My Very Last Semester at RIT

Hey everyone!

I’m so glad to be back blogging for ya’ll–it’s been a while! I’m so glad I got to experience a nice long five-week winter break; for the past three years, I only had, what, a two-week break? Maybe a little less and it was never enough. Experiencing a really nice long break my senior year is the perfect way to end my college years, especially because I had the opportunity to go to South America for a month. Now that I’m back, I’m already anticipating to go somewhere for spring break, hopefully Central America.

Before I continue on, am I crazy for going snowboarding the minute I got back to Rochester after a month of intense humidity and pure hotness? I was exhausted from traveling, but I needed more adrenaline; thus, snowboarding the day after I got back did its justice. Then came Monday, I started my day off going to classes as an extremely happy gal. (As far as classes go, I already had an exam two weeks after I started classes.. looks like my teachers are still not used to semesters).

I’ll say one thing though, I did not have enough home-cooked food during my break, because I didn’t have the chance to stay home long enough due to working a lot the first week I got back and then obviously went on my backpacking trip (after Christmas). I had an incredible time in South America and definitely plan on going back to explore more of the country. My Spanish improved a little and that’s always exciting to me, being able to converse at least a little bit to the locals in Spanish. Ultimate self-pride right there.

Many people said that five weeks was too long of a break for them, but I think it’s because they didn’t know what to do with their time. But honestly, if I could, I’d have no problem staying home on the couch with my family for five weeks. Even though that’s incredibly long and sounds horrendous, and knowing me, I cannot sit still and do nothing for five weeks, but as I get older, I realize I’m somewhat homesick and miss my family. I don’t know when’s the next time I can get a chance to lounge around and not do a darn thing at home. Especially for that long of a time-period. Amazing foods cooked by my dad and endless conversations with my ma and hanging out with my siblings is something that I miss and I look forward to doing that when the time comes.

Because my senior year is coming to a close, it’s time for me to think about my future. Hence, I have been currently in the process of applying to graduate school in D.C. and I should hear back in a couple of weeks. I’m excited to see what life holds in store for me! So far, it’s been great.

Polvere out



About Marissa

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Why I chose RIT: I chose RIT because of its excellent educational programs, the mix of deaf and hearing cultures on one campus, diversity of students from across the United States and other countries, and the amazing access services.   

Clubs/Activities: I am a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.

Hobbies/Interests: Snowboarding, traveling, being adventurous, reading and meeting people. 

What I like best about RIT: RIT is very deaf friendly, which I love and really appreciate. The fact that so many people here on campus know sign language makes me feel good because it makes communication easy.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Modern Family” and “Friends.”

Fun fact about me: I'm ambidextrous. 

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