Japan, “Into Act” and Sweaters

Hey everyone!

Depending on where you’re from you may have noticed….it is officially fall! The cool weather here in Rochester is amazing and invigorating. While I loved the hot summer, I am definitely ready to crack out my long sleeve t-shirts, sweatpants, long johns, and sweatshirts. Warm during the day and cool at night…what else could you ask for?! But that’s enough small talk, a lot has happened on campus and for me, so its time to catch up!

One thing that has been constantly on my mind is my study abroad trip to Japan this winter. Every class seminar we have, the closer we get to leaving, the more I’m learning, leads to more excitement. We recently had a reflection assignment due where we had to describe what we learned so far from the class,how it applies to our trip, and what we’re excited for. Honestly, it was tough keeping it brief! There is just so much to talk about, the history, the modern culture, thegaming culture, what everyday Japanese life looks like, and my favorite…(drumroll please) THE FOOD! My biggest fear is not having the opportunity to just try everything once.

Coming up this week is “INTO ACT.” You may ask yourself, “what the heck is that?” In fact, it’s an ASL play being hosted here at NTID in Panara Theatre. It’s a great show that a group of actors have been working on, myself included, and we’re excited to show the world what we can do. If you’re still curious, check it out on Facebook! It’s a show with multiple funny skits that all relate to sign language and Deaf culture. If you’re reading this from RIT/NTID or even Rochester N.Y., then you should come and check it out!

Well I guess that’s all for now. I’ve still got some work to catch up on…until next time!


About Michael

Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has a rich community, and offers many activities and opportunities for me to get involved.

Clubs/Activities: Member of RIT Club Soccer Team and student worker for Residence Life.

Hobbies/Interests: I love playing and watching soccer as well as hanging out with my friends.

What I like best about RIT: Making lots of friends is so easy here.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Avatar” and “Teen Titans.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult)

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