On My Way to Maryland

As you have may have  seen in other ambassador’s blogs, RIT did have a snow day last Wednesday. Ironically, on the day before, the weather was great. It was sunny, warm, and I even saw some students in shirts and shorts on campus.  And while some friends took the opportunity to go out sledding, I took advantage and slept in late that day. A nice break to one of the last weeks before spring break.

Despite the weather, spring break is right around the corner. Luckily for me, I get to go home to Maryland for the break. where it’s hopefully a little warmer than it is here. I’ll be home for one week, just enough to recharge my batteries, and get back to school relaxed. And plus, I think a week with six dogs at home will be fun too.

Now onto my classwork. While my legal interpreting class at the beginning the year was stressful, after learning more about legal research, I am starting to enjoy it more and more. What I love about the interpreting program is the variety of classes that you can take. There’s a legal interpreting class, a community interpreting class, educational interpreting class, as well as a class that introduces medical interpreting. While these classes don’t make you an expert in their respective fields, they do introduce that scene of interpreting and may ignite an interest in that topic. And on top of that, the faculty we have are excellent as well.

Lastly, I have a few programs in the making for my floor. While we just finished a pancake program, a few other RAs and I are planning a dodge ball tournament, a movie night, and a night at the Ritz. The Ritz is a game area on campus that has different game systems, ping pong tables and a pool table as well. All exciting stuff. And the next time I post again, I’ll be back from Maryland!

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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