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Washington, D.C.

Navigating the District

Consistently ranked the #1 most educated metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C. offers a vibrant cultural, entertainment, and food scene, in addition to countless professional opportunities.

Places like the White House and U.S. Capitol aren’t just a stop on your tour around the city–they provide numerous internship and work opportunities for students just like you!

Inclusivity in Your City

Washington, D.C., is home to a large deaf community. As a result, it’s become one of the world’s most deaf-friendly cities. Here are some perks of living here:
Experience a night out to the theater with ASL-interpreted and captioned performances available from several theatre companies in the metropolitan area.
Go to an NFL football game to watch the Washington Football Team or an MLB game to see the Washington Nationals with live captioning.
Enjoy the nightlife on H Street at Deaf Night Out, Deaf Night Life, and ASL Trivia events to network with deaf professionals.
Watch captioned videos and movies and take ASL-interpreted tours at Smithsonian Institution museums.
Spend an entertaining evening at Busboys & Poets to recite a poem, song, skit, or jokes at an ASL Open Mic.
Find closed and open-captioned movie screenings at local theaters anytime, day or night.
Rock out at an ASL-interpreted concert at the Capitol One Arena.
Get involved with a national advocacy organization like the Office of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing, or The National Association of the Deaf.

Shop at Deaf-Owned and ASL-Friendly Business

Gallaudet’s influence in the community has opened the door to Deaf-owned and ASL-friendly retail shops, restaurants, and more, like the first Starbucks Signing Store in 2018 to open throughout our neighborhood and the Washington, D.C. area.

Make Connections. Build Your Network in Washington, D.C.

Gallaudet’s location In the heart of the city makes it the perfect place for you to make career connections. Work with Gallaudet’s Office for Career Success to learn about internship opportunities at one of Washington, D.C.’s global agencies, organizations, or businesses.

Culture, History, Arts and Entertainment

New in town? Become a local as you discover our fair city’s hidden gems, historical sites, and international culture. You’ll be amazed and inspired as you explore everything our city has to offer. At the heart of it all is our 99-acre campus–Immerse yourself in creativity with Gallaudet’s fine art, culture, and competitive programs.