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Apply for Regional WILD in Asia

Sixteen women with disabilities from China, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka will be selected to participate in an eight-day WILD program (May 23–30, 2018) in Sri Lanka to exchange experiences, explore strategies, strengthen a regional network of support, and create collaborative plans to promote inclusion of women with disabilities in community development efforts.

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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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MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall: "Disabled Women are Needed in Foreign Policy"

Recognizing that disabled women have historically had few role models when it comes to international careers, Susan Sygall hopes that sharing her own global experiences - from studying and hitch-hiking in her wheelchair to co-founding a non-profit advancing global disability leadership - will show what's possible. In an interview with the website Women in Foreign Policy, Ms. Sygall described her vision for how engaging in international dialogue can help further disabled women's leadership and agency:

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MIUSA to Welcome Malaysian Exchange Student with a Disability to the U.S

01/18/2018

MIUSA will conduct a one-day arrival orientation for a high-school exchange student from Malaysia, who is participating in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The student has a disability, and will join a cohort of 10 other YES students with disabilities already living and studying in host communities across the United States.

The MIUSA orientation will include:

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Go Local to Get Global!

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE), a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by MIUSA, launches an initiative focused on local outreach to disability and exchange communities to increase the number of people with disabilities participating in international exchange more broadly!

International exchange is an excellent opportunity for people with and without disabilities, and can provide incredible professional and personal growth.

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MIUSA Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, 2017, Mobility International USA observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by recognizing disabled leaders and allies who are moving this agenda forward through policy and legislation. In partnership with powerful disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and allies around the world, MIUSA’s efforts are strengthening both the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and national disability rights laws.

Here are a few highlights from around the globe worth celebrating:

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