exchange, or representing current or potential strategic international relations.
  • Managing the Gallaudet-Nippon Foundation World Deaf Leadership Scholarship.
  • Implementing strategic planning and policy development that enhances internationalization, such as global recruiting and curricular enrichment.


International Strategic Visitors Program

The International Strategic Visitor Program (ISVP) strives to develop international partnerships through student recruiting and academic exchanges between Gallaudet and selected international visitors. The program is overseen by the Office of International Affairs, which works with the offices of the university President, Provost, Faculty, and...

Global Partnerships

Gallaudet University promotes opportunities to share knowledge with universities around the globe through formal agreements including student exchange and technical cooperation. Gallaudet has Memorandums of Understanding, or cooperative agreements with the following institutions: Gallaudet in Nigeria Africa (GAIN) - A groundbreaking program in partnership with...


Contact Us

International Relations

Building 103 #203

(202) 651-5251

(202) 651-5150

(202) 651-5746

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