Upcoming Events

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Gender, Disability and Development Institute in Sri Lanka


The next Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI) will bring together senior-level development professionals with disabled women leaders from China, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, all delegates of MIUSA's first Regional WILD-Asia program. Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in direct dialogue about strategies for including women with disabilities in development projects throughout the region.

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Regional WILD-Asia

05/23/2018 - 05/30/2018
Sixteen women with disabilities from China, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka will be selected to participate in an eight-day Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Delegates will exchange experiences, explore strategies, strengthen a regional network of support, and create collaborative plans to promote inclusion of women with disabilities in community development efforts.

Past Events

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Webinar: How to Study Abroad with a Disability



You want to study abroad, but you are not sure how to go about it as someone with a disability. Check out our latest webinar recording!



Studying abroad in college can be a great way to build one's confidence, gain valuable experience for a career and build friendships that will last a lifetime. People with disabilities are increasingly making up a larger fraction of those going abroad in college, and there is no better time than the present to study abroad.

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MIUSA to Welcomed Malaysian Exchange Student with a Disability to the U.S


MIUSA conducted a one-day arrival orientation for a high-school exchange student from Malaysia, who is participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The student has a disability, and joined a cohort of 10 other YES students with disabilities already living and studying in host communities across the United States.

The MIUSA orientation included:

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Brilliant & Resilient on View at OSU


A reception to celebrate the exhibit’s opening will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 16, 2017. Susan Sygall, co-founder and CEO of Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and Susan Dunn, program manager for the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), will speak at the event. 

The public is welcome at the reception. ASL interpretation will be available. The gallery is wheelchair accessible, exhibit text will be available in English and Spanish and an audio format of the exhibit will be available.

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Turning to Technology for Global Access

11/08/2017 - 11/11/2017

For this year's CIEE annual conference, the theme looks at students today as having been "born digital":

They have never known a world without broadband internet, smartphones, or the ability to reach into their pocket for the answer to almost any question. They are resourceful researchers and future-focused pragmatists who fully expect to be successful on their own terms.

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Regional Outreach for Global Impact

11/03/2017 - 11/08/2017

NAFSA's Tri-Regional conference brings together international educators from NAFSA Regions I, II, & IV, covering the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, the Mountain States, and parts of the Midwest, respectively.

Our goals for participating in NAFSA's Tri-Regional conference this year in Denver include reaching international educators who do not attend NAFSA's national conference and bolstering the capacity of international educators at the regional level to be leaders in disability inclusion.

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MIUSA Open House


Disability rights. Empowerment. Leadership. International experiences. Global activism.

Did you know that the organization Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is working on these issues right here in Eugene, Oregon? In recognition of Disability Mentoring Day, we welcomed local youth with disabilities and others into our office to learn about our work and to explore opportunities for becoming global leaders and world travelers.

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Arrival Orientation for International High School Students

08/11/2017 - 08/16/2017

Twenty-eight international high school exchange students with diverse disabilities traveled to Eugene, Oregon, in August for an orientation prior to the start of their academic year in host communities across the United States.  

The students represented 17 diverse countries and are all recipients of prestigious scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. 

During the MIUSA orientation, students had the opportunity to learn disability rights laws, visit a U.S. high school, try adaptive bicycling, and volunteer with local organizations. 

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Pathways to Inclusion at EducationUSA Forum 2017

07/31/2017 - 08/02/2017

EducationUSA is one of the most critical resources for international students seeking information on higher education opportunities in the United States.  It is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries!  

The EducationUSA Forum is designed for professionals at accredited U.S. colleges and universities seeking to recruit, enroll, and support international students. 

Global Perspectives on Independent Living at NCIL

07/24/2017 - 07/27/2017

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) called on the disability community - from the U.S. and around the world - to attend its 2017 annual conference in Washington, D.C., centered around the theme "Revolution: A Global Independent Living Movement."