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Past Events

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Rights Implementation Training in Vietnam and Mexico

10/12/2015 - 10/30/2015

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. 

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EAIE Conference Goes Global in Glasgow

09/15/2015 - 09/18/2015

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.

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Taking the Message of Inclusion to Dubai

09/01/2015 - 09/03/2015

MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall will speak about opportunities, access, and support for international students with disabilities coming to the U.S. during the EducationUSA Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Forum in Dubai, to convene September 1-3, 2015.

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Orientation for Newly Arrived High School Students

08/14/2015 - 08/19/2015

Twenty-five international high school exchange students with diverse disabilities arrived in Eugene, Oregon, this August for an orientation prior to the start of their academic year in host communities across the United States.

Together, the students represent fifteen diverse countries, including Georgia, Liberia, Montenegro and Pakistan. All are recipients of a prestigious scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

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Diverse Perspectives at AHEAD Conference

07/14/2015 - 07/17/2015

Our sessions added to the international perspectives to the 2015 Association on Higher Education and Disability International Conference.

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Overseas Advisors Hear MIUSA's Message

07/07/2015 - 07/09/2015

International students with disabilities are underrepresented at U.S. universities. On July 7, 2015 Susan Sygall addressed 1,200 attendees at Hayward field to kick-off the Overseas Association for College Admission Advising (OACAC) conference, urging the overseas advisors "You can be a champion of inclusion!" and motivating them to infiltrate disability organizations on return their countries to make young people with disabilities aware of the benefits and opportunities to study in the United States.

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Fashionista Activista: A Night of Activism & Fashion


In one of the most vogue events of the year, MIUSA rolled out the red carpet to over one hundred MIUSA supporters and community members of Eugene/Springfield on June 25, 2015, who came out in support of MIUSA's annual fundraiser and celebration, Fashionista Activista.

The event saw the premiere of "The Power of WILD," a new video documenting MIUSA's signature exchange program, the Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), and announced the launch of a new campaign to raise funds for a WILD program in 2016.