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Artwork from the Middle East and North Africa

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.

Group of students with disabilities pose in outdoor setting.

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.

Group of international women, one who is blind, boarding public bus in U.S.

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.

Susan Sygall with flowers behind her

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.

Traditionally dressed Indian woman with long hair looks over her shoulder

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.

Group of diverse women raising their arms in unison

WILD Alumni Become Trainers

06/18/2015 - 06/30/2015

WILD alumni from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America convened for the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) Training-of-Trainers Program, on June 18 - 30, 2015. WILD alumni used MIUSA’s new WILD Facilitator’s Guide to sharpen training skills, learned cross-disability access strategies, and applied the WILD principles of empowerment, inclusion and pride to training activities.

Training graduates received small grants from MIUSA and partnered with local organizations to extend the WILD leadership training experience to 400 disabled women and girls in 19 countries.

Monica Malhotra in front of computer screen

Fulbright Webinar for Applicants with Disabilities


Staff from the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright, Mobility International USA (MIUSA), and a Fulbright alum speak about access to Fulbright for applicants with disabilities. 

"This year in fact because of the 25th anniversary of the ADA, it is letting us take more of a focus on making sure we're reaching out to people with disabilities. We want you to apply for Fulbrights and take advantage of the opportunity and gain from the program like everyone else can. It is important that that happens."- David Levin, U.S. Department of State

A large group that people with and without disabilities hold a sign that reads "fulbright". The US Department of State seal is pictured in the lower right corner.

Fulbright Foreign Students Explore Disability Inclusion in Berkeley

04/29/2015 - 05/02/2015

The birthplace of the U.S. disability rights movement, Berkeley, California, was the setting for the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Foreign Student enrichment seminar, U.S. Disability Rights: 25 Years of the ADA and Beyond, a four-day event for 60 “Fulbrighters” to learn first-hand from the movement’s major change makers about the ADA, U.S. achievements, and the future of disability rights both nationally and globally.