Webinar: Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad with a Disability

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Already have plans to study or intern abroad during your undergraduate college career? Are you still exploring your options?
February 24, 2015

Now is the time to think about how the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program can help get YOU overseas! To encourage diversity, the program strongly urges undergraduate students with disabilities to apply for its scholarships, which can help cover the costs of study abroad expenses or disability-related support while you're abroad.

Ready to learn more about how students with disabilities can study abroad on the Gilman Program? Watch a recording of the webinar, "International Exchange Opportunities for Students with Disabilities," part of the Gilman International Scholarship Program's Web Symposium Series.

Play the captioned webinar recording by clicking here!

This online forum, moderated by Gilman Program staff member Randi Butler, featured Ashley Holben from Mobility International USA at the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, who discussed study abroad opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities.

Also Lori Rezzouk, formerly a Student Services Specialist in the Study Abroad Office at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, provided insight on how she supported UNC students with disabilities wanting to study or intern abroad. Lastly, we heard from two Gilman Scholarship alumni, who shared their own personal experiences of studying and interning abroad.

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of U.S. undergraduate students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go.  To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program, please visit the website at www.iie.org/gilman or contact gilmanadvisors [at] iie.org.

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