Stories & Blogs
Read real life stories from individuals with disabilities about international exchange joys, challenges, and tips!
Meet Juanita Lillie, a language student who traded Michigan's cold winter for the warmth of Central America and its people. Juanita, who is blind, used a cane during her travels - that is, until it fell into the Gulf of Panama!
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Have a personal international exchange story or blog to share? Let us know by:
- Writing a personal story about your exchange experience. Find story guidelines here.
- Shooting one or more short videos during your exchange. Find video guidelines here.
- Sharing your travel blog or vlog using this form.
- Becoming a Featured Person filling in this questionnaire.
Submissions must come from people with disabilities who studied, interned, taught, volunteered, or participated in other kinds of exchange programs between the U.S. and another country. Diverse disability types encouraged! If your submission is selected, we may include it on the NCDE website and/or other media! For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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