MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall will speak about opportunities, access, and support for international students with disabilities coming to the U.S. during the EducationUSA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Forum in Dubai, to convene September 1-3, 2015.
The MENA Forum is designed as a training opportunity for the regional EducationUSA advisers as well as a networking and learning opportunity for representatives of U.S. colleges and universities. The Regional Forum will review pressing issues on internationalization of U.S. higher education, including issues of diversity and inclusion.
Susan will also meet with U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate personnel, UAE Ministry of Higher Education officials, and university administrators to ensure equal access for international students with disabilities.
Session: Reaching Out To And Advising Students with Disabilities
Monday, September 1, 2015
This session will provide basic information about advising students with various disabilities. Topics covered will include targeting students with disabilities in outreach, concrete reasons why students with disabilities should consider U.S. study, and resources to use when advising students with disabilities. Representatives from EducationUSA and Mobility International USA, an adviser, and a blind Yemeni student will provide various perspectives. Testing representatives will be present to answer questions about support and registration.
Read how EducationUSA MENA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator, Karen Bauer, championed for her blind student from Saudi Arabia to the U.S.:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates