When state budget cuts made it impossible for sign interpreters to travel overseas to assist Perseus, the Associated Students of Edmonds Community College stepped in to help make his study abroad experience possible.
"I became interested in studying in Italy after learning how to read and write in Italian. Through my education in Italy I hope to work as an Italian-English sign language interpreter in the future. I also became passionate about helping others learn American Sign Language (ASL) after volunteering as an ASL teacher’s assistant and tutor for a year and half. My passion is to raise awareness that eligible Deaf students can access study abroad too." — Perseus McDaniel