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SUMMER | 2013
THE WOODS MAGAZINE
Imagine immersing yourself in the culture of
three different countries—all without speaking.
Using only sign language for communication,
four William Woods University students and an
adviser traveled to Europe during spring break
in March.
The students were following in the steps of
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a pioneer in Deaf
education in America. Before co-founding a
school for the Deaf in the United States, he
toured Europe to study methods for teaching
Deaf students.
RIP
HROUG
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American Sign Language students sign their way through Europe
By Rebekah Savage ’14