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Experiential learning integrates the classroom and the real world. Our programs engage  students with the world through professional work in the community.

We know nothing enhances learning as much as hands-on experience. Throughout your time in the American Sign Language & Interpreting Program, you’ll apply new skills across a range of contexts, from the classroom to your community.

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    CO-OP In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, cooperative education—or co-op for short—is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics. Students in the American Sign Language Program often decide to participate in the co-op program in order to refine their signing communication skills and to work alongside Deaf people. In the past our students have co-oped at schools for Deaf students, service agencies run for and by the Deaf Community, and even with an organization creating Deaf televised media. Students who complete an ASL co-op typically enhance their signing skills, develop a working understanding of communication technologies used in the Deaf Community and learn how to behave and interact professionally with Deaf colleagues.

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    Student Research. The Undergraduate Research Initiative encourages undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities to carry out research and other creative work activities in collaboration with faculty members.

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    Global Opportunities. A liberal arts education in today’s contemporary world should include global perspectives and in-depth connections with other cultures and nations.

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    Service-Learning. As an urban university, service-learning is part of Northeastern’s ethical mission. But more than good works, service-learning at Northeastern is an academically rigorous experience.

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    Volunteer Opportunities. 

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    Program Outcomes.Because of the cognitive and linguistic complexities involved in ASL/English interpreting or in using ASL for professional purposes in one of our combined majors, there are numerous skills that are introduced, reinforced and mastered throughout the ASL Program.

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    Academic Advising.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

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    Interpreting Club at Northeastern University. The Interpreting Club at Northeastern University (ICNU) encourages American Sign Language/Interpreting students to connect and form relationships in order to learn about the interpreting profession, hone their skills, and grow as interpreters.

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