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EducationUSA Training Institute Highlights Disability Inclusion


EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries, which promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. 

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Accessing Global Internships

06/15/2016 - 06/17/2016

Individuals with disabilities, like their non-disabled peers, seek out internships, teaching, and volunteering in order to increase their employment skills and career opportunities. Additionally, they are participating in international opportunities to gain personal development, cross-cultural skills, and to exchange knowledge with communities abroad.

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NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference Highlights Disability Inclusion

05/29/2016 - 06/03/2016

NAFSA: Association of International Educators hosted the 2016 Annual Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado with the theme "Building Capacity for Global Learning".

MIUSA was excited to meet many exchange professionals to discuss disability inclusion at the below sessions, exhibits, and meet-up groups. 

Armenian disability activitst pose for a photo in a conference room in Yerevan after the end of a two-day forum on rights advocacy in October 2015

Advancing Disability Rights through Capacity-Building Training in Armenia

05/23/2016 - 05/28/2016

Monday, May 23, 2016 marks the start of five days of intensive RightsNow! training in Armenia. The training has been tailored to the needs of Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs) and other key disability rights actors following analysis of the findings of the October 2015 introductory visit to Yerevan. The practical skill-building sessions will be divided into two main thematic areas: Advocacy and Disability Law Capacity.

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Interact with Us at the InterAction Forum

04/18/2016 - 04/21/2016

The 2016 InterAction Forum will bring together over 1000 NGO professionals from across the globe. If you will be one of them, there are several ways you can interact with MIUSA staff during these three days.

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Boost Your Disability Inclusion Efforts through Partnership

04/06/2016 - 04/08/2016

How do you kick-start awareness or drive momentum when it comes to participation of underrepresented students with disabilities in education abroad? How can these efforts also build capacity and give voice to diverse students? This Forum on Education Abroad annual conference session looked at best practices and partnerships to show the collaborative potential at the intersection of campus and community, program provider and national non-profits, and the international education and disability fields.

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Is Fulbright Right for You? Listen to this Webinar


A webinar on the “Fulbright Program for Applicants with Disabilities,” which took place on Friday, March 4, 2016, explores how people with disabilities can study, collaborate professionally, teach, or conduct research in other countries on Fulbright grants. Listen to this Fulbright webinar to get a head start on understanding the disability-specific considerations for going abroad on a Fulbright program.

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Disability Inclusion Session at CIEE Annual Conference

02/11/2016 - 02/12/2016

CIEE is committed to ensuring that its regional directors and local coordinators have the information they need to place and support international students with disabilities in U.S. host communities. MIUSA staff will travel to Orlando, Florida, to share best practices on disability inclusion at CIEE's annual conference.

Topics for the training on February 11, 2016, will include: