Category Archives: Semester at Sea Trip

How do European Locals Travel Cheaply?

YOUR DREAM: Travel Europe with Nothing but a Backpack However, like most travelers, your pocket book is tight. How can the locals afford to travel Europe? At the start of my summer in Europe, I planned on using planes and trains, just … Continue reading

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Outside My Own Little World

[By Matthew West]   In my own little world it hardly ever rains I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet In my own little world: population = me.   I … Continue reading

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The Interpreter was Fake? Hallelujah!

I hate to admit it, but I am kind of grateful to Thamsanqa Jantjie. Call me crazy, but he has done something for (to?) the Deaf community that seemed unattainable last week: He unconsciously brought Deaf rights to the world stage. … Continue reading

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Thank You Mr. Mandela

In my rush to write about the fake interpreter yesterday, I failed to express my gratitude for a great man. He truly was a symbol to the world that oppression will not last. I think of Nelson Mandela as more than … Continue reading

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Mandela Memorial Interpreter: The Same Old Oppression

I figure I should make my opinion known while the earth’s eyes are open to the Deaf world for a moment. A fake interpreter reveals a deeper, darker problem in the world at large: Deaf are still oppressed.

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Sailing Yet Again!

Well, I’m off! After a year of little traveling and setting up The Deaf Dream, I’m back to hopping around the globe to meet potential Deaf Dreamers and have the experience of a lifetime! I only have a few minutes … Continue reading

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10 Deaf Friendly Ways to Travel the World Cheaply!

When someone learns I traveled the world and will travel the world more this year, the typical response is “Aw, lucky!” and then add a blast of reasons why they CAN’T travel the world: I don’t have the money. I … Continue reading

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DPN: What’s the big deal?

25 years ago, Gallaudet students marched on Washington in what would become the largest pro-Deaf rights movement in the history of the world.   However, some of you may say, “What’s the big deal? A few students in one school … Continue reading

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Deaf Community or Sign Language Community?

I had a fascinating conversation the other day with a dear friend of mine. I am curious about your reactions, thoughts, and arguments so please comment after you read my post.   Believe in Empowering Deaf? My friend made the … Continue reading

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8 Recommendations for Semester at Sea

I have had many people interested in my trip around the world. The Semester at Sea program is AMAZING and I recommend it to any and all. There are scholarships, work study, and home institution financial aid options. If you really … Continue reading

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