7 Things to Know About Gallaudet University Before Watching Deaf U

7 Things to Know About Gallaudet University Before Watching Deaf U

Netflix’s latest reality series, Deaf U, exposes the inner lives and romantic journeys of students attending Gallaudet University, the world’s preeminent institution for the deaf and hard-of-hearing population. The docuseries is the latest in a string of dating subculture shows for the streamer, following the likes of Indian Matchmaking and Love on the Spectrum.

Spanned over eight episodes, the series follows seven students as they wrestle with decisions concerning post-graduate life and their place in the deaf and hearing communities, all while trying to find love along the way. Gallaudet and its cultural bubble are the origin points for these students at a crossroads, so here’s everything you should know about the school before diving into a binge of the series.

Lydia Livingston

Lydia is the newest member of the Genesis Brand family and has fit into the culture seamlessly. After graduating college, three years ago, Lydia made the transition to west coast life after her early years in NYC. She's an avid tennis player, animal rights activist and aspiring vegan chef.

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