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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:
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.
MIUSA attended the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in January 2016. There was standing room only at its session entitled “Ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health care for people with disabilities," which highlighted the impact of the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) on promoting inclusive family-planning interventions globally.
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.
Do you work with students with disabilities on the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), Youth Exchange and Study (YES), or other youth program? Would you like to learn more about placing and supporting these students in U.S. host communities?
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.
On November 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST NAFSA: Association of International Educators joined the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) and Mobility International USA (MIUSA) to explore the 2015 theme for International Education Week (IEW), “Access for All,” in a special live chat focusing on students with physical disabilities and education abroad in an one-hour Collegial Conversation.
Staff from the U.S. Department of State, Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and a CLS alum speak about access to the Critical Language Scholarship for applicants with disabilities.
The World Affairs Council of Oregon put on an exciting event for high school adventure seekers in Portland, Oregon to reach students from diverse backgrounds.
The No Boundaries: Travel and Study Abroad Fair featured tips and tools for first-time travelers, low-income families, students with disabilities, and other high school students wanting to learn about the benefits and opportunities for international exchange programs.