International Studies Success Stories

Department of World Languages and Cultures graduates have gone on to careers or graduate school in international development, translation, linguistics, teaching, foreign service, communication and business.

A few examples:
Kristine Gauna, ’12, is a research administrator at Gallaudet’s Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging. She is NIH-certified to perform studies with fNIRS. Fluent in four languages and a strong advocate for bilingualism, her professional interests focus on how the brain acquires language.

Erikson Young, ’03, was the first deaf Peace Corps volunteer at a remote Kenyan school. 

Recent International Internship Sites

Gallaudet students in many academic fields have interned around the globe:

  • Albania–World Vision International
  • Brussels, Belgium–International Disabilities Development Consortium
  • Florianópolis, Brazil– Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Kumba, Cameroon–Ephphatha Institute for the Deaf
  • Nova Scotia, Canada–St. Mary’s University
  • Ontario, Canada–Canadian Hearing Society
  • Santiago, Chile–Institute de la Serdera
  • Fiji Islands–UNICEF
  • Helsinki, Finland–World Federation of the Deaf
  • Paris, France–Institute National de Jeunes Sourds
  • Guam–Oasis Empowerment Center
  • Guatemala–LAVOSI School
  • Rome, Italy–Deaf Blind Children’s Agency
  • Osak-Shi, Japan–Deaf Japan
  • Seoul, Korea–Korean Association for the Deaf
  • Durban, South Africa–University of Kwa Zulu
  • South Africa–National Institute of the Deaf
  • Thailand–Setsatin School for the Deaf