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Supporting Exchange Participants with Bulimia or Anorexia

An international exchange program can involve a change in nutritional routines, causing symtoms of Bulimia and Anorexia to develop or to spin out of control. It is possible though for participants with Bulimia or Anorexia to successfully complete international exchange, whether they come into the program with a diagnosed condition or if they develop symptoms after departure.

Personal Story
Safira gardening as a volunteer with other exchange students

My Golden Year in America

I am 17 years old and an ASSE YES Exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan. I was very excited to get the opportunity to come to the United States of America. This was something that I prayed for and it was like a dream come true.

I am visually impaired and have had very little vision my entire life. In Pakistan, where I attended a school for the blind, there are many challenges and few opportunities for blind people. I’ve learned the opposite is true here in the U.S. What I’ve learned here [in the US] is more than I could possibly write about in a few short paragraphs.

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MIUSA wins PR Daily Nonprofit Award for "Best Website"

Mobility International USA is honored to be selected as the winner of PR Daily Nonprofit PR Award for "Best Website".

Mobility International USA developed a website that not only motivates people with disabilities (and their families) to take advantage of life’s opportunities, but also provides easily-accessible resources to help them get started.

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Sergio with a rocky coastline in the background

Ripple Effects 2.4: Full Access on a Fulbright Scholarship

Episode Transcript

Justin: Support for Ripple Effects comes from the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, sponsor of the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, and administered by Mobility International USA. To learn more go to www.MIUSA.org.

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Project coordinator Justin Harford, with white cane, presenting in front of audience with PPT slide that says physical barriers, social barriers, don't fund discrimination.

Striving for Diversity at Generation Study Abroad

It is a story that we see often. An exchange program gets a student with a disability asking about wheelchair access, ASL interpreters, or personal assistance, the program is just weeks out and the staff are caught like deer in the headlights scurrying around to make it work.

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International student from Turkey who is blind standing on top of the Grand Canyon with white cane in one hand and the other in the air.

Ripple Effects Season 2: #Access2USA

Ripple Effects: Travelers with Disabilities Abroad is a podcast brought to you by the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by MIUSA. Enjoy vivid stories from people with disabilities going abroad and the positive impact these experiences have on demonstrating what is possible.

Listen Now for all available episodes on SoundCloud. Transcripts included in each episode webpage from the Table of Contents. 

Books/Journals/Podcasts
Two women, one who is blind, walking through the desert in Jordan.

Ripple Effects Season 1: #BlindAbroad

Ripple Effects: Travelers with Disabilities Abroad is a podcast brought to you by Mobility International USA, where we listen to vivid stories from people with disabilities going abroad and the positive impact these experiences have on shifting ideas of what is possible.

Listen Now for all available episodes on SoundCloud. Transcripts included in each episode webpage from the Table of Contents. 

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UK youth with different disabilities and British track athlete while in Eugene

Youth with Disabilities from the United Kingdom Visit Eugene

Seven young people with disabilities ages 16 – 18 from the U.K. travel to Oregon, USA for our 14-day cross-cultural exchange program in July. Participants, sponsored and selected by the U.S. Embassy London, stay with host families, volunteer in community service activities, explore disability rights issues, and build their skills as future leaders. Check our Facebook and Twitter for news and updates!

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EducationUSA website snapshot that says "For International Students: U.S. Study Opportunities Abound"

EducationUSA: Your Official Source for U.S. Higher Education

EducationUSA Advisers around the world offer information, orientation, and guidance as you search for higher education institutions in the United States that fits your needs. EducationUSA makes applying to a U.S. college or university clear.

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