Abroad With Disabilities (AWD) and the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) answer your questions about the many ways that you can travel with a purpose and make your mark on the world. Learn about finding a program, paying for it, and self-advocacy!
This summer, the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) will convene Joining Hands, a one-day symposium on the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange.
The event will be attended by international exchange alumni with disabilities, disability rights leaders, international educators and exchange professionals, U.S. Department of State staff, volunteer-sending programs, and others who are passionate about enhancing disability access in the broad range of international opportunities and citizen diplomacy.
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.
The RightsNow! Consortium worked with partner organization MADIJAL in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México to bring together disability rights advocates, local government and the public sector to promote the rights of people with disabilities by increasing their access to legal resources and the justice system. The visit in April aimed to develop and strengthen cross-disability, cross-sector networks to address disability discrimination through implementation of the law.
You're interested in studying abroad, but you have so many questions.
How do I get my supplies in another country? What if I need to see a doctor there but don't speak the language? This webinar that we co-hosted with our friends at the College Diabetes Network. addressed these questions and more.
Listen on SoundCloud and download the transcript under Documents.
This was a time for reuniting with friends and making new contacts, all while taking a moment to celebrate International Women's Day and plan more activism for the future!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.