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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.

Seated conference attendees face a speaker and screen at the front of the room. Many have their hands raised in answer to a question.

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:

Fulbright fellows from 40 countries stand outside the Ed Roberts building in Berkeley, California holding a "Fulbright" sign.

Journey to Disability Inclusion: Fulbright Training in New York


As a program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Fulbright Program is committed to ensuring that its efforts reflect the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad. Fulbright programs are administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) on behalf of the State Department and provide grants to study, teach, and conduct research to U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The Fulbright Program is active in more than 160 countries.

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Building Strong Communities through Training in Kenya

01/25/2016 - 01/29/2016

At the end of January, U.S. experts worked alongside United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), a leading DPO in Kenya to conduct a five-day intensive training in Kenya. Kenya is one of the RightsNow! countries in which participants examined national and international laws and policies, identified principles of effective legislation, explored tactics for advocacy, and created collaborative action plans to promote enforcement of laws to protect disability rights.

Advancing Disability Rights and Leadership Globally

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA in Eugene, Oregon


On Monday, November 30th the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion hosted a celebration event for the 25th American Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary. Attendees experienced an engaging program for the event with the participation of MIUSA, UO faculty and students, and a showing of the video: "Lives Worth Living". There was also a networking reception before the video.