What is it?

Embark on an adventure | The Gallaudet University Immersion Program (GUIP) is a unique initiative designed for Australian Deaf individuals eager to fully immerse themselves in the educational and cultural experiences at Gallaudet University.  

Taking place from 3 April to 22 April 2024*, this three-week program will involve engaging events, classroom observations, and exploration of the vibrant Deaf ecosystem in Washington D.C., USA.

*Please note that the dates mentioned are tentative and subject to potential changes.

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Why is it exciting?

Cultural Exchange | Engage in classes, events, and dive deep into Washington D.C.’s vibrant Deaf community. 

Build Connections | Connect with the Gallaudet community and represent Deaf Connect, creating bridges between the U.S. and Australia. 

Personal Growth | A chance to deepen your understanding of Deaf studies, bilingual education, Deaf space, Deaf ecosystem and more. 

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What to expect

Be a Changemaker | This isn’t just a program; it’s a chance to make a difference. 

Share Knowledge | Bring back your experiences and share them with the Australian Deaf community. 

Become an Ambassador | Represent Deaf Connect in both the U.S. and Australia.

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Good to know

To join this adventure, here’s what you need: 

Deaf & Fluent in Auslan | Deaf and fluent in Auslan. 

Open to Learning | Familiar with basic ASL and/or International Sign. 

18 or Above | Age should be 18 or above by 1 April 2024. 

Follow the Rules | Agree to the Participation Agreement. 

Chip in | Contribute $1,000 (AUD) towards the journey and a valid passport.  

Be an Ambassador | Ready to represent Deaf Connect proudly. 

Contribute Beyond | Commit to helping with Deaf Connect initiatives for the next 12 months. 

Expressions of Interest are currently closed and the recipients will be announced shortly.

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