The Philippines does not have the options that America offers. I started my education in a college called Del La Salle-College of Saint Benilde where there was a small deaf program. I received a scholarship to attend RIT, and since I’ve been in America my life has changed. RIT/NTID has a big deaf friendly community, and the university offers so many resources unlike home. I have my associate degree in design and imaging technology and I am working toward my BFA in visual media in RIT’s College of Art and Design. Aside from education, I got the opportunity to immerse myself into the culture here by joining several clubs and camps: Asian Deaf Club, Student Life Team, Explore Your Future, Tech Boyz/Girlz, and more. RIT/NTID is the right fit for me because it has the major, resources, and community that I need to succeed. I was able to land an internship with Center of Disability Rights because of the resources that RIT/NTID has for me. I plan to bring back what I learned here home to the Philippines and hope to inspire others there to pursue higher education.