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IVS Requirements and guidelines
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. Per Exchange Visitor regulations, at least 51% of the funding support documents must come from a scholarship, fellowship, or a grant/award from the student’s home university, a government or nongovernment agency, or another organization. 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 Contact here
All IVS applicants must be sponsored by a faculty member at Gallaudet University or by the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
All IVS will be required to obtain a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa. Applicants with B-1, B-2, F-1, F-2, and J-2 visas may not be eligible.
Please note that a tourist visa (B1/B2/WB/WT) status may be, at first glance, thought of as appropriate; however, if the University benefits from the visit, if equipment and facilities used are owned or operated by the University, if the visitor is involved in a formally structured program if the visit, and/or if the research undertaken might result in published work, patent, or discovery, the use of B1/B2/WB/WT visas will contradict U.S. Department of State guidelines. In such cases, only the J-1 visa would be deemed appropriate.
*IVS applications are due April 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
International Visiting Scholar (IVS) Program
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