Welcome to The American Sign Language & Interpreting Education Program
The American Sign Language & Interpreting Education Program curriculum is an intensive program of study dedicated to preparing individuals to interact in a positive and supportive manner with members of the American Deaf CommunityMajors & Minors
- Chantel's double major in ASL and Psychology helps her specifically work on linguistic access for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
- In Fall 2018, Chantel organized and facilitated a collaborative workshop between the Northeastern Black Student Association and Latinx American Student Organization, to discuss Afro-Latinx identity.
- Chantel’s first co-op experience was made up of two part-time jobs as a Program Assistant at the Center for Intercultural Engagement and as a Research Assistant at the Phonology & Reading Lab.
- In Spring 2019, Chantel was Campaign Coordinator of Students Advancing Intersectional Dreams (SAID) where she worked to make a more equitable system within the university community.
- Chantel studied abroad her third year in Costa Rica and Greece, then did an exchange program in Washington, D.C. at Gallaudet University, which is specifically for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
- In Fall 2020, Chantel took The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change with Professor Rebecca Riccio, where she engaged in tough conversations on social change.
- Chantel took Global Social Enterprise with Professor Dennis Shaughnessy In Spring 2021. They delved into different case studies and were encouraged to question our current social systems...
- Aidan majored in American Sign Language–English Interpreting because of a desire to be able to communicate with her Deaf family.
- Aidan created a video to talk about her time in the program. Click the video to see an English transcript.
- In Interpreting Inquiry Texts, taught by Prof. Herbert, she had her first real experience interpreting.
- She traveled to Ireland and studied Irish literature and film. Immersing in Irish culture will help with her future endeavors as an interpreter.
- She completed Practicum at Boston Arts Academy. She shadowed interpreters and utilized the skill learned in the program.
- After graduation, Aidan began working at WCI as a case manager.
- After seeing Deaf/hearing actors on Broadway, Monica transferred to CSSH’s ASL program.
- With a background in musical theater, Performance Interpreting taught her how to approach different texts such as poetry and music.
- Monica found a creative outlet that refueled her love for musical theater. She was involved in several student productions.
- Monica created a video to explain her time in the program.
- Her fieldwork placements were in government and education. There, she engaged in real-world interpreting with experienced interpreters.
- She currently works at the Millneck Manor Deaf School in NY.
Learn more about Co-op
If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.
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