We are thrilled to announce the publication of Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice, co-published by Stylus Publishing and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The first of its kind in the field of international education, this book offers ways to increase the diversity of U.S. students engaged in international education, including students of color, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities.
MIUSA staff Ashley Holben and Monica Malhotra co-authored the chapter "Commitments that Work," citing research and best practices for removing barriers for students with disabilities in education abroad. Inside, they also note resources available through the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project administered by MIUSA and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The cover of the book features several photos, including a prominent photo of a young Dominican-American woman, who is Deaf and wears a visible hearing aid. In the photo, she communicates in sign language with a Ghanaian girl as other children gather to observe the exchange.
The authors would like to acknowledge and thank editors Heather Barclay Hamir and Nick Gozik for their leadership in driving this publication forward, and for the unique opportunity to be part of it.