Deaf Mentor Training/ASL Immersion FAQs
- Which states are in the CATIE or MARIE region?
- I do not live in the CATIE region, can I still apply?
- Why is this only for CATIE/MARIE region participants?
- What does my registration fee include?
- How do I register?
- What is the application deadline?
- When will I know if I have been accepted?
- Who are the teachers?
- Do I have to attend all days?
- I can't make it on time, or I need to leave early.
- Is there a dress code?
Places to eat nearby.
Food allergies/dietary restrictions.
- I don't need to stay in the dorm, is there a commuter rate?
- My friend and I would like to share a dorm.
- What are the dorms like?
- What to bring.
- Workout facilities are not available.
- Wireless access (wi-fi) is available.
- What airport do I fly into?
- Can I take a bus?
- How do I get from the airport to campus?
Application and registration
Which states are in the CATIE or MARIE region?
- The CATIE region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin.
- The MARIE region includes Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
I do not live in the CATIE region, can I still apply?
- You may complete and submit an application. We will review your application only if there is space available after the CATIE region applications have been reviewed.
Why is this only for CATIE/MARIE region participants?
- Our grant funding requires us to prioritize the needs of our region. Other regional centers also host ASL Immersion-type events. You can learn more about their programs by clicking on the program links here.
What does my registration fee include?
How do I register?
- A shared dorm room,
- Breakfast and lunch each day,
- All required field trip activities and transportation.
- It does not include dinner, transportation from the airport, or incidentals (such as shopping, snacks or rides at the Mall!).
What is the application deadline?
When will I know if I have been accepted?
- April 20th. This program fills quickly. Do not delay your application!
- We will notify all applicants by May 1st.
About the program
Who are the teachers?
Do I have to attend all days?
- Yes! It is very important that all participants attend all scheduled days of the program!
I can't make it on time, or I need to leave early.
- We require all participants to commit to the full program. Arriving late or leaving early means that you miss vital components of the program. You must schedule your travel so that you arrive in time, and depart when the program has ended.
- Choose solid shirts that contrast with your skin color. Casual clothing (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tennis shoes) is acceptable. NO busy prints or excessively revealing clothing (short shorts or mini skirts).
- Dress appropriately and comfortably for a range of temperatures and activities.
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About the dorms and campus
I don't need to stay in the dorm, is there a commuter rate?
- We strongly encourage you to stay in the dorm - it is part of the experience! However, all CATIE region participants get the advantage of our commuter rate through the CATIE region registration rate of $400.
My friend and I would like to share a dorm.
- Indicate any special roommate requests on your registration form. We will try to accommodate your request.
- Please note that men and women cannot share dorm rooms, because of campus housing policies.
What are the dorms like?
What do I need to bring?
- Your confirmation letter will include specifics about what you need to bring. Linens and pillows are provided.
Is there a gym I can use when I am there?
Is there wireless access (wi-fi)?
What is the weather like in St. Paul in June?
- Yes, the campus and the dorms have free wireless internet.
- Computer availability is limited.
- Temperatures are typically in the upper 60's-low 70's during the day and 50's-60's at night. The dorms are not air-conditioned, but the classrooms are. Do keep in mind that we will be going off campus in the afternoons for activities.
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Are there places to eat nearby?
I have food allergies/dietary restrictions.
- Go to FoodFinder.net and enter our zip code (55105) as a search criteria. You can choose to display results by distance to find the closest restaurants. Provides links to restaurant websites.
- Or, check out UrbanSpoon.com. Provides links to restaurant websites, location map, and reviews.
- Nearby grocery stores include Lunds and Whole Foods, and a Walgreens drug store.
- Google Maps can be a useful resource for finding what you need close by. Our address again is 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
- Please indicate your dietary restrictions when you register. Our campus dining room has been able to accommodate most dietary restrictions.
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What airport do I fly into?
- Look for flights going to MSP - Minneapolis/St. Paul International.
What bus options are available?
How do I get from the airport/bus depot to campus?
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- You may take a cab or, if you are adventurous, take public transportation.
- A cab costs approximately $20 from the airport. You can instruct the cab driver to enter at Gate 2 on Randolph Avenue.
- For public transportation directions, go to metrotransit.org.
In the Trip Planner From field, type "Terminal 1" or "Terminal 2" (will depend on the airline you are flying on. It will be on your airline reservation.) or the bus depot address.
In the To field, type our address (2004 Randolph Avenue).
Enter the appropriate dates and times then click Plan My Trip.