Webinar to "Go Abroad with a Disability, Find Your Career Path"
Going abroad is an excellent opportunity to travel and explore other cultures, but three people from the Deaf and disability communities explain how it can also help make you stand out to future employers or launch your career.
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Sure, going abroad is an excellent opportunity to travel and explore other cultures, but have you ever wondered how it can help you stand out to future employers or launch your career?
In this free webinar, three guest presenters from the Deaf and disability communities will share how their experiences studying or researching in Italy, France, Norway and Tanzania impacted their careers in education, law, and international development, respectively. Staff from Mobility International USA (MIUSA) share tips for how young people with disabilities can take the first or next steps towards exploring international exchange as an option for them.
Where others saw impossibility, Rachel saw (and accepted) a challenge to conduct independent research in Tanzania. Rachel uses a wheelchair and worked with a personal assistant while abroad.
As a Deaf Ph.D candidate of Linguistics at Gallaudet University in
Washington DC, Joseph studied Italian Sign Language and Italian alongside Deaf
students on a summer program in Siena, Italy. He later returned to
conduct independent research using a Fulbright grant.
Kathryn, who has a visual impairment, studied business and politics while in Norway and France and used her strong negotiation skills and ability to find creative solutions to arrange disability accommodations overseas.
Live captioning and ASL interpreting provided.