The Semester is in Full Swing

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping warm! And if you live in a place where it is warm all the time, well I am jealous! Today, the weather is actually nice, but in general is it still winter up here!

I am finally in the swing of things with managing classes, work, extra curricular activities and friends–all while getting enough sleep! Today I had my first interpreting “sample” which is code word for test. Some of the professors feel the word “test” itself freaks people out and puts everyone into panic mode. I think I agree! So, we use the word “sample” because it is only a “sample” of our work that will be looked at. I think I like the concept better. What do you think?

So, one thing you don’t think about when you go away to school is how much you will miss your pets. Everyone gets excited to go away to school and learn new things and meet new people. You expect to miss your family and your friends, but I never expected to miss my dogs! It sounds crazy, but when I was in high school, they would sit at my feet while I did my homework, and I actually miss that. One of my dogs at home is sick, and it is really hard not being there. So moral of the story is–make sure you are spending some quality time with your pets before you come, you will regret it if you don’t! Here is a picture of my pets at homephotophoto1

All my classes are going well. I am really enjoying my ski class every Tuesday. It is such a nice change to get outside and be active, rather then sitting inside on a cold winters night. Did I mention it is for a wellness credit? How awesome, right?! I’ll have to take a picture next time I’m there so I can show you all!

Gotta go for now! Thanks for reading!


About Caroline

Major: American Sign Language—English Interpretation

Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because the ASL—English Interpretation program is incredible and I loved the idea of continuously improving my ASL skills because there are more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus!

Clubs/Activities: School and my job in the NTID Admissions Office doesn’t leave much free time, but I am involved in the Student Interpreting Association and a student member of GVRRID (Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling around the world—I have been to 12 countries, and I hope to check some more off my list soon! I also love to bike, swim and when I am home, paddle board every day!

What I Like Best About RIT: I love the strong sense of community here at RIT. With 15,000 undergrads at RIT, along with 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is large enough to have a variety of backgrounds, interests and opinions, but small enough to be able to spot a few familiar faces when you’re walking down the quarter mile. I also love that there are so many deaf and hard-of-hearing people on campus, so I can continuously use ASL and hone my skills. And best of all, my professors are amazing! They are willing to help me with anything I need, and that is really important to me. RIT is a very supportive environment and I love it!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Fun Fact About Me: This summer I went to Italy for a study abroad program. It was one of the most amazing experiences and I can’t wait to go back!

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