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Exchange & Employability: Make the Connection for Disability Employment Month

10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014

Problem-solving. Resiliency. Confidence. Going abroad gives people with disabilities the opportunity to develop important professional skills, as well as other skills equally important to finding a career. In the workforce, having an international exchange experience under one's belt can help demonstrate traits highly valued in an employee.

A woman in a colorful blazer speaks in a microphone with an exhibit vignette in background.

Photo Exhibit Makes Waves Across U.S.

09/30/2014 - 01/15/2015

The Brilliant and Resilient photo exhibit has returned home from its latest journey!

Between September 2015 and January 2016, the global health insurance service company Cigna displayed these 30 powerful portraits and vignettes of disabled women leaders at several of their offices throughout the U.S. in order to highlight the company's focus on fostering a diverse workforce and connectedness to its diverse customer population.

Three manual wheelchair users

Increasing Sports Opportunities for Armenian Youth with Disabilities

09/17/2014 - 09/29/2014

MIUSA will bring 10 Armenian professionals to the U.S. for a 12-day program to continue dialogues and collaborative plans with U.S. participants to promote sport opportunities for youth with disabilities in Armenia. This program is part of the U.S. government’s foreign policy efforts to remove barriers and create a world in which disabled people enjoy dignity and full inclusion.

Youth with disabilities smiling. MIUSA and NYLN logos.

Access the World Virtual Meetup

08/27/2014

What if going back to school meant studying in a foreign country and making international friends? What if your next summer break was spent learning another language or living with a new family? You can make it happen!

Indoor group photo of high school exchange students with disabilities

MIUSA Welcomed High School Exchange Students with Disabilities to the U.S.

08/15/2014 - 08/20/2014

MIUSA welcomed twenty-eight international high school exchange students with disabilities to Eugene, Oregon, August 15th-20th for an arrival orientation prior to the start of their academic year in host communities across the United States.

Together, the students represented sixteen diverse countries, including Armenia, Cameroon, Bosnia and the Philippines. All were selected and received a prestigious scholarship from the U.S. Department of State following a highly competitive application and selection process.

UK youth with different disabilities and British track athlete while in Eugene

Youth with Disabilities from the United Kingdom Visit Eugene

07/19/2014 - 07/22/2014

Seven young people with disabilities ages 16 – 18 from the U.K. travel to Oregon, USA for our 14-day cross-cultural exchange program in July. Participants, sponsored and selected by the U.S. Embassy London, stay with host families, volunteer in community service activities, explore disability rights issues, and build their skills as future leaders. Check our Facebook and Twitter for news and updates!

A women who is blind wears a head-scarf and sunglasses and sits next to another women to communicate with their hands using tactile sign language.

Changing the Face of Women’s Rights in Pakistan

05/07/2014 - 05/22/2014

The work of women with disabilities within Pakistan has been gaining momentum. Women leaders with disabilities are lending their voice to ensure girls with disabilities are being included in educational programs. To ensure medical clinics are accessible to all women. To ensure disaster relief planning and relief includes the vital needs of women with disabilities.

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