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Study Abroad Scholarships for U.S. Students with Disabilities Honor ADA

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) pledged to provide 25 "Access the World" scholarships for U.S. college students with disabilities to study abroad in partnership with Mobility International USA (MIUSA). The scholarships are part of CIEE’s commitment to the Generation Study Abroad™, a five-year initiative of the Institute of International Education (IIE), which strives to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2020. Now, only 5 out of the 25 scholarships remain! U.S. undergraduate students with diverse disabilities may apply for select CIEE programs in summer 2016. Deadline: April 15, 2016.

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International Women's Day 2016

From the very beginning 35 years ago, empowering women with disabilities has been a top priority within the work we do at MIUSA. Despite being one of the most marginalized populations in the world who experience double discrimination, women with disabilities offer tremendous leadership and the ability to transform communities.

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International Education Week Envisions "Access for All"

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an annual event to promote international understanding and build support for international education/exchange. Running from November 16-20th, the theme for IEW 2015 is "Access for All," challenging all of us to think critically and creatively about not only how we can remove barriers to international education, but also how international education itself can become a vehicle for social justice. See the lastest Statistics on U.S.

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Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Inducts MIUSA CEO

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to kick off National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition has named 25 leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Selection criteria included the individuals' demonstrated commitment to mentoring and the impact of their contributions on improving the lives of people with disabilities.

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Expanding Our MIUSA Family

With over 2,300 incredible individuals from over 135 countries, MIUSA alumni are the most important network that we have to make the changes in the world for people with disabilities.

To make sustainable, bold change we need to be in contact with each and every one of you!

You are our family! We want to stay updated on your professional and personal accomplishments since meeting you on your MIUSA experience.

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MIUSA Celebrates the "Magic" of the ADA

We at MIUSA are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with disability activists and their allies here in the United States and throughout the world. In doing so, we are honoring all those who are working each day to enhance the lives of people with disabilities so that we may have the same rights and opportunities as our non-disabled peers.

The first Fulbright with a disability, Davis Duty, stands next to Senator J. William Fulbright.

A Historical Video Timeline from the U.S. Department of State on Disability & International Exchange

Watch the ECA historical timeline video on Disability and International Exchange Programs, in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA as well as highlighting 75 years of International Exchange Programs!

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is committed to including people with disabilities as exchange program participants and to advancing disability rights in the United States and abroad.