An EducationUSA interactive webchat took place Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST for an EducationUSA Interactive webchat to educate about resources and opportunities for international students with a range of abilities to study at U.S. colleges and universities.
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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.
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.
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.
As international educators, we aspire to make going abroad possible for talented students who believe that it's out of reach. With initiatives like Generation Study Abroad (GSA) placing emphasis on removing barriers for underrepresented students, it's a prime time to think about how we can effect change within our own spheres of influence, large or small.
The Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibit premiered in El Salvador at the Terazza Hotel.
The international traveling exhibit featured portraits and vignettes of 30 women activists with disabilities from around the world. The exhibition was also a space to promote networking and partnerships between women leaders with disabilities and human rights, development, and government agencies. Nearly 100 people attended the event, including 25 women leaders with disabilities from throughout El Salvador.
Working with the Center for Women with Special Needs (AGATE), a local disabled women’s organization, the U.S. team convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues including physical accessibility, education, employment and access to legal services.
In October 2015, U.S. experts worked alongside local professionals to conduct five-day intensive trainings in two RightsNow! countries. 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. Trainings built on a core curriculum developed by the RightsNow! team and country partners with tailored sessions that addressed specific priorities identified in each country.
As part of the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Summit, we had great discussion and best practices during our session, "Commitments that Work: Removing Barriers for Students with Disabilities" on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
This September 15th to 18th, Europe's largest international higher education conference is heading to Glasgow, Scotland. Whether you take the high road or the low road to get there, connect with MIUSA staff and other members of EAIE's expert community on Access and Inclusion throughout the conference or during one of several events and sessions related to disability and diversity.