Visiting Washington, DC February 2022

Visiting Washington, DC for Freshmen and Sophomores that are Deaf and Hard of Hearing!

Deaf and hard of hearing students around the State of Utah have the unique opportunity to visit Washington, DC, and learn more about the Capitol of the United States of America. We are inviting Freshmen and Sophomore students that are deaf or hard of hearing to participate in the opportunity from February 21 – 26, 2022.

Applications for this visit to Washington, DC.

Freshmen and sophomore deaf and hard of hearing students have an amazing opportunity to take a 10 day educational international trip to Washington, DC on February 21 – 26, 2022.  

This trip is primarily supported by USDB Enrichment Funds and monitored by the Administration and Advisory Council of USDB.  However, we do expect that each student will either fundraise or pay $100 to attend this trip. This amount will be due by December 1, 2021.

We want to ensure that students will be respectful and use this as an educational teaching tool.  Below is the list of requirements that need to be achieved in order for a student to attend. 

Requirements to Attend Educational Trip to Washington, DC, February 21 – 26, 2022:

___  Submit an application to participate by December 1, 2021.

___  Physically able to travel long distances and complete the activities as outlined

___  Pay or fundraise $100 to USDB by February 1, 2022. 

       USDB is not responsible for any fundraising activities. This is the responsibility of the parents and students.  

___  ‘C’ grade average or better for all classes each quarter.  No ‘F’s in any class

___  Regular attendance at school with no unexcused absences

___  Good behavior on transportation.

___  Signed paperwork from parents giving permission to attend the activity and signed an agreement that the student will adhere to the highest behavior expectations.

___  Write a research paper and present about Washington, DC to classmates and the Advisory Council.

We hope that students will make this a goal and satisfy all of the requirements outlined.  If you have any questions, please contact your Director or the Associate Superintendent, Michelle Tanner by phone (801)629-4711 or VP (801)903-2831 or by email at

DAY 1 • • •
Depart Salt Lake City in the morning. After your arrival at either BWI or DCA, you’d be transferred
to Kellogg Conference Hotel on the campus of Gallaudet University. Welcome dinner.

DAY 2 • • •
Grand tour of the Capital City! Stops include Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial,
Arlington Cemetery and US Marine Corps War Memorial. After lunch, we drive past the White House and
Washington Monument before stopping for Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Korean
War Veterans Memorial.

DAY 3 • • •
A tour of the Gallaudet University campus in the morning. Walk to H Street for lunch at deaf owned
pizzeria, and check out the Deaf Starbucks coffee shop. Group photo in front of Chapel Hall before
visiting National Deaf Life Museum and Linda K. Jordan Gallery. Stop by the Bison Store (university

DAY 4 • • •
Morning visit at the United States Capitol. After lunch, we visit the Botanic Garden, Library of
Congress and Supreme Court.

DAY 5 • • •
Morning visit at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) office in Silver Spring. After lunch, we
transfer to either BWI or DCA for your flight back to SLC. • 22USDB • updated 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

FEBRUARY 21 – 26, 2022



Application for Participation for Washington, DC Trip

Requirements to Participate

Consent and Release Form to Participate